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Posted by on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:44pm.

What advice do you think John Locke would give to American politicians today?

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:45pm

    I'll be glad to discuss your answer with you.

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:47pm

    I said "I think John Locke heavily influenced American thinking. His idea of the Social Contract gave American the reason, even responsibility, to break away from England. We based our constitution on the philosophy of John Locke." but I need a little more.

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:48pm

    Now you need to imagine what Locke would say to today's politicians.

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:54pm

    well see, that's my problem. I cant really think of what he would say to American politicians today. I think he'd probably say something about our priorities or our unity as a nation. but that's as far as ive gotten

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:58pm

    OK. Let's take a big problem today.

    Congress can't agree on a budget, which they should do by the end of the year. Each party blames the other side for not compromising. It looks as though the country will "go off the fiscal cliff" if Congress people can't agree on the budget.

    http://www.investopedia.com/terms/f/fiscalcliff.asp#axzz2Esx70RPk

    What would John Locke say to them?

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:13pm

    I think he would tell them to get their priorities straight and focus on the big picture of how much this is affecting our nation. also that they need to really think about how to resolve this problem rather than putting it off.

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:24pm

    I agree!

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:25pm

    yay! thanks so much! :D

  • World History - , Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:41pm

    You're very welcome. :-)

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