Some of his concepts may have been "influential" but he failed to to completely understand Law and has been a plague on our existence due to his failure being promulgated in our law schools.
Locke presupposes that one gives up rights to live in a society in exchange for protection of law. Locke failed because their was no need in law to give up any rights to live in a society. Nature exists within society and protections can be contracted as needed IF everyone recognizes the equal rights of another and always presumes innocence until guilt of causing injury has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt. Locke is promoted in our law schools as form of intellectual ineptitude by those who cannot find the non-conflicting path through their own study of law because lack the attention and the wherewithal to even understanding what the word Law actually means. Locke is the first distraction for "law schools" into the concept of giving up rights to live in a society. The conflicts in Law start with Locke and all other aspects of "law" taught by these "law schools" are built on confusion from this root experiential neural net embedded in the minds of the pupils who then build layers of confusion that then form into ego that ultimately must be protected by the man claiming such ego.
Lysander Spooner has the most consistent and knowledgeable interpretation of law I have ever seen anywhere and Spooner's understanding is much more articulate, consistent and precise in the application of law. Spooner's Logic is flawless where Locke's is pretty much a fluffy opinion of British control freak nanny stater bureaucrat of who's Government American's had to destroy because of their tyranny upon free people.
The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...
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