Second Treatise of Civil Government The perfect state of a man is the state to do whatever he wants, without permission. Every man is created equal, unless shown inevitably by God. Everyone has the liberty to do what they want without bringing harm to another. No one man has the right to rob another of his freedom or liberty, except to bring justice to an offender. Justice should be limited, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. The obvious reason to give up some of this freedom would be to protect from those who would infringe upon it. To ensure this there are three steps: establish a set, known, law, for deciding controversies, setting up impartial judges to rule these controversies, and the power to carry out the sentence to inforce the judge’s ruling. There would be no need for this if not for corrupt men. In a perfect world, with no need for society, men would have two powers, to do whatever is necessary for the preservation of himself and others, and to punish the crimes committed against that law. These powers are given up upon the joining of society. The reason people enter a society is for the joy of their property, in peace and safety. The first law created in a society would be to create a legislative to create laws to govern themselves and the society; no one has the right to override these laws. The laws are to apply to, equally to rich and poor. They are to be for the good of the people. They must not raise taxes on the property without the consent of…
AP Government Chapter 14 Notes: The Bureaucracy
← The Nature of Bureaucracy
o Presidents have been generally powerless to affect the structure and operation of the federal bureaucracy significantly.
o The bureaucracy has been called the “fourth branch of government,” even though you will find no reference to the bureaucracy in the original Constitution or in the 27 amendments that have been passed since 1787.
o Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution gives…
He may want to read the Second Amendment again; it doesn’t make a distinction as to type of firearms allowed.
Obama is still after assault weapons; he used his usual technique to attack their legitimacy: “When it comes to assault weapons…my concern is, for example, in Aurora, when a young person can go into a theater and shoot off a hundred rounds in less than a minute. These are weapons of war…so for us to restrict some of those high-capacity magazines…that probably can save some lives.”
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My Treatise on Metaphsyics
Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy that deals with questions concerning the fundamental nature of the world and being. Just like all other branches of philosophy, Meta-physicists attempt to answer unanswerable questions through identity and change, space and time and determinism and free will. Since there is no real way of knowing the answers, it is common for people to create their own philosophy.
Under the branch of identity and change I have chosen…
- Culturally, the South were considered one of history’s unique evils that needed to be conquered or destroyed by whatever means necessary to bring an end to state sanctioned slavery in the west and unite all Americans behind a powerful central government for the common good
- The South had legitimate concerns at that time. Therefore the South in essence was preventing themselves from being bullied; the North insisting that it could dictate cultural, social, legal, and moral norms upon the south…
Third Reading Reaction
The most interesting reading to me that we have done since the second reading reaction is the reading we did about Civil Rights, which is in chapter six in the textbook. This topic in particular interested me because of the long process our country has gone through in an effort to try and get every person regardless of race or gender to have equal rights. I’m a big fan of United States history so learning more about Southern Reconstruction and everything Lincoln did to…
The Gettysburg Address is considered the second Declaration of Independence because it covers most of the key points and topics the Declaration of Independence does . Abraham Lincoln gave the speech on November 19, 1863. It was intended to be directed towards the opening of a new memorial in Gettysburg for the American soldiers who fought in the civil war.
The Gettysburg Address was to be directed upon the soldiers who died fighting for our unity and equality as a state. “We have come to dedicate…
contract that allows mankind to create a civil society and eventually form government.
2. Tocqueville argued that Puritanism was closely related to political theory because of the way churches were formed. Puritans would simply vote on the idea of adopting another church. This method was very democratic compared to the way Catholic churches were formed. That idea was carried over into their social contracts and eventually their government. In order for any government to exist, it needed to have the consent…
Allegorical Expression of Locke’s
Theories on Property and Government
Two prolific writers captured what was pressing to the economic and political zeitgeist of 18th century England. John Locke’s ideas on property influenced readers like Thomas Jefferson who would be a prolific politician involved in the founding of the United States. Locke’s views on an individual’s right to property is discussed in his Second Treatise of Government. But what also are compelling to readers at the time were issues…