Thomas Hobbes once stated, “A free agent is he that can do as he will, and forbear as he will, and that liberty is the absence of external impediments” (Hobbes 1654). The government should not possess the right to force an individual wear a seat belt, it should instead be a personal choice. The control that the government holds in order to enforce such a law does not allow the people the freedom they deserve. Regardless of the abundance of revenue the government is able to intake by maintaining the seatbelt law, this law is questionably overstepping government control boundaries, violating individual’s free will, and it also debatably not in the best interest of the people.
“Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another” (Romans 12:10). Long ago, there was a time when courtesy emerged. During that time, civilization valued standards, morals, etiquette, and politeness. Certain regulations existed for speech, which ensured no one was confused or unnecessarily offended. There were also numerous laws regarding behavior, which made sure everyone’s needs were cared for and no one was harmed, insulted, or excluded.
Most of want the freedom to decide how to live our own lives,but independance requires us to take responsibility of our independence. People expect teens to come out in the real world and start taking care of themselves but never learned a thing about responsibility or being independent. Thats whats going on in the world today,parents are holding their kids back treating them like babies instead of teaching them the things that they need to know. This world is hard to survive in if they don't know how to do things independently.
The monarch butterfly migration had been going for a couple of weeks. I invited my inquisitive and beautiful biology lab partner to go with me on a field trip. A slow flowing river that boarded the west side of the county had a wide and deep pool of water feeding a small fall. A small field no longer farmed contained many fragrant wild flowers.
Free Will in a Totalitarian Society Imagine living in a society where every word and every action is tracked by the government. Where thinking is a crime punishable by death. Where fear is used as a way to keep its members in check. What has just been described is the reality of the novel 1984. 1984 follows Winston, an everyday man who works within the government he resents.
What’s America’s gift to my generation? To be completely honest my generation has so many gifts I can’t even count them all. The saddest part of all is that most of the the kids today take all the gift for granted when there are people in foreign countries that live under a tarp. We have some of the the greatest gifts ever like freedom and free education. First of all, we have freedom the greatest give anyone could could have.
Voltaire’s Depiction of Utopia After discovering paradise, why would anyone leave? In Voltaire’s Candide, Candide and his valet, Cacambo, discover a land plentiful in both jewels and hospitality. This land rich with currency and camaraderie is called Eldorado. Voltaire shows that paradise may not always be what people want. This is shown by his depiction of Eldorado, Candide and Cacambo’s departure from there, and what Voltaire is communicating in the text.
Over the past 240 years that America has been a country it has faced many hardships and difficult situations that have helped to create the "American Identity" that we all know today. Things have changed from good to bad and then repeated time and time again, which helped to shape our country today. But how are the original views that were the founding statements of our country to the views we experience today? Just how much has America's identity changed over the years?
The book Walden; or, Life in the Woods was about the life of Henry David Thoreau and how he spent 2 years and 2 months living in the woods to get a view of society from another perspective. Thoreau starts the story talking about how he lives in the woods alone and he has for 2 years and 2 months. The story is about how he has the "pond project" and how he built his own cabin, got his own food and supported himself alone off of land that wasn't his, but he had permission to be on. Thoreau believed that living in the Urban life is a good way to forget who you truly are. So he proved this by living alone for this time.
Giuseppe once said “Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may may prepare to ascend to him.” America is free. Some reason that show we are free are.