The leader should not be worried about material things anyway, according to him. Giving the people the money would keep the people out of poverty and crime rates would not be high. That was important in his methods. He also spent little to no money on weapons and war nor did he believe in charging the people much for taxes. Lao Tzu only cares about the people not hating their leader because that will cause troubles so he decides not to take their money and give them whatever they need.
Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws. He did not want to burry Polyneices' body because he believe a traitor who fought against his home land doesn’t deserve the sane burial as a son who died defending his homeland , but one of the God's laws is that every
Confucius would disagree with Zero Tolerance policies as he dislikes punishments, believe that people are naturally good, leaders should lead by example, and instead of actual punishment, make them feel ashamed. * Confucianism: Stop.Think.Write Quote#2: “Lead the people by virtue and restrain them by the rules of proper behavior and the people will have a sense of shame, and moreover will become good. * Confucianism: Stop.Think.Write Quote#6: Confucius said: “If a ruler is upright, all will go well without orders [laws]. But if he
The conscious decision is good in itself because the decision was not inclined by any desire but the duty to do what is intrinsically good. The volition will always have an intrinsic good, no matter what the inclination is. Kant claims that an inclination for an action cannot be respected as good, because it is not connected to the principle of good will, only the effect of the action. The notion of duty, “the necessity of acting from respect for law” (P.2), plays an important role in Kant’s moral philosophy. The action of duty must exclude the influence of inclination so it may only be influenced by the objectivity of the law and therefore subjectively respected by us as good.
As he defines the answer to the clergymen’s is that a law was unethical so does not considers as a law, because the law is made to guard the citizens not to penalize them. The past has presented what if people were overlooked they will turn into violent protest for their rights. So overall the obstruction of what King handled was with the church, because his
I didn’t suppose that your decree had strength enough…to violate the lawful traditions" (550). Despite the dire consequences for disobedience, Antigone remains true to her conviction that the civil laws created by Creon have no bearing on one's actions and are inferior compared to divine law. In contrast, Creon believes civil law is the supreme law of the land and adherence to divine law isn't essential for governing a city. His arrogance and sense of superiority are exposed when he says "Will the nation tell me what orders I can give?" (883) and that “Nations belong to the men with power.
His downfall is that he does not think for himself, his decisions are rather based on what other people tell him to do. Brutus though, is also a very moral character. Even though he does kill Caesar he does not feel right about it. He knows it is wrong, but he does it anyway. This can make him moral as well because he does not kill Caesar because he is immoral, but because he cares for his people and wants to do what is right for them.
Sometimes the case is true that group is powerful than the other, but power shouldn’t be abused nor justified when a person’s actions are morally wrong. King also says that, “An unjust law is a code that a majority inflicts on a minority that is not binding on itself” (King 89). Basically, if you expect a minority to do something and it is not something you would do, then it is unjust. It is definitely unjust if the minority took no part in agreeing to do it; if the minority had no opportunity to take part in it. King gives us a few examples of unjust laws that all tie back to
His insecurities should have been about the people around him trying to bring him down and judging him instead of his wife deceiving him. The fact that Desdemona loves his regardless shows she is a moral woman. This should have been considered by Othello more than the words of Iago. Othello being naïve is a surprise because warriors of his kind should always be on the watch for
It is a very ideal way of government and would require a high degree of autonomy on the part of the citizens and it would most likely cause slow progress. While Sandel does present a solution that would stay true to the purpose of democracy it is not economic and most likely fail. For a people to exist together there must be something which defines them and at the core causes for a mutual desire to be one, John Rawls’ discusses this in his article “Justice as Fairness: Political not Metaphysical”. He argues that justice as a political concept needs to be about fairness. Rawls says that the definition of justice and fairness should not derive from any religion but should be a definition that the American people agree upon.