Net Neutrality “Legislative acts against the trust reposed in them, when they endeavor to invade the property of the subject or the fortunes of the people.”

by:Sam Tynan

John Locke would support Net neutrality, because he believed that laws should be made for the good of the people. This is told in his writing of “second treatise of government”, he states:

"laws also ought to be designed for no other end ultimately, but the good of the people"

Net neutrality was made to not allow internet companies to restrict some articles or websites. For example say you have Verizon for a phone carrier, if you look up articles on superpowers, the first website or article would be one that sponsors Verizon. This sponsorship would be in exchange for their website to be the first to come up even if it isn’t necessarily the website with the best information. With net neutrality Internet companies and phone carriers can’t do that, the have to promote the best information for the good of the people. John Locke would highly support this because like he said above he believes that laws should be made for the good of the people and nobody else.

“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away, and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, the put themselves into a state of war"

He says that it is bad for the people making the rules, when the do something that isn't in the best intrest of the people or make them do something that is onl benificial to the person doing it. the people will answer, it may not be in a very physical way, but the people will fight back.

John Locke would have supported one of the most controversial topics of this time, net neutrality. He believed in laws that put the people before anyone else, as this one does.

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