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 seperate political society?
- Anonymous3 years agoFavorite Answer
* 1968 Louis Armstrong: million selling original version
* 1968 Eddy Arnold: used in the 2008 Oliver Stone film W.
* 1970 Louis Armstrong with the Oliver Nelson's Orchestra, including spoken introduction
* 1989 The Flaming Lips on their breakthrough album In a Priest Driven Ambulance
* 1989 Diana Ross performed the song live, releasing it on her Forever Diana: Musical Memoirs 4-CD set.
* 1992 Shane MacGowan and Nick Cave: male duet, released as a single.
* 1993 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Hawaiian ukulele version (medley with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") on the album Facing Future
* 1994 Victoria Williams: on her Loose album.
* 1995 Natalie Cole, with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras on their live Christmas album A Celebration of Christmas Live From Vienna
* 1997 Eva Cassidy: on her album Live at Blues Alley.
* 1997 Major Organ and the Adding Machine: avant-garde cover on the compilation Christmas in Stereo.
* 1998 Joe Pesci: on his album Vincent LaGuardia Gambini Sings Just for You, originally released as a tie-in for the movie My Cousin Vinny.
* 1999 Anne Murray: on her album What a Wonderful World, which sold an estimated 2.5 million worldwide. It went #1 Contemporary Christian, #4 Country and #38 Pop on the US Billboard charts. It also spawned a book and DVD. The album was re-released in 2008 as a 14-song set.
* 1999 Kenny G's rendition of the song on his album Classics in the Key of G, in a digital duet with Louis Armstrong
* 2000 Donna Burke: on the soundtrack of the anime Vandread
* 2001 Sticky Fingaz: on his album Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
* 2001 Cliff Richard: (medley version with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow") on his album Wanted
* 2002 Joey Ramone: on his posthumous solo album, Don't Worry About Me (recorded just weeks before he died) was recently used in a TV commercial for Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
* 2002 Raffi on his album Let's Play.
* 2002 Tony Bennett and k. d. lang: on the album A Wonderful World
* 2003 B.B. King: on his album of covered RandB standards, Reflections
* 2003 Coldplay covered this song on their A Rush of Blood to the Head Tour.
* 2004 Ghoul: Death Metal version on the album Maniaxe, with lyrics perverted as an observation of Nuclear war.
* 2004 Kenny G released a recording with his saxophone overdubbed on top of the original version
* 2003 Guy Sebastian: on his debut album, Just As I Am (more upbeat alternative arrangement by Sebastian)
* 2003 Sarah Brightman: on her album Harem
* 2004 Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder: on Stewart's album Stardust: the Great American Songbook 3
* 2004 Michael Buble: on his album Babalu
* 2004 Celine Dion: on her album A New Day... Live in Las Vegas and Miracle
* 2004 LeAnn Rimes: on her album What a Wonderful World
* 2004 The Vocal Majority Chorus: on its album The Vocal Majority with Strings - Volume II
* 2005 The Meads of Asphodel: a cynical cover version featured on the album Damascus Steel.
* 2005 TNT: hard rock version on the album All the Way to the Sun
* 2005 Punkreas: a satirical, Italian adapted cover for the album Quello Che Sei. Excluded from the final album due to copyright problems.
* 2006 Beatbox vs DJ Miko on the video game Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova.
* 2006 Coco d'Or: on her album Coco d'Or 2
* 2006 David Mills and Ian Wilson Suzuki Grand Vitara advertisement
* 2006 John Legend recorded his version for his Christmas album.
* 2007 Lesley Garrett recorded her own version for her album When I Fall in Love
* 2007 Angels and Airwaves: played live at the Windows Vista launch
* 2007 Mika Nakashima: on her album YES
* 2007 Keane: on the B-Sides album Little Broken Words
* 2007 Stacey Kent: on her album Breakfast on the Morning Tram
* 2007 Paolo Nutini: at Live Earth.
* 2007 Katie Melua: singing with Eva Cassidy's version to raise money for the Red Cross. This version also reached #1 in the UK charts in December 2007.
* 2007 Rome Apart: on their album Others.
* 2007 Eason Chan: on his live album Eason's Moving On Stage 1.
* 2007 Synthetik FM covered this song on the synthpop album "e=mc²" on Ninthwave Records
* 2007 Jerry Lawson and Talk of the Town: on their album Jerry Lawson Talk of the Town
* On 26th November 2007 the track was released by British child singer Connie Talbot (who was discovered on the British television talent show Britain's Got Talent), on her debut album, Over The Rainbow. This album was re-released on the 16th June 2008 (with the Christmas tracks replaced).
* 2008 Ministry: on their cover album Cover Up
* 2008 Dr. John: NBA All Star Weekend
* 2008 Pittsburgh Penguins "Great Day for Hockey" camapign uses the Clarks version in a video just over a minute in length.
* 2008 Beth Orton: Starbucks Winter Wonderland Compilation
- Anonymous3 years ago
I think Locke got most of his ideas from the native people of the New World. His works sound like something many a West Indian chief might have said. As lofty as these ideals sound, white men interpreted them within their existing political structures rather than through the pristine prism of Native American life and lifestyles.
What I'm saying, in a nutshell, is this:
Compared to the stilted, stifling social pecking order and petty warfare of Britain (and all of Europe, for that matter) in the 18th century, the new country established by Jefferson and the other Founders was very much more similar to Locke's viewpoint than to what they came from. Abolishing the peerage, getting rid of monarchy, tearing down the social barriers in favor of the Franklin junta model--each of these things represented a departure from the straitjacket of England during its empire phase.