Analysis Of John Locke's Second Treaties Of Civil Government

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John Locke definitely viewed liberty as something that is extremely important to the people of any given society. In John Locke’s second Treaties of civil government, he clearly outlined his worldview; one in which democracy should trump autocracy, a world where the individuals of any given country or society, have an opportunity to determine the direction and operation of such societies. To fully understand just how fundamental Locke believes liberty was to human beings is to first understand the reasons why he wrote the Treaties of civil government, in the first place. It is to be remembered that Locke wrote this particular piece of document in the 17th century, a time when the realization of true civil rights was nothing more than a figment of many peoples imagination.
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In the US and other democratic countries, political representatives are selected in an election process. Each person has an opportunity to vote, in most cases, the majority gets to decide who gets to sit in the public’s office. Since John Locke advocated for the masses to make their voices heard, the political process in the United States closely aligns with his theory. Whether it is the President of the United States, governors, mayors or other political representatives, the people get an opportunity to decide who they think is best able to fulfill the vacant position. John Locke wanted ordinary individuals to have a say in how any given society was operated. He was wary that the bourgeoisie and those in social categories of society would enact laws and engage in practices to preserve their wealth and social identities. By providing a sense of equity to the masses, by giving everyone an equal input, by including the common man on the street; the American democratic system clearly demonstrate that

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