People such as Martin Luther King Jr, and Henry David Thoreau took Sophocles's works as an influence over their own publications and actions. In “On The Duty of Civil Disobedience,” Thoreau writes, “They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil.” He argues that it is the fault of an unjust government rather than unjust people when rules are broken and blames are placed. MLK Jr. also writes, “An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just.
“Intellectuals propounded the idea that man should be freed from the shackles of social convention and self-control, and the government enacted laws that promoted irresponsible behavior and created a welfare system.” Dalrymple continues his explanation with, “While my patients know in their hearts that what they are doing is wrong, and worse than wrong, they are encouraged nevertheless to do it by the strong belief that they have the right to do it, because everything is merely a matter of choice”. Conditions such as these create a society that lacks accountability. According to Dalrymple, society’s elite would rather see others live in poverty than admit their wrongs and Society will remain the same until they put limits on their own
Or maybe it’s not that the government is incompetent, it’s just that they are extremely corrupt and care for the anyones well being but their own. After all, they are obviously putting forth the rights given to us in the constitution and disregarding those rights. So not only does the government deny us our natural rights but also shows signs of corruption. And in the declaration of independence, it says “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these end, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation down on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” So when I see the government showing signs of corruption, I look to this quote and think about the fact that we have the right to revolt and alter or abolish it. And then it remind me of the fact that the reason why the colonists revolted was because the government denied us of our rights, and the fact that it was becoming corrupt.
Ted Cruz thinks that we should do everything humanly possible to repeal Obamacare. I agree first and foremost because, It is a motivation killing system! People are going to live off of the government as long as the assistance is there. Ted Cruz wants to seal the border from the illegal immigrants that are coming in and destroying our economy. He wishes to hold the government accountable for all of their wrong doings.
According to Miller this is appealing to personal experience, King first hand experiences this when he gets arrested. He strongly feels that it is unjust to put a man in jail just to deny him his freedom of peaceful protest. The whites know and as well as himself knows that he is being wrongly accuse and he doesn 't deserve this unjustness. As well as appealing to ethos his character in this paragraph establishes that he is one of knowledge, he analyzes and argues in a manner that is striking. An example is when king puts into play that he agrees with laws but then says he will not stand for a law that is wrongly used to deny him his
King and his protesters breaking the law. King’s rebuttal is arguing there are two types of laws, just and unjust laws. Just laws were created by man and goes along with the ethical law or law of God. Whereas unjust laws contradict just laws and it degrades human character. All segregation statures are unjust because segregation degrades human traits and harms one’s inner core.
They mock the common man’s pride in his work, his family, and his country…(S&L 80).” The destruction of the values are unhealthy for society because they are destroying the liberty of the country. Instead of valuing this, the society should be focused on an ethic that stresses individualism, human dignity, and order. The crumbling of democracy is because the society now lacks order, according to Agnew. In order for society to get back on track, it needs to focus on what is most important for the society to advance, and gain back self-control and traditionalism instead of acting
These people have been moved and motivated to take action, by not only the wrongdoings of the government. But with the help of people like King who give his speeches to people about segregation and how they should end it. Martin Luther King uses Metaphors and Allusions in his "Letter from Birmingham
These laws allow people to legally discriminate and cover it with the excuse that it violates a person’s beliefs. People are trying to use their religion, something the nation has long grown out of as a reason to justify their poor treatment of others. Even though people are facing modern issues with an immature approach, abuse of the RFRA laws approach the point where it can be used to take away a person’s equality because he or she is too different from most people. Eventually, this will begin to violate the Constitution because it will put the people who constantly abuse the law above the people they use it against. If this law is used excessively, there is a high chance that the nation will return to its dark period of discrimination and will jeopardize people’s equality.
There are many reasons listed in the document that explain why the King is doing a terrible job and should be no part of the colonies. The reasons use a variety of literary devices and parallelism. Also in the introduction contains the philosophy upon which the declaration is based. This philosophy is that “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights” and that the reason for instituting these governments is to ensure these rights. When the government tries to remove the rights from the people, the governed people should have the right to rebel.