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Living in a world where mankind has the freedom and right to do as they please we must have certain laws Without these laws the world would be an utter chaos To have laws you must have a government The purpose of a government is to ensure the rights of all people to life health liberty and possessions which all humans are born equally to In Lockes theory of government he uses the analogy of a glove The glove is the protection of the hand which is Rousseaus theory of a Social Contract The Social Contract is a contract in which you are in a group in which every person in that group must surrender their rights for the good of the community A Social Contract is needed for the protection of individuals because humans alone would have seized to exist had they continued living in the original conditions of nature Therefore the glove the government protects the hand the Social Contract because it is the governments duty to respond to the peoples will To keep things under control and in order the people must be obedient or they are forced to be Lockes theory is related to Rousseaus theory because the whole point of a government is to protect the rights of the people including the protection of individuals and their property That is where the Social Contract comes in By man coming together and limiting their strength and surrendering their rights the government can properly meet the will of the people and protect them and their rights The two are integrated Another analogy that works to show the functioning of a government are socks and feet The socks taking the place of government and the feet being the Social Contract This analogy works the same way as Locke and Rousseaus analogy did The sock covers the feet protecting the people while the feet stand as the Social Contract If the sock tears and
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