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Subject:  Re: Week 2 Reading: Locke's The Second Treatise Date:  8/19/2012  9:27 AM
Author:  tabs101 Number:  23708 of 23810

If you wanted to join “the others” government, and they were willing to accept you, you would have to submit to their laws. In return you would receive the security that is concomitant with laws and law enforcement.

Locke, and I would say other social contract theorists as well, start with the assumption that people are rational actors. To be rational means to follow t