Antigone enact this civil disobedience as a way of fighting and refusing to follow an unjust law made by and unjust King. The people of today can learn from Antigone. We the people today can take the courage and strength from Antigone and look the injustice in the eyes and fight back. We can take action like the Sons of Liberty and start a movement against the injustice and unruly laws. We can look to Antigone and partake in civil disobedience in order to make a movement to prompt change for the better in our world today.
Where this argument ends; however, is on the question of people should help in a crisis? Whereas, some are convinced that we shouldn’t have the law because it society responsibility to help others. Others maintain that we should have the law because it will bring kindness to our world. We should care about our society enforcing laws regarding good Samaritans because our society is more violent as of late and has caused the loss of human life. Imagine if our society has this type of law and how different our society would be from what we see today.
People such as Harrison and George are being abused by the government in the name of equality. They cannot do what they want and express themselves, they must abide to the strict governmental laws. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby,
He wants to speak to the people, to appeal to them. He tells the people that the Emancipation Proclamation and The Constitution guarantees their rights as citizens and that not allowing them to vote or go specific places is illegal. This is an example of logos as King is appealing to logic. It could
Benjamin Franklin presents clear reasons why the colonies are declaring independence, including a cause-and-effect explanation and specific offenses for evidence. His cause is that the British government is not doing a professional job. The effect of this is that they need to secede and develop their own nation. "from the consent of the governed,’ those people with unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness [...] whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government" (Declaration of Independence). In this draft Franklin shows how the British government has wronged the people and not met their standards.
Civil disobedience is the active, professed opposition to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is a symbolic or conventional violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always, defined as being nonviolent resistance. It is and has been crucial in social change. In other words civil disobedience can be defined as the shape of protest in which the protestors violate a law purposely.
Emerson would like all the people to become more independent because if they follow the rules, they will become a slave to the laws. His main idea here was to not abide by society’s ways because conforming to society would be submitting to the government, which sets the standards of beliefs and the behaviors of society. Because it goes against Emerson’s ideas of opposition to the mainstream ways, he would want less democracy because a democracy is a group that is indirectly controlled by the agreed majority. 5. Was Emerson a liberal or conservative -- and in what ways?
Are all the threats faced by the world real or just an exercise of power as thought control? People fear chaos and the “nature state” hence enter a social contract. Similarly, when ideologies stop assisting in solving issues faced by people, leading to chaos, power through terror is utilised to strengthen the social fabric and prevent the breakdown of society by determining their needs and wants. Hence, when Qutb experienced the American society he became disillusioned with it and worked on ideas that would maintain a cohesive society. Likewise, Leo Strauss grew vary of Liberalism and believed that it would lead to its own destruction.
Servant needs to please without making limits or restrictions on people who he is serving to. In reality politician is a “visible architect of our restraints” who “taxes us, licenses us, forbids and permits us, directs us” (Walzer 1973:163). We can see that instead of possessing politician, politician possesses us and does this for his and our own good, as paradoxical as it may sound. He can even use violence or the threat of violence against us with a potential of becoming a killer. That is why Walzer presented three reasons of why there is the problem of dirty hands in politics: politician needs to serve himself in order to act for others; politician needs to rule over others to serve them; politician needs to use violence against
A representative democracy is the best way to keep society out of the state of nature, and still preserve individuals’ rights. The flaws that exist in the argument presented in Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes stem from the fact that a singular leader cannot be trusted to create just covenants. While that one individual can remove society from the state of nature, their own human nature will trigger members of society to invoke their right of nature. Thus taking society back into the undesired state of nature. The best way to prevent this cycle is creating a representative democracy where a multitude of people have power, making it more likely for the laws covenants that are created to be just for all of
He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is. However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power. Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face.
He asked his listeners if the nation was to become endangered, would it sprout from overseas or from within the nation. He was referring to the mobs and others going against the laws of the nation. In the Lyceum Address, Lincoln went on to say that if danger “ever reach us it must spring up amongst us,” and that “we must ourselves be its author and finisher”. He thought that “as a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide”. Lincoln believed that if the nation continued on its destructive path by ignoring the rule of law, the nation in return would destroy itself.
He continues to discuss how people relinquish their rights to a central point of authority to retain other rights. In the second chapter, he discusses how it is the obligation of the people to punish anyone who chooses to harm the rights of others. Locke continues to discuss how when a government decides to overstep its limits, the people have a responsibility to overthrow such a government. This is another aspect of Locke’s ideas that are incorporated into the Declaration of Independence- “That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” Following this, Locke calls for the institution of a new government, including three branches that he says must consist of a strong legislature and an executive official who cannot outstrip the lawmakers in power. This can be compared to Principles of Liberty numbers 16, “Government should be separated into three branches- legislative, executive, and judicial,” as well as 17, “A system of checks and balances best prevents abuse of
Essentially, Locke states that it would be necessary for the people to dissolve their government and start anew if the government stopped functioning for the people. More specially, the government should be recreated if a tyrannical power took over and changed the legislative. Secondly, if the legislative broke its trust, a new government would be necessary. Finally, dissolvent of a state’s government would be needed if ways of election “altered contrary to common interest of the people”. Baron de Montesquieu: The Spirit of the Laws 1.
He begins by trying to encourage the people to see that the constitution will take away what they have fought so hard for. He continues by giving the reasons as to why the people should question the constitution. He mainly points out that there is a reason the Constitutional Convention was held in secrecy and that the people should recognize and be unsettled about this. Another reason he has no faith in the constitution and suggests that the people should not either is because they want it ratified quickly. He believes this is because they do not want the people to look over the constitution too thoroughly and find flaws or areas that will take away from the people having control.