- Oct 3, 2009
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I've been reading some John Locke recently and I found his concept of freedom most inlign with what the founding fathers wrote. Locke believe that man was free in nature and possessed certain rights in that existence but since man can't maintain that state for very long governments were formed to protect those natural inalienable rights. This seemed to paralles a lot of what the founding fathers said and what Jefferson meant about the purpose of government to which were to 'secure the blessings of liberty'.