The concept behind implementing the policy is clear; when overpopulation occurs in a nation without the financial/natural resources available to sustain expansive growth rates, the result is an increase in the general poverty of all people across the nation. Thus, the One-Child Policy is a measure which was intended to benefit the greater good, a utilitarian approach to increase the livelihood of the nation. In Eastern tradition and seen here in Communist China, the individualists rights and desires are sacrificed for the greater good. As discussed in Jing-Bao Nie’s article, Marxist philosophy...
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...egious human rights violation in recent history, and I believe quite rightly so. The Policy has created overwhelming issues which touch upon the very core of what it is to be human and the evolution of basic individualist rights. Consider the many couples who might dearly desire more than one child, yet are duty-bound to forsake the children they wish to welcome into their family - if only they had the choice. For those parents, economic growth and national prosperity are poor substitutes and serve as a inadequate rationale for their hearts’ deeper longing of components that truly matter in life. Regardless of Easter versus Western cultural traditions or opposing philosophical views, no law should cause a society’s intrinsic moral compass to dissolve until its citizens are left with a hollow emotionless version of what humanity should entail in the eyes of a family.
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