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John Locke on the Nature of Freedom

Summary: In "Two Treaties of Government," John Locke wrote that societies that are not self-governing inevitable surpress their citizens' freedoms. These writings are the philosophical basis for the French and American Revolutions.
Despite a lack of government, Locke write in "Two Treaties of Government" that he believes in the self-governing of the people, and that primitive ideologies are the foundations of direction. Locke explains that all men are in a "State of perfect Freedom" where everyone has the rights to control their own actions and belongings within the bounds of nature. There is a balance of power, for each person is no more powerful than another. Equality is maintained because everyone has similar abilities. However, it can be destroyed when a ruler wrongfully divides people into classes (especially those of inferiority), essentially dissolving their rights. Literally, Locke discusses destruction of life, health, and liberty as a consequence of poor leadership. In fact, the very liberties which grant us freedom make us the prisoners of social taboo and unacceptance, such as suicide. To preserve the rights...

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