In our last episode, we talked about how, according to Locke and the founders, people in the state of nature would choose a government that would protect their natural rights of life, liberty, and possessions in exchange for giving up their right to enforce the law of nature- that is Locke’s version of the social contract. We finished teasing that sometimes, in case of emergencies, the government gets to break its own rules.
PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Today, we’re gonna talk about the idea of rights, specifically the rights America was founded on. The founding philosophy of America is that governments exist not to give you rights, but to protect your natural rights, God given, inherent ones. The story of America cannot be told without mention of her foundation inContinue reading “Our Founding Principles: Natural Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and John Locke”