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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.

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A collection of scholarly works about individual liberty and free markets.

Application designed and developed by .

If thou he; But how
From him, who in the happy Realms ofLight
with transcendent brightness out-shine
Myriads though bright:If he Whom mutual league,
United thoughts and counsels, equal hope
Andhazard in the Glorious ,
with me once, now misery
In equal ruin: into what Pit thou
From what , so much the stronger
He with his Thunder: and till then who knew
The force of those dire Arms? yet not for those,
Nor what the PotentVictor in his rage
Can elseinflict, do I repent or change,
Though in outward ; that mind
And high disdain, from sence of merit,
That with themightiest me to contend,
And to the fierce contention brought along
Innumerable force of Spirits
That dislike his reign, and me preferring,
His utmostpower with adverse power
In dubious on the Plains of ,
And shook his throne. What though the fieldbe lost?
All is not lost;the unconquerable Will,
And study of revenge, immortal hate,
Andcourage never to submit or yield:
And what is else not to be overcome?
That Glory never shall his wrath or might
Extort from me. To bow and sue for grace
With suppliantknee, and his power,
Whofrom the of this Arm solate
Doubted his Empire, that were low indeed,
That were an ignominyand shame beneath
This ; since by Fate the strength of
And this Empyreal substancecannot fail,
Since through experience of this great event
In Arms notworse, in foresight much ,
We may with more successful hoperesolve
To by force or guile
Irreconcileable, to our grand Foe,
Who now triumphs, and in excess of joy
Sole reigning holdsthe Tyranny of .

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