John Locke Right To Own Property

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The Right to Own Property Everyday, you live under the protection of a fundamental right that ensures the security of your everyday life: the right to property. It protects the privacy and belongings of everyday citizens and limits the power of the government. It was such an important right that James Madison included it in the Bill of Rights when he wrote it in 1789 because of calls for more individual liberties in the Constitution. The right to property is one of the most basic, rights that belongs to all humans. As an unalienable right, the right to property is a right that should be entitled at birth and therefore, is a basic freedom. As John Locke, an Enlightenment thinker who heavily influenced the Founding Fathers, once said: “All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.“ John Locke is basically saying that men should not harm each other’s lives, liberties, health and belongings. Belongings are essential to everyone and everyone has a birthright to property. The right is protected in the United States of America under the Fourth and Fifth …show more content…
Imagine an alternate reality where the government controls everything or tries to control every aspect of their citizen's lives. That would basically be a dictatorship, or totalitarianism, a governmental system where the government presides over everything and strict obedience is enforced at the expense of personal freedom and has no respect for human rights. In conclusion, life and liberty, the right to property is is fundamental to basic human freedom and is recognized by governments and international organizations around the world. Protected by many laws globally, this right is one of the most basic unalienable rights that belongs to every person at their

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