John Locke
Daniel Jimenez
Humanities
The question is asked , how would John Locke respond to Karl Marx\'s statement about private property and how it should be abolished. Karl Marx says that private property is the basically the root cause to all social problems . I believe that his statement is incorrect because 1. It\'s the government\'s job to protect property and regulate it, 2. Without private pr operty there were be no society.
Karl Marx states "The distinguishing feature of communism is not the abolition of property generally, but the abolition of bourgeois property. But the modern bourgeois private property is the final and most complete expression of the system of producing and appropriating products that is based on class antagonisms, on the exploitation of many by the few. In this sense, the theory of communist may be summed up in a single sentence: Abolition of private property." Marx is procommunist and believes the private property sets up a division of class, which essentially sets up a more of a noncommunist society, where everyone makes the same amount of money and it technically means we are all "equal" and that there is really no room for improvement with our lifes .
Locke believes that private property should stay and be protected by the government and regulated by the government. I agree with Locke because I think private property gives us a chance to move up in life and gives everyone an equal chance to improve their life styles. The government should be in charge to help protect the rights of the people to have private property and to able to have a labor force. I believe if you put the work into this property and put in the effort and time then it should be considered yours and you should be allowed to build off of it.
I believe without the idea of private property, there will be no functioning society because the use of private property, is almost one of the few building blocks to creating a society, society cant really be buil t without some form of property, because without property then there is almost no reason to start a society because people will be in the state of nature, and with property people are able to claim land for themselves and have protection from an established government, one of the very main reasons why society was even created was to have a group of people protect the rights of people and to regulate private property and without private property then there is no functioning society.