Monday, October 5, 2009

John Locke "The Enlightenment "

When I read part of the constitution I liked this long saying very much "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government."

When I read this I believe that it is trying to say that all people should be created equal, and they all have their rights. According to this the government gets its power from the people. Without the people our government would not be strong.

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