Rights Ethics with Regard to Locke

Discuss rights ethics with regard to Locke. As a reminder, Locke said we have inalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. It is immoral to violate them.

Many think we have more rights than those listed by Locke. Some even think we have a right to health care. Rights theory says to respect the entitlements we have. If a right is inalienable, it cannot truly be violated ethically, even with our consent. Assess the moral solutions arrived at through “care” (care-based ethics) and “rights” ethics to social issues of ethical import, such as poverty, drug use, and/or lack of health care; that is, note any ethical problems that arise related to those particular issues. Then, say how both the care-based and rights theory of ethics would solve those problems.