John Locke's Philosophy Of Government

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The basic concept of Locke’s philosophy is that the foundation of a government is established on the consent of all people. As Locke mentioned in The Second Treatise of Civil Government, “all peaceful beginnings of government have been laid in the consent of the people” (Sec. 112), and this is what constitutes the legitimacy of a government. In terms of the establishment of the United States, the beginning of the Constitution, “We the people of the United States,” reveals Locke’s fundamental concept and also manifests the initial purpose of forming a government in order to protect general benefits of all people. While the concept of consent is an ideal for people looking for a legitimate government, the interpretation of consent should consider
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