Hobbes: The natural condition of mankind is war and freedom. And in order to prevent that war, man gives up most of his freedom in a covenant to institute absolute and representative governments. Slavery is totally illegitimate, and is worse than the natural condition of mankind. Governments cannot be limited; that is an absurdity. The way to ensure government is good and not bad is to institute the closest possible unity between public and private interests. Foolhardiness of subjects, is extremely dangerous. Nothing a government ever does to a subject can be unjust. Much the same applies to the parent-child relationship.
Filmer: The natural condition of mankind is subjection to kings, instituted by divine right. Man is not naturally free. Government is not a covenant. Governments are not representative. Governments cannot be limited; that is an absurdity. Much the same applies to the parent-child relationship. Servitude is, indeed, illegitimate. Subjection to the divine right isn’t servitude.
Locke: The natural state of mankind is freedom. But that state easily descends into one of war. And in order to prevent that state of war, man gives up some of his freedom in a covenant to institute limited and representative governments. Slavery and absolute government are totally illegitimate, and are exactly the same thing as war. They are worse than the state of nature. Absolute monarchy is a major risk for foolhardy government. The way to ensure government is good and not bad is to institute strict limits upon its powers. Governments can, but should not, do unjust things to their subjects. This description of government does not apply to the parent-child relationship.
(((Boldmug))): The natural condition of mankind is war and freedom. And in order to prevent that war, absolute governments are instituted in covenants among men. Governments should not be representative; that way leads to demotism, whether tyranny of the majority or tyranny of the foolhardy pretending to act for the majority. Governments cannot be limited; that is an absurdity, and any argument for limited government is effectively one for either unlimited kritarchy or tyranny of the majority. Slavery, the most required for the existence of which is emigration restriction, is perfectly legitimate, a logical consequence of absolute power, and generally far superior to the natural condition of mankind. The way to ensure government is good and not bad is to institute the closest possible unity between public and private interests. Nothing a government ever does to a subject/slave can be unjust. Much the same applies to the parent-child relationship, where slavery is also perfectly legitimate.

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