If the "state of nautre" is as wonderful as Locke describes, why do men leave it and form a political society?

Locke had his own idea of the state of nature. He believed that reason taught that "no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions" and that transgressions of this may be punished. If one of our great founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, embraced his ideas, why leave it to form a... show more Locke had his own idea of the state of nature. He believed that reason taught that "no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions" and that transgressions of this may be punished. If one of our great founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, embraced his ideas, why leave it to form a seperate political society?
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