Enlightenment: Thinkers & Despots. Key Thinkers. John Locke.
“…Whenever the government takes away or destroys people’s property and rights, it puts itself against the people and the people are no longer required from following its laws. At this point, the people have a right to establish a new government to preserve order and protect their rights, which is the whole purpose of a government.”
Gives people right to rebellion
Abuse of power by government
“All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.”
What about our rights?!
“It’s good to be the king.”
Frederick II of Prussia
Joseph II of Austria