Our Founding Principles: Natural Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and John Locke

Politics Then and Now

Nov 23 2020 • 14 mins

According to the founding of America, what are your natural rights? Today, we look at the Declaration of Independence and how it was influenced by the philosophy of John Locke. We also break down the argument Jefferson makes in the Declaration. Finally, we discuss how the idea of natural rights that America was founded on applies to today's political climate.

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