5 What is the purpose of government? To form a more perfect unionTo establish justiceTo insure domestic tranquilityTo provide for the common defenseTo promote the general welfareTo secure the blessings of liberty
6 Origins of the State Force Theory – one group took over Evolutionary Theory – government developed out of familiesDivine Right Theory – God gave rulers a divine right to ruleSocial Contract Theory – people agree to protect themselves from themselves
7 Thomas Hobbes – “state of nature” theory “Humans are evil by nature.”Is this true?
8 “The right to swing my fist, ends where the other man’s nose begins” -Oliver Wendell Holmes