Brexit ”The end of government is the good of mankind; and which is best for mankind, that the people should always be exposed to the boundless will of tyranny, or that the rulers should be sometimes liable to be exposed, when they grow exorbitant in the use of their power, and employ it for the destruction, and not the preservation of the properties of their people?”

By Nathan Vance

I think that Locke would support the Brexit because he believes everyone is equal and that people can make their own decisions. Locke claims that every person has the rights to life, liberty, and property. This is known as Locke's trinity. He believes this because when someone is born they are given life(life), the person born has a right to be free(liberty), they also have a right to have a shelter/home(property).

He states:

The end of government is the good of mankind; and which is best for mankind, that the people should always be exposed to the boundless will of tyranny, or that the rulers should be sometimes liable to be exposed, when they grow exorbitant in the use of their power, and employ it for the destruction, and not the preservation of the properties of their people?

This quote states that Locke believes that people should be exposed to new things and that leaving something familiar isn't always the worst idea. The quote can be reapplied to the modern debate because Locke's 3 rights still stand today and the quote says how if government is ended it would be good for the world. It also says that people should expose the rulers so that they can not use their power for destruction.

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