John Locke Purpose Of Government

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The sole purpose of government, according to John Locke, was to support all citizens and their natural rights as well as protect and defend them at all times. As long as citizens were given their natural rights and equal treatment they were capable of civilly governing themselves. John Locke advised that a country’s government is in a binding social contract with its people; for the transfer of some rights to the government the people will in turn receive protection of their rights and pursuit of liberty and happiness. If ever violated this contract their own citizens would rebel against them. This dissolution can be a result of change in government, due to the violation of the citizen’s liberty. Locke discusses in his writings, “…for no man,
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