John Locke wrote that government should protect “life, liberty, and estate.”?
How did Locke’s writing influence ideas about government put forth in the Declaration of Independence?
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From natural law, Locke deduced that all men were created free and equal, that no man was made for another man's benefit, and all men had the natural rights to life, liberty, and property. If civil governments interfered or abused these rights, men had the right of political resistance to vindicate their rights.