By: Sebastian Mowbray
John Locke would agree with Britain leaving the European Union because they have some small laws that they have due to being in the EU, and they find those laws overly constricting. He believed that:
If government fails to fulfill the end for which it was established-the preservation of the individual’s right to life, liberty, and property-the people have the right to dissolve that government.
John Locke said that if the government that a person is in isn’t protecting their life, liberty, and property, than they can leave or destroy that government. Liberty is defined as the state of being free from a society with oppressive restrictions. Since the EU has some unnecessary rules that the people don’t want anymore, than John Locke would agree with Britain leaving the EU because they are threatening the liberty of the people of Britain. He also says:
The legislative acts against the trust reposed in them, when they endeavour to invade the property of the subject, and to make themselves, or any part of the community, masters, or arbitrary disposers of the lives, liberties, or fortunes of the people.
This shows that the trust between the leader and the people cannot be broken by the leader making over commanding laws, which the EU has been recently doing. He said that the government should never invade or destroy any of the 3 divine rights, and since the EU has made some over protective laws, they are invading the people's liberty.
With John Locke's information, Britain has every right in the world to leave the European Union. They have multiple laws that they don't want, and the government is overly protective of them.