Unrelated news. Apparently, Microsoft Outlook was the culprit when pronouns were added to State Department signature lines. Google hasn’t demanded missing pronouns or birthed an update to England’s grammar.
“Most scholars today believe that [Tom] Jefferson derived the most famous ideas in the Declaration of Independence from the writings of English philosopher John Locke.
“Locke wrote that all individuals are equal in the sense that they are born with certain ‘inalienable’ natural rights. That is, rights that are God-given and can never be taken or even given away. Among these fundamental natural rights, Locke said, are ‘life, liberty, and property.’
“Jefferson adopted John Locke’s theory of natural rights to provide a reason for revolution. He then went on to offer proof that revolution was necessary in 1776 to end King George’s tyranny over the colonists.”
Source: Constitutional Rights Foundation
The French Revolution, however, is a lesson that Americans need to understand when considering the nature of man. Locke did not have the Catholic view that man is flawed and sinful and virtue is a goal.