The Impact Of Chapter Nine Of John Locke's Second Treatise Of Government?

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As Americans in the year 2018, it is hard for us to imagine living without all of our freedoms, especially the ones we deem inalienable. These rights are only a recent addition to society. Our ancestors lived in a time when they were restricted in many ways, especially in their speech. For many of our rights we can thank John Locke, one of the philosophers to inspire our founding fathers. John Locke lived in a time when he had to be careful about his writings on government because his works could be seen as treason. Locke wanted to avoid the possibilities of his works would being destroyed, by preserving them, they could be passed down for generations to inspire people to be leaders, to make a difference, and to stand for what he felt is right. In this paper I will analyze and reflect on chapter nine of Locke’s Second Treatise of Government. Throughout I will discuss what Locke understands to be the ends of government and how that affects our modern society. In the mid 1600’s until his death in the early 1700’s Locke had to be careful with what he wrote. John Lock]e was a brilliant and opinionated man, he wanted his thoughts to be known, but he did not want people to know he was the one behind them. Influenced by Hobbes, Locke was aware that Hobbes work was destroyed, so he worked hard to avoid any affiliation with Hobbes. Throughout his work, the Second Treatise of Government, Locke progressively becomes more direct in his opinions and beliefs. By chapter nine Locke states
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