Millions of UK citizens voted to leave the European Union in order to destabilize the nation and the continent. However, Thomas Hobbes was a founder of English moral and political philosophy. He had little faith in human nature and believed that only an absolute monarchy could control humanity. Hobbes would be for Great Britain leaving the European Union. He is selfish, and would be positive about Britain leaving the Union for their own power. Thomas Hobbes states:
"If there be no power erected, or not great enough for our own security; every man will and may lawfully rely on his own strength and art, for caution against all other men"
He argues that an absolute monarchy could solve the overall issues of the world. It reapplies into modern day because his claim can easily connect to Great Britain's situation. He clearly supports an idea of leaving a union to gain power "against all other men." Hobbes concludes:
"The condition of man... is a condition of war of everyone against everyone."
He is supporting the fact that men are against everyone else, and that Britain leaving the union was "War of everyone against everyone." As a founder of English moral and political philosophy, Hobbes had a strong but negative input on humans. He clearly supports Great Britain in leaving the union and controlling their own government with power and being selfish.
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