Hi, need to submit a 250 words essay on the topic Summarize: ‘of the state of nature’ in chapter II by John Locke.
This is because when this happens, the thief has violated one’s right of possession and is allowed to die. Such deaths are lawful since they are aimed at stopping violations of others’ rights. He goes further to indicate that a state of nature is when human beings live without authority or government. In such cases, where one takes advantage to take way other people’s property, a state of war is declared. This is because the one who is violated lacks the office that would administer justice. Therefore, a state of war allows him to defend himself against the aggressor. There are cases in society when a judge and those in authority are present but the rule of law has been neglected. This, according to the author, will create a state of war since people will lack confidence in the judicial systems.