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Week 1 Lecture Government 2306

Fatima Ghufran

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Date Created: 09/19/16
GOVT Lecture  John Locke o Liberalism o Wrote books (in the 1960’s)  Two Treatise of Government  Political argument about human beings existing outside of govt before they form govt  Individual person exists before become a part of society  Individuals (who are naturally free) consent to government to protect their individual rights and if those individual rights are not protected then the individuals can overthrow or make changes to that govt to protect their rights  Innate rights by nature  Letter Concerning Toleration  Theological argument  Leave the things that we can’t agree on as indifferent  Keep political and theological separate  Old theological ideas of church: baptism, last supper, trinity, communion, way to salvation, merit/grace  Originates concept of church and state  Clergy has to be convinced to keep church and state separate o Clergy agreed very quickly because they no longer had to match their beliefs with their kings and fear death/jail for having an opposing faith.  Locke’s ideas gain the most traction in colonial America. Begin arguing for equality of rights, individual rights, and other liberalism ideas.  Thomas Jefferson influenced by Locke’s ideas and he incorporates Locke’s liberalism philosophy.  Adds idea of being able to overthrow govt  Human beings are born equal  Foundational document of our country is based on locke’s liberalism philosophy  Law of Nature established by Nature’s God o Not a personal god and doesn't interfere with human behavior but means that nature was created by a God not a specific god though. o Means that we are instituted first by a god and have individual rights o Common morality among cultures to understand how to behave  Unalienable rights o Rights that cannot be removed, they are part of being a human being o “among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”  these are the most important but there are others  assumption that the things that aren’t written aren’t as important  Locke says life liberty and property so Jefferson changes it  Two parts to the concept of property: 1) you labored for it and 2) it is a part of you  Federalist #10 o Federalist papers are a series of newspaper articles published in defense of the constitution  Faction 2 o Means harmful to government and violates individual rights of others o Bad thing  Defects in AOC o Central government couldn't generate revenue o State tariffs on each other o States had more power than federal government 3


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