Brexit "What worries you, masters you"

By Laura Pellegrini

John Locke would support the voters who voted to leave the European Union. Locke believed that everyone has the right to leave or rebel the Union, if their rights have been violated. These ideas were figured prominently in his writing. He strongly supported that there should be a contract between the government and the people. When the government violates this contract, the people have the right to rebel and form a better contract.

All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, liberty, or possessions.

John Locke says that the government was put in place to protect our rights, that is their job. So if for some reason the government violates the "contract" they have with the people the contract is destroyed. Meaning the people are allowed to leave that union or start a new contract.

The natural liberty of man is to be free of any superior power on earth, and not to be under the authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.

John Locke believed in the theory of empiricism. This theory is that we are born with empty minds. He stated the only link our minds had to the external world was through our senses. John Locke spread the idea that the people we surround ourselves with are the same people who influence us. He thought people should be able to choose who they were surrounded by not forced to by the government or others. This shows he would have wanted the people to be free to vote for their own rights.

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.

John Locke would have supported the voters of Brexit because he believed in the natural human rights everyone has.

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