By: Sam Caruso
John Locke would have agreed with the way the government made the decision to drop the Atomic Bomb. I say this because the Atomic Bomb was dropped due to a vote between a small group of people that played big roles in the government. Locke would have agreed with this strategy to make the decision because he thought that if the people of a society overruled the government and more people were against some of the rules or ways of life that the government had established then the people have the right to dissolve that government.
“If government fails to fulfill the end of which it was established - the preservation of the individual’s right to life, liberty, and property - the people have a right to dissolve that government.”
This quote supports my claim because it helps show the way that Locke looked at how a government should be ruled and this style of government was used to decide the dropping of the Atomic Bomb.
John Locke would have agreed with the way the government made the decision to drop the Atomic Bomb due his ideal government style and how the decision making process was almost equal to John Locke's.
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