Being hated or praised by his people is a sector that comes with the high ranking of a prince. A prince cannot possess all the qualities that are regarded as honorable. Some of a prince’s acts that appear to be wicked are beneficial to the state. Due to the impracticality of a perfect ruler, a prince should contain some aspects of evil, despite the hatred of his people. What some may believe to be the acts of a malicious ruler are, in fact, in the best interest of the state.
In The Prince it states “Should be feared rather than loved "if you cannot be both" in order to avoid a revolt;” (The Prince) explains that not all leaders are admired and followed by the citizens. What determines the differences of a good leader to a bad leader is just a minor change. It is just if a leader could look broadly into the world. Same with illegal immigration problem, the leader of the country should take care of the people who is benefitting from the country without any contributions, and the husband of one’s daughter. A good leader doesn’t give any excuses to which ever points made on the nation, a real leader should have a resolute opinion about how will the nation is going to be ruled.
The citizens cannot speak, love, or even think without being in fear of being punished by their own governing body. Falling in love is strictly forbidden because this you are putting a single person in higher importance than your government and community. Focusing on something other than the work that needs to be accomplished is viewed to put the whole society back. The people are not allowed to put themselves first, they must always use we when referring to themselves. This is to completely remove putting yourself above the group, this way you will not feel significant enough to even think about revolting.
In the beginning, Machiavelli says the ruler should not be concerned with what his people want; however, this does not mean the ruler should not be concerned about having support from his people. Machiavelli simply means a ruler should not go about understanding exactly what the people want and trying to fulfill the needs of the people. A ruler should know whether or not this support exists, and if it does not, he should go about his own ways to acquire this support. Machiavelli talks about different methods to gain this support, but mostly he stresses the importance of the support in helping maintain a calm and controlled rule. Internal support and agreement is crucial in any form of rule.
One his theories, stated in his book called Leviathan said that people are not able rule themselves because of how selfish mankind is and they need to be ruled by an iron fist. His political theory was that was also stated in Leviathan was that we should respect government authority under all circumstances to avoid violence. Hobbes was scared of the outcome of the social contract which meant people could get rid of the government if they were unhappy with what they were getting. In order to make well with the social contract he states in Leviathan that people should be completely obedient to the government. His reasoning was that if there was no government, there would be chaos.
1. What is essential to the “preservation of liberty?” How should this “be so constituted?” The powers of government must be separated in order to preserve liberty To do this, the members of one branch should have little to no power over the selection of members of another branch
“If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, without my stir.” (143-144), he’s hoping he won’t have to do anything to gain the crown and that it will just naturally fall so he wouldn’t have to assassinate the king for it. Macbeth is trying to not have any association with the murderous thoughts in his
Another aspect that angered Thoreau was the fact that “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them” (393). This again goes along with the belief that man has the ability to know what is just, given by God, and does not need a government to decide for them how to live, especially when those ways are not true. In summation, Thoreau wants the government to lose the power it holds over the people so they can practice the morality and justice they know to be true due to man's connection with the
People will criticize and be envious of them because they are seen as a separate group. •Representatives should not be suspected of any dishonesty or disloyalty, or they will be deemed unworthy. •The government should not be governed by force. If it is, it will lead to destruction.
Power is often known to have a connotation of being what sets people apart due to its influence and impact. Power is also pronounced as being coveted, with the potential to be easily corrupted, however it can also be overcome by compassion and compromise. This desire can be seen within The Tempest, throughout the many aspects and characters within the storyline. The certain desire for power seems to be unchangeable despite the repercussions which are often derived from it. In the end power is known to have some weaknesses, since the compassion of the characters is what yields the best outcome for everyone.