The Pros And Cons Of Collectivism

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The ideological perspective of collectivism calls for many ideologies and biases when it comes to the government. The “unity of all people” aspect of collectivism forces the government into very unifying scenarios, such as specialized laws for example being gun control, concerning the protection of the people. However, this should not entirely be embraced; mainly, for the sake of the individual’s rights and freedoms. Again, the main reasons why we must not embrace government control concerning protection from undue harm is because of its abuse of the individual’s money, abuse of the individual’s rights given by God, and its abuse of the government’s authority on the decisions of the individual’s freedoms. To begin, the common good of the…show more content…
Every right that humans possess, such as the right to life and the for example the right to not be murdered or lied to, are not given to us by the government or man alone but by God who has given it to us through his word. When a government oversees the collective protection of the people by specified laws, the people as individuals no longer have the rights given to them by God, but rather rights decided for them by man. The laws that are meant to protect the collective whole thwarts the individual, and in the case of gun control, villainizes them simply because of someone else’s choice to dismiss someone else’s right, for example to live and not to be shot. So, instead of embracing entire control concerning protection to the government, it should be seen that the people themselves have the choice of what protection contains and what is a dismissal of their rights as human beings, parallel to what God has given rights…show more content…
The people have been given rights and those rights are the same for everyone and must not be forced upon them, especially when others rights would be pushed aside. The government that forces a set standard for protection abuses many rights and freedoms as well as the individual’s money and worldview. We should not embrace a collectivist mind frame when it comes to government and protection, and we should embrace the individual’s rights given to them by God
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