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FREE AT LAST Through out the United States history there have been many innovators philosophers and trailblazers that have shaped the way America has come to be One of the main factors in the formation of America has to be credited to the founding of the American Political thought derived from the minds of this nations founding fathers It was their ideas that influenced and shaped the thoughts on political matters emanated from European political philosophers Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were British Political thinkers who had the greatest affect on the American political philosophy Through the dialect of these philosophers a recurring theme of natural rights teaching was conveyed It was later to become know as classical political science It was by these documents that the nation was founded and the constitution was formed So as America wanted to break away from the British rule documents such as the Federalist essays were used to convince the people that sovereignty was necessary to break away from a monarchy rule in order to gain a liberal regime The natural rights teaching point out that there was only one legitimate form of government and one that originated from the sovereignty of the people Fundamental principals were set and philosophers referred to natural rights in three distinctive ways preservation life freedom liberty and equality pursuit of happiness Since natural rights were God given philosophers stressed to the people that no one especially government could deny an individual these rights Many of these arguments in which natural rights are stressed about are visible in the documents constitutions and writings of American political philosophers such as John Wise Benjamin Franklin Samuel Adams Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine John Wise 1652-1725 who wrote Democracy Is Founded in Scripture argued explicitly for a democratic mode of church governance His arguments were based on biblical sources the principle of natural rights and reason Defending the status quo of congregational churches
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