Compare And Contrast William Penn And Thomas Aquinas

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William Penn and Thomas Aquinas are on two ends of the government spectrum. Even to this day, years after William Penn has passed away, he can still be seen in a few parts of the United States of America’s government. Then there is Thomas Aquinas who has dissected and dug into the works of Aristotle and Augustine, to form his very own thought about how government works, as well as his way of life. Thomas Aquinas had many ties to the government in his day, but it is very apparent that he is embedded into the way the United States of America, was formed.
William Penn was granted a charter of Pennsylvania, in 1681. Between 1681-1685 there were warrants prepared to try to make Pennsylvania remain connected to the homeland and the king. This is one thing that Penn did not want to happen, so appropriately, in 1686, Penn was able to have his charter dropped from the list of charters controlled by the homeland, as long as
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He says that it is both intensive and extensive in its reach and implications. Nevertheless, Aquinas’s use of the Aristotelian axiom, which says, “human beings are naturally political animals.” Aquinas gives logical proofs that prove that this is the case. Therefore the morality of the authority of the state’s government and law is controlled by the church, but when law and government are meant to comply not challenge one another. Aquinas did not agree with Augustine in the fact that “Augustine thought that government forms were not important since they were all temporary.” However Aquinas did see the government as helpful working with the common good to benefit all. Aquinas was able to study the way Augustine thought and develop how he could make his own determinations about what he truly believed in. The fact that Thomas Aquinas is still being used in the government of the United States as an astounding
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