Freedom is More Valued than Security

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“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” This might sounds like a section from a travelling guide, but it also describes why we as a society cannot gain complete freedom. Complete Freedom requires all negative repercussions from individual’s actions to be unpunished, making it impossible to allow any form of justice into the community, turning it into a den of criminals. Due to that, a government with security force to help regulate rules is necessary to keep the whole country going without breaking down. However, with great power comes great responsibilities, and most government that is allowed too much power will crack under the pressure and implant complete security to protect their power from being taken by another leader that is not their main choice, or by the public through revolution. A sensible country will not allow its government to achieve either, as both will affect the country significantly in a negative spotlight. However, balancing freedom and security doesn’t take away all the problems, as having same amount of freedom and security is impossible in reality and will soon tip into either side, and having more security than freedom will make citizens protest outside and inside of the area of influence by the government, and the awareness created can lead to tragic aftermath. This is why having more freedom than security while allowing the government to regulate individual actions that can adversely affect others, as total security will lead to totalitarianism and tyranny, allowing more security over freedom will generate resentment severe riot, and, total freedom will lead to chaos and anarchy. Everyone wants power in one way or ano... ... middle of paper ... Sanctions Wiki, n.d. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. Anonymous. "Somalia: 20 Years of Anarchy." BBC News. BBC, 26 Jan. 2011. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. Anonymous. "Ukraine Riots: What's Going on in Kiev?", 26 Jan. 2014. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. Anonymous. "World Report 2013." Humans Rights Watch. Humans Rights Watch, 2013. Web. 09 Feb. 2014. Anonymous. "World Report 2013." Humans Rights Watch. Humans Rights Watch, 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. Interfax, Ukraine. "Radio Liberty: Amnesty International Notes Worsening of Human Rights Situation in Ukraine." KyivPost. KyivPost, 13 May 2011. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. Lauria, Joe. "Beijing, U.S. Unveil New Korean Sanctions." The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 5 Mar. 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2014. Tharoor, Ishaan. "How Somalia's Fishermen Became Pirates." Time. Time Inc., 18 Apr. 2009. Web. 08 Feb. 2014.
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