Locke’s Natural Law Political Philosophy By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2009 by Anthony J.

Fejfar While the Locke’s Empiricism is flawed, his Political Philosophy still stands up to scrutiny. Locke asserts in his book, “The Second Treatise on Government,” that each person has Natural Rights in a “State of Nature” which precedes government and politics. Clearly, Locke is using the idea of the “State of Nature” as a metaphor for Natural Law. What Locke is really saying is that the Natural Rights, later found in the American, Declaration of Independence, of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” are based upon Natural Law. Natural Law is based upon Platonism, and the idea that there are ideal Laws which are programming into the Collective Unconscious (Jung) or the Quantum Field, upon, which Human Laws rely upon for their validity. The Rights found in the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution are clearly Natural Rights which are based upon Natural Law. These include the Right of Religious Freedom and the Right to own Private Property, and the Right to Contract. The Rights found in the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights are also Natural Rights which are based upon Natural Law.

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