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    One of Locke’s most influential writings was his “Second Treatise of Government”. In this essay, Locke discusses his ideal version of government, in which a “social contract” is exchanged between the subjects and the government in power. In discussing this social contract, Locke provides a distinction between express consent and tacit consent. In our discussion today, much of our time will be spent discussing tacit consent. For our purposes, we will define tacit consent as a nonverbal, implied, voluntary

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    John Locke and the Second Treatise is simply a section of his great works on his different views on certain issues within the government . Chapter one begins with Locke restating what his arguments were in the First Treatise. Locke also gives his position on Sir Robert Filmer’s teachings. Locke’s first point was that Adam did not have authority over his children nor over the world which would have been given from God. There is no possible way for someone to claim they are in relation to Adam based

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    The Second Treatise, of Civil Government, written by John Locke, was an influential book in shaping political philosophy. Locke was an English philosopher known for developing liberalism. He wrote two treatises altogether to give his overall argument about how society should be run. The first treatise criticized Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which talked about the king’s rule over England. The second treatise reviewed Locke’s view on the rights of the people. He often uses the law of Nature as a reference

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    “Second Treatise on Government” excerpt by John Locke In an excerpt from John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government”, Locke establishes that every man has fundamental rights. Furthermore, the rights to life, liberty, possessions, and health are ones that should be protected by a governing body. To Locke, the ideal form of government would be a monarchy. However, John Locke was an Englishman in 1690, and at the time Great Britain was ruled by a Parliament. Therefore making Locke’s beliefs an

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    subordinate to society. In the publication The Second Treatise of Government, John Locke was the first to promote individualism over society. Though his ideas were considered as liberal, now are embraced by many conservative. John Locke’s ideas are the basis of the American government and so it is important to keep America 's nature; the rights of life, liberty to own property, and the pursuit of happiness; at heart when creating laws. In Locke’s second treatise of government, John Locke described that

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    John Locke: Discussion 1 While reading the “The Second Treatise of Government,” you can notice and see that John Locke has a strong standing for civil rights as well as helping with the development of the Constitution of the United States. He states that the “consent of the governed,” is basically saying that communities are not put together by the divine right or ruled by. Paternal, familial, and political are types of powers that John Locke mentions that have all have unlike characteristics.

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    While I was reading “Second Treatise of Government”, by John Locke I had many agreements and disagreements. Many of his arguments are valid, but many of them seem too extreme. Throughout the article, Locke talks about how the government is obligated to serve the people by protecting life, liberty and property. He explained how the governments power had to be limited, which it’s the result of check and balances. He believed that if the government violated an individual rights, that person had the

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    The "Second Treatise of Government," by John Locke is a revolutionary philosophical work that directly opposed the idea of absolutism, but rather locke believed in a government founded on the sovereignty of the people who understand they are part of a community of free, equal individuals, whom all poses natural rights, and who live under a natural law. In order for us to understand Locke’s theory we must first understand absolutism. Absolutism structured government was autocratic, and was based

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    John Locke in this first portion of The Second Treatise of Government seeks to describe what can accurately be described as the groundwork for modern liberal democratic thought. The main premise behind his telling in the second of the two treatises is to introduce readers to a society that promotes that of equality amongst all and each individual is endowed with certain natural rights. He also holds that those who are given these natural freedoms will in return seek positive endeavors and govern

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    In John Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, Locke discusses a lot of important topics. The topics discussed are the state of nature, common wealth, a civil society, equality of men, and much more. In my writing, I will be discussing a few of these topics. I will be explaining how John Locke’s account of the state of nature set up and support his argument for a liberal political structure of civil society. John Locke begins the Second Treatise of Government by discussing the state of nature

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