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Locke believed that absolute power could corrupt otherwise good people. Locke spoke often of a "state of nature" or absolute freedom. People in such a state exist outside of any law and are prone to be quarrelsome and violent. When an entire population is in the state of nature most people will attempt to peacefully coexist but some will resort to violence to obtain their needs and wants. An totalitarian leader would also exist in a state of nature, though by himself having no law above him. This is the worst of all situations because such a person has the ability to do whatever he wants with little the fear of revenge.

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he thought it was good because he liked humans and God so people could love eachother. he also like panguins. which are awesome

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john Locke believe that human nature is inherently good.

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