according to benjamin franklin and john locke, what should a good government do?,

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John Locke was a 17th century British philosopher who had many ideas about the role of government in society. One idea he shared is that governments should provide “life, liberty and property.” This means that people should have access to food, water, shelter and other basic necessities. Government also needs to protect individuals from violence or harm by others. He believed that people should be able to enjoy their own beliefs and not be forced into any religion. And finally, he felt it was important for all citizens to have equal protection under the law with no one being more powerful than anyone else. This philosophy has influenced modern day democracies such as ours where we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (although some might argue this promise isn’t always fulfilled). If you’re looking for an in-depth exploration of what democracy is, head over to The Greatest Democracy on Earth. There will be a link at the bottom of each post so you can find your way back too! 🙂

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