Absolutism Vs Government

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The difference between forms of the national administrations lies in the difference between limitations of the ruling powers and the difference in the subjects in which those administrations’ powers are engendered. In an absolutism alluding to any sort of tyrannical authorities, such as the Absolute Monarchy or the political system run by Adolf Hitler, the whole nation is managed by solely one person with lack of laws limiting his or her rules. Tired and frustrated with this kind of government, the principles of democracy is given birth to this world by the rebellious groups defying the Absolutism, and the government in this situation derives its limited powers from the citizens. In other words, in a democratic country, the citizens are the…show more content…
Democracy is indeed a regime as people can form the political machine by voting; nevertheless, the democracy does also contain problem regarding the source of the ruling powers. Specifically, in the population, there are the majority group and the minority group, but the majority is usually larger in size and stronger in force than the minority; thus, they control most of the government’s functions. This leads to an another problem, that the rights of the minority may be taken away easily; thus, democracy will be “recycled” to absolutism. In the Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau, both King and Thoreau’s thoughts, though stated in different ways, are similar: the type of democratic government in which the majority rules all and violates the natural rights of the people is not “democratic” at all; thus, resistance to that type of authority is…show more content…
Firstly, Thoreau, in his Civil Disobedience essay, presented his view of authority in an abstract manner; he placed his emphasis upon the system as a whole rather than specific parts when arguing. Specifically, he only discussed about the government and the role of government. In contrast, King, in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, conveyed to the readers his view of authority in a more concrete way—the types of laws. Nonetheless, although Thoreau and King employed different methods to present their ideas, they share a similarity: every government should represent everyone no matter to which groups they
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