The most important measurement in liberalism is the individual.
Traditions have stood the test of time and they are the foundation for today’s decisions. As a result they
should not be ignored. They provide a sense of stability for citizens.
View on nature: It’s about the individual and their ability to reason.
Most importantly the focus is on the right bearing individual. These include rights to liberty, freedom,
property and self-preservation.
Locke comes on the heels of Hobbes. So while Hobbes believes people are naturally evil, Locke believes
they aren’t. Locke says money, and market is natural. That it precedes the government. However he says
that a government is necessary in order to counteract the negatives of the market.
Hobbes vs Locke
View on nature: The individual is not nearly as rational as the liberal