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Any government, whether democracy or absolute monarchy, can devolve into tyranny if the ruler does not observe the fundamental laws of the commonwealth and no longer considers the end of government to be the preservation of the public good. A ruler who uses his own will to enforce the law and seeks to indulge his own whims, passions, and desires is violating the trust of his people. Trust is essential because a ruler should only exercise the power that the people gave him when the government was established. The people have the right to resist a tyrannical ruler.
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Locke did not believe a democracy was the only valid system of government. He did not have a problem with a monarchy as long as its power was not absolute. Absolute power is completely at odds with a civil society because the people consented to be governed and it is illogical that they would choose a government that was worse than the state of nature. It is also illogical that they would consent to have every man be obedient and submissive save one. An absolute ruler tends to use their power arbitrarily, capriciously, and erratically. The people's natural liberty and property are not protected. Locke advocated majority rule and an authority who always acted with the public good in mind.
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While the other men are at the whorehouse, Lennie visits , the black stable buck. Crooks is rude and contemptuous toward Lennie until he realizes that Lennie has no ill intent. Candy also visits the two men, for they are the only ones left at the ranch while they others are in town. They discuss the plan for a small farm and Crooks shows some interest in joining them. Curley's wife sees the three men and seeks their company out of loneliness; when Crooks tells her that she is not supposed to be in his room, she upbraids them as useless cripples and even threatens Crooks with lynching.