John Locke Political Philosophy

John Locke was a political philosopher in Europe during the 17th century. Born in 1632, Locke grew up with a normal family in a small village in England. Although his early life was meek, his ideas live on today.

Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.

John Locke believed that all humans have natural rights that not even the government can take away. He supported and expressed the idea of limited government, and wrote about how government is made just to keep order, but nothing above that. His ideas can be seen in the creation of the United States Constitution, which states that "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

John Locke also studied human nature and what creates different perceptions of the world in different people. His philosophy is still much studied and appreciated today.

Reference: http://www.iep.utm.edu/locke-po/

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