In order to answer this question, it is important to remember that the major argument that Hobbes makes is that the government (in the person of the monarch) should have absolute power. Hobbes believed that people gave up all of their rights to the sovereign when they formed societies. This was not like Locke's idea in which people retain their fundamental rights and the government is required to protect those rights. Instead, government should do whatever the sovereign thought was appropriate. Therefore, based on Hobbes' philosophy, Hobbes would have felt that there was absolutely no problem with the idea of the government taking a person's property so long as that was what the government thought was best.