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In this chapter, John Locke expresses his feelings on the state of Nature and the law of Nature.  When there is a bigger man, with more strength, he can easily take over an “inferior.”  This is when Locke explains the law of Nature, wheres if there are set laws in place to protect the “inferior” man, there would no longer be an “inferior” man.  This allows everyone to be equal.  Every man and his family are entitled to their property along with basic morality.  He claims that men have the ability to “destroy one another.”  Therefore, there had to be some form of protective laws that prevented a man from wrong-doing another.  Locke also states that when someone causes another man hurt, he should be forced with reparations, and/or repercussions.  That is if the hurt would like to proceed with punishment.  This is a clear way to prevent men from acting as savages to one another and causing an inhabitable environment.  Allowing a “civil government” to take place.    He asks the question onto why would a completely free man want to part with his one-hundred percent freedom, to be controlled by a higher power?  Which is a question of great validity.  Being at the time the question was asked was a time of paranoia of everything being stripped away from invaders because there was no one saying “no.”  No one was being held accountable for any malpractice of the term “freedom.”  However, Locke raised concerns of greed and vengeance that could, and would, be taken too far by some people.  This resulted in a discussion of who should be the judge of the situation, and to not worry about the people, but to worry about the laws in which the people were attempting to take advantage of.      In order for a man to get these types of benefits and securities, he has to give up the state of Nature. This may not have been easy feet for some, but they understand that this decision will grant them protection against invasions.      The first law to be formed was the legislative power. The legislative power is very important, due to ensuring the society has given consent of decision being made.  Whether it be a tax increase, or who is in charge.  There has to be consent from the society, or the people have the right to withdraw from their newly formed government, and that is not what they want.  


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