John Jefferson And John Locke's Theory Of Revolution

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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 by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,...” (Jefferson 120). He definitevly states that all shall be on an even playing field within the eyes of this document. Before Jefferson, however, there was also John Locke who proposed a similar thought towards this belief. “A state also of equality, wherein all the power and jurisdiction is reciprocal, no one having more than another,...” (Locke 102). Locke’s theory of government created this same testament that no one would be held higher than the other. When giving something, be it a person or group, it is necessary for their to be some sort of “safe” switch. A mechanism implied to help override the system to avoid issues, should the functions of such a system become improper or
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