Rousseau Vs Democracy

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In order for a society to be happy and productive, it must provide its citizens with freedom, but in order for people to have freedom they must have a society built on the foundation of justice. A society which has freedom provided through justice will be peaceful, productive and continually improving in order to make a better society. A government founded on the principle of justice, built by unity and equality, provides its citizens with freedom, creating a better society. Two men, of different times and ideologies both offer support for the importance of justice in the attainment of freedom. Rousseau believes that most structured government, run by one person is bad. He believes that government should be an agreement formed by a group…show more content…
Functional governments depend on the continued support of the people, when a government is no longer backed by the people it ceases to provide them with freedom. Rousseau states that people have the right “to either accept or reject” a system of government and that if they have this right then “the government will no longer be arbitrary” (Rousseau 138). People cannot be forced to support a government because this government will never actually be productive, a government must function as a form of agreement in order for it to be more than a group of captives. Just as agreement is required for the formation and maintenance of a government, acts carried out by a government require the support of the people. Roosevelt says that he has “called for personal sacrifice” but that it will lead to a greater tomorrow (Roosevelt 154). He knows that success, freedom for the people, can only be achieved through the cooperation of the country. A country relies on a foundation of agreement, which creates a platform for the success of the country as a whole; a justice system is the base which a country is built on allowing freedom to be achieved for…show more content…
A good government must work as a team, in agreement about policy and practice in order for it to function. Rousseau states that the “concentration of powers” only exists as the “consequence of an agreement” made by individuals (Rousseau 141). For a government to be strong the people must agree, and for them to agree there must be fair and equal rights for all citizens. A government must provide a foundation of support for its citizens. Roosevelt insists that everyone has the right of “equality… jobs… security… civil liberties” which should be provided and ensured by the government (Roosevelt 154). In pursuit of freedom for all, Roosevelt seeks to provide all of his citizens with several freedoms, or rights, which establish equality within the society. Roosevelt acknowledges the need for the people to be provided with justice to improve the country. By providing the people with equality, a government is able to create a country which provides freedom through the cooperation of the
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