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Political Science 2237E
Douglas Long

Lockethere are two limitations on peoples acquisition of property1The Spoilage Limitation nothing was made by God for mankind to waste and destroy2The Sustainability Limitation the condition of the world must be in the same quality as it was foundThis changes with the invention of moneymoney enlarges all desires and the capacity for appropriation It does not spoil It brings scarcity with it and makes the sharing limitation unworkableFor this reason civil societys trustee government must preserve and regulate and enlarge property like freedomWhen conflict and scarcity are inevitable property and freedom cannot be handed out There must be compromises even on those things people would prefer to doPolitical Principles1 Government by consent 9599 117119 notice tacit consent I say that every man that has any possessions or enjoyment of any part of the dominions of any government does thereby give his tacit consent and isobliged to obedience to the laws of the governmen
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