According to Locke, the purpose of the Government and law is to uphold and protect the natural rights of men. So long as the Government fulfils this purpose, the laws given by it are valid and binding but, when it ceases to fulfil it, then the laws would have no validity and the Government can be thrown out of power. In Locke’s view, unlimited sovereignty is contrary to natural law.
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- (no access) - Manzoor Elahi Laskar - Summary of Social Contract Theory by Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.pdf, p6
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