Hobbes Declaration Of Independence Analysis

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Jefferson had many ideas that seemed to be influenced by predecessors such as John Locke. However, there are also some similarities found in other such philosophies of politics. This could include some ideas that don’t even have an idea to project a democracy, but rather an absolute monarch, as proposed by Hobbes. The concepts that were placed within the theory of revolution have made themselves evident to be followed by other such ideals. How like-minded were these concepts though and just what did they have that was shared by others? In the Declaration of Independence, it is a common objective to state that all men are equal. Jefferson wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed…show more content…
Nonetheless, there are basic principles that are shared by either. Consider what Hobbes had described in his work about the Leviathan. “...but if there be a common power set over them both, with right and force sufficient to compel performance, it is not void.” (Hobbes 100). In his work he describes an organization that must be in place in order to prevent the unavoidable result of everyone going to war with one another. While this is more of a forced ruling to make everyone abide by the same rules, it will perform its duty all the same. Furthermore, it is contributing to the belief that people cannot function alone in society. It stands to show that there needs to be a determination from a higher source to outline their involvement in the societal structure. This means, but isn’t limited to, laws that all must follow. With Jefferson, his theory follows this in a parallel fashion, in the reason that his idea doesn’t cross with hobbes, but they share the same direction. “That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” (Jefferson 120). This man believed the same as hobbes, that there needed to be something to control and regulate what was needed for a population to live
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