John Locke’s Influence on The Declaration of Independence

Posted: July 5, 2013 in Category - Declaration, Locke and Declaration

By DCT | Published: August 31, 2011

John Locke

I discovered John Locke some time ago, but in discovering Greg Forster, I have grown to better understand Locke and appreciate his exhaustive grasp of human nature, philosophy, theology and the historic setting of his life and times and his impact on the principles of our constitutional republic.

For Freedom’s Sake was launched for the examination of and communication of the very ideas that men like John Locke brought to bear on the thinking of our founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson in The Declaration of Independence captured the philosophical ideas, which launched the American system of constitutional government. . .

Read article at For Freedom’s Sake

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