Consider: What do you think are the most important ends, or purposes of government? What does gov . do that it shouldn’t?. The Last Word: Assignment 2 for Thursday; Collaborize by Friday. Who governs ( power ), and to what ends ( purpose )?.
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The Last Word: Assignment 2 for Thursday; Collaborize by Friday
The Last Word: Assignment 2 for Friday; Collaborize by Friday
Of the Ends of Political Society and Government
“But though men, when they enter into society, give up the equality, liberty, and executive power they had in the state of nature, into the hands of the society, the power of the society, or legislative…, can never be supposed to extend farther, than the common good; but is obliged to secure every one's property, by providing against those three defects (of the SoN, i.e., lack of settled laws, executors of the law, and impartial judges) above mentioned, that made the state of nature so unsafe and uneasy.”
- - Locke’s 2nd Treatise