How John Locke Influenced the Founding, and the Advice He’d Give America Today

Most folks never heard of John Locke, and although he is considered a liberalist, his foundations in the Bible made all his writings widely used by all the founding fathers.

Arguably no philosopher had a greater influence on America’s founding than John Locke, says Joseph Loconte, director of the Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. 

Locke’s ideas about property and freedom helped to shape America as the Founders drew on his ideas when they wrote the nation’s founding documents…


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