John Locke

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John Locke (1632 -1704), an English philosopher, stated that civil insurrection is a wholly justifiable solution to a troubled society. His basic premise held that the actual horror, the suffering and pain endured by a people improperly ruled would be even worse than that suffered without or during the revolution. He held that revolution is an idea, not a war; a correction of matters and it is not the people who are revolting, but rather those …

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…then so be it. Although Locke firmly testifies that the abuse would have to be recurring for such an uprising to take place, history has shown that revolutions do occur, and people are capable of revolt. It takes a whole society to create and execute a revolution and the process is a slow one. It is this voice that was given to the people and has been used by the people to keep freedom theirs.