...cience?? He believed that conscience should tell a person what to do not just a majority vote. To follow a government blindly ruins people they should only trust what they believe is right. The use of civil disobedience is a respectable way of protesting a governments rule. When someone believes that they are being forced into following unjust laws they should stand up for what they believe in no matter the consequences because it is not just one individual they are protesting for they are protesting for the well-being of a nation.
He believes that citizens have the right to disband their current government when it begins to restrict their freedom. Also, he explains that citizens have the right to enjoy their lives without being constrained by the government. Furthermore, Jefferson implies that the government was originally created to protect our rights not limit them. In addition, he suggests that in order to maintain their happiness and safety, citizens have the right to abolish the old government and institute a new one. Jefferson also insinuates that humankind is more likely to suffer than to change the sufferable conditions.
He argued that without the arrangement of a successful government human being’s would live in the “state of nature.” Locke and Hobbes also differ because Hobbes feels that the sovereign should be all-powerful and individuals should not rebel against the sovereign. By giving up a few of their freedoms the sovereign can maintain order with the rest of their freedoms. Locke, on the other hand, the government is for the people and if the government fails the people it/they can be overthrown and put in place new officials that will protect citizens
Mencius specifically thought that government should be responsible for their people, especially that profit should not be talked about before the concerns of the people. Mencius included the well-field system in his philosophy, which provided people with the ability to provide for themselves in a sufficient manner. Legalists like Han Fei Tzu believed that government was the way to correct people and that a rule through power and punishment would be able to create order and control during a warring time. He especially believes that scholars and education were the source of loss of control, due to the way in which education could lead to separation of one’s loyalty to the state (aka central government). As made self-evident, the attitudes, which Confucius, Mencius, and Han Fei Tzu maintain towards the ideas of education, rituals and government, shape the overall philosophies of each.
The Statue of Liberty exists to symbolize America¡¯s justice and liberty; although, the unjust system we abide by displays an obvious account of misrepresentation. Civil disobedience has been a recurrent issue in our society because many people oppose unjust laws and actions set upon our country. The government exists to provide good for the people by acknowledging what is in the best interest for the population. They seem to ignore the significant issues that affect us most and would rather invest their time and effort into other trivial predicaments. There is no backbone in history to support the claim that our nation governs and makes decisions through moral reasoning when that should be of the utmost importance.
First of all it ensures public accountability. This gives the people a degree of protection against governments becoming too strong. Liberals believe in limited government, and democracy provides this system, as the government is accountable to the people. Although most liberals would agree that government is essential in order to defend the rights of the people, it can also be seen as a threat to individual liberty, so people need some form of protection against it. According to John Stuart Mill, ‘the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others’.
We may think that our presence is unnecessary, and otherwise think that our daily activities are more important but the amount of people it affects is less substantial than our presence in court, otherwise making what we think is right less of a priority then what the government thinks is right. Yet another example in our modern day society proving Thoreau’s claim as invalid is in the United States Military the obligations the soldiers have to the government need to b... ... middle of paper ... ...ze the government over what she thought was right. For Katniss opposing the ideas of what the government had wanted her to do put so many people she knew and loved at risk making it her responsibility to prioritize and answer to the governments issues first. With the use of “The Hunger Games” Thoreau idea that one should prioritize what they want above what the government wants is suppressed. While Thoreau claims that our number one priority is to do the things that we think is right, and then our second priority is to do what the government thinks is right, in actuality through my understanding on the world around me his statement is protestable.
Lobby Groups In this comparison between David B. Truman and V.O. Key, Jr.’s views on lobby groups they have different interpretations on role and interaction of these groups in government. In a democratic system there is bound to be resentment and desire for change because it is impossible to satisfy everybody. Truman and Key describe how those individuals try to be recognized while forming groups for “strength in numbers”. In the comparison of interest and pressure groups it is apparent that although they created resentment in the inner layers of government, they were necessary to the development and progress of the political system.
We should not focus our lives so vigorously on gaining benefits from our country, but instead we should work to provide for our nation and for its proud citizens. We are all individuals, and we all have our own beliefs and talents; the government is in place to represent our interests and our vision for America, so in order for us to achieve our goals, we need to devote our time to our country. Socrates was right when he said that as citizens we should obey the government, and if we do not agree, then we should work to make change happen for the better. But his strong word choice, ‘must’, implies that under no circumstances should we have to disagree with the way things are run.
Furthermore, Jefferson states, “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of a Trial by Jury” (82). The colonist weren’t trialed fairly, and Jefferson believed a government should give their citizen a fair trial. Each citizen should have an equal judgment because the... ... middle of paper ... ...secure the people, and it’s the people’s obligation to obey by the laws instituted to them. He had envisioned a government that wouldn’t abuse the rights of the people. The government can control the people, but the people have a say in how the government should govern them.