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Political Science
James Ingram

Political Theory February 5, 2013 John Locke John Locke (1632-1704) Jean-Jacques (1712-1778)  Discussion is between liberalism and republicanism  Liberalism in democracy: o Priority on individual freedom o Limited government  Free enterprise (laissez-faire) o Individual rights o You are equal in the point of view of the state o And the states primary job is to protect your individual rights from others and from itself  From others: you have 3 natural god given rights  1. Life  2. Liberty  3. Property  Pg. 256 (end of section 93) “to think that in to protect your rights you have to give absolute power to the state …” o Putting yourself to give absolute power to the state is like having a lion protecting you from foxes o Locke: constitutionalism/rule of law  To protect oneself o & representation  This book was written against revolution  Purpose of government is to protect life, liberty and property o If it does not you have the right to overthrow the government  Pg. 253 “man being born has been proved…” o You are born equal to everyone else and you have to right to protect your life, liberty and property and the reason why you have a government because it makes it easier to look after  Once you join a society, something tricky comes about  implication  Pp 95 pg. 258 “when any number of men have so consented to make one community and government…” o Internal and necessary tension  All government is by consent  social contract o However, no one in fact consented to it o Therefore, how can you be understood to have consented to the laws?  Answer pp. 119,
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