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Why must the government in France continue to be reigned by that which makes one clench their teeth? Government should not be this way, there needs to be a separation of powers, not a king named Louis XIV. The people need to say no to absolute monarchy, and say yes to what would make them happy, a democracy. I believe that the people need representation, to me that is clear, but when people ignore the great government of England, the parliament, the House of Commons, and the House of Lords, it makes me fear, that what is right will not come to fruition. However, this is not exactly my mission. It is but a dream, an ideal government at least to me it may seem. I want to be transparent and that’s why I say, “In a democracy the people, in certain respects, are the monarch; in others, they are the subject. It cannot reign except by its votes, and the laws which establish the right of voting are therefore fundamental in this form of government.” Oh, how magnificent this government would be. I know these ideas might seem outlandish compared to the current government, it’s a lot but at least I am no despot! One must elect their leaders, their ministers, and have them do the will of the people, this way the government will be reliable. Based on my ideals and from England what I saw, I wrote The Spirit of Laws. In my writings I feature man’s state of nature. You will see that in man’s state of nature, although it may seem obscure “he loses the sense of his weakness, equality ceases, and then commences the state of war.” What many do not understand is that it was through fear of war, violence, and no food that society became desirable. The state of man was fearful, making the state of war formidable. It was the state of war that led to government not man’s state of nature, for this I can assure. Although I have never spoken much on social contract, I know these things I previously wrote of to be true, that laws and government were made by man when the state of war pursued. Now I have made a decision, I will write some thoughts down about religion. When I wrote The Persian Letters I critiqued the Catholic Church, but things partially changed. Thirty years later, my ideas of religion and the government became slightly rearranged. In government and policies religion has its place to increase the strength of the state, but it should never dominate. I do not believe that religion should purely be a pleasurable institution, but rather it needs to be utilitarian.