Bombing Hiroshima

John Locke a famous philosopher of the 1700's-1800's was a firm believer of people's rights to life liberty and property. He would be infuriated with the decision on the United States to dropping the atomic bomb and ultimately killing dozens of thousands of people. Locke highlights this when he talks of his belief in god's law.

Law of God and nature, have set to the legislative power of every common-wealth, and all forms of government.

This quote describes John Locke's beliefs perfectly, and is why he would despise the bomb dropping. Law of god is peoples three natural rights and life is one of them, it could also be described as people should die in the hands of god not others or from others decisions. The government making a decision like that with one, no vote from the people, and two the decision would mean killing people both innocent and not.

Locke was against all war to him it was a violation of the codes and laws of god. As what happened here the government of the United States of America declared us in war, Locke would have been hysterical and overflowing with rage. Being a peaceful person the war itself would have been enough to put him over but the fact we used a bomb to murder people and or government deciding this, he would not be able to contain his anger

...put into the hands of any other, an absolute power over the lives, liberties, and estates of the people.

This is Locke talking of what a government should not do and it is exactly what happened with the bombing. The U.S. government took the lives and estate of people and literally obliterated it in a matter of seconds with one bomb.

These two quotes from John Locke only further prove my point the he would not have approved or liked the dropping of the atomic bomb. He is quite lucky he did not have to live through this because there is no way he would have been able to deal with it.


Created with images by Imahinasyon Photography - "A-Bomb Dome"

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