However the other two will check the one wanting to exceed thus, balancing out the power and securing citizens from a dictatorship type of government. Another reason would simply be when he states, “If men were angles, no government would be necessary.” In other words since we are not angles but are men if we had power in our hands we would abuse it. Then he continues that even though the powers are shared and are equal the government should still be able to control not only the people but, themselves. This will only help protect the people’s individual rights including the minority. In the end he says that in order to have a balanced government the majority must agree on justice.
He did believe that the government should have the reins and be in control, but he always wanted the people of America with him every step of the way and to know what was going on. He never wanted them to not know what was going on and to never have to question what they were doing. In Document G, FDR says “The voice of great events is proclaiming to us. Reform if you would preserve.” Like stated earlier with Hoover, Conservatives are highly against change in government and want little to none to happen. Honestly though, sometimes it is the only way that you can improve.
These arguments, although they do not specifically state to physically riot against authority, become enabling factors by which the population should rebel. To begin with, Paine argues that the population of each individual colony would be subjected to better living should they be responsible for their own governing laws. Rather than follow the set rules of the British monarchy, Paine suggests the citizens should “establish a common interest with every part of the community, [and] they will mutually and naturally support each other.” (Paine, 49) Next, he argues that the British monarchy is very complex, contradictory, and unfair to its citizens. For instance, Paine notes that the monarchy “first excludes a man from the means of information, yet empowers him to act in cases where the highest judgment is required.” (Paine, 50) The contradictory case does not just end here, it is also witnessed in the fact that the monarchy continues through the act of hereditary succession – whereby the King’s descendent automatically becomes heir to the throne. He
Benjamin Franklin: As for a leader, I believe I have a few characteristics of a “leader” … I recently published my successful “Poor Richards Almanac”, which in my opinion tells what all moral beings should strive to do. Kayden: Thanks so much for your time mister Franklin. What about you Patrick, do you consider yourself to being a leader in this time in history? Franklin and Henry show an odd expression for his choice of wording. Patrick Henry: Eh, I would say I am quite a bit of a leader.
Mankind needs laws and obligations to live by, not only to keep peace but to protect ourselves from our basic nature. Hamilton views the role of government as changeable and believed it would work better as a strong centralized government. As long man has faith in changing a government, man will abide by it. He states," not conform to the dictates of reason
De Tocqueville Essay by Abbi Lavine De Tocqueville, in his warning to France, argues that a free republic needs God more than despotism or monarchy. He begins saying that there are people who desire a change in government from monarchy to a republic to gain freedom. These people want a republic but they don’t want God. They don’t want morals and the Deity hanging over their heads and they certainly don’t want a monarch lording over them. Basically, they don’t want any chains, whether in the form of religion or government.
At the time, the Framers focused merely on creating an effective government. The Framers did not pay a great deal of attention to the fact that in order to create an effective government, there has to be rules and boundaries that the government must follow. However, to create an effective government, the United States needed protect the freedom and rights of everyone. To do so, the United States needed to adopt a method that would create these rights. Many members of congress believed that individuals should have these rights regardless of having it formally written and didn’t want to create a Bill of Rights.
Therefore, the general will of the people requires that laws be amended to reflect morality and justice. Only through civil disobedience can this be achieved; blindly obeying unjust laws will only enforce unjustified public opinion. Although some argue that the general will of the people can be accurately portrayed by a government entity without
I had hoped that as time went on people could have learned to better themselves and become more independent. Sadly that is not the reality that I am now faced with. Now just like any other time people know unjust laws exist; shall they be content to obey them, or shall they endeavor to amend them, and obey them until they have succeeded, or shall they transgress them at once? All men should ask themselves these questions when dealing with the laws of their government. A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, this is a lesson that still must be learned by people now.
The difference between a decision that is moral and one that is lawful is often far too separate for some people’s comfort, but as a civilized species we have established these laws for a reason and it is our duty to adhere to them. However, Lieutenant Oram’s decision shows that he has no respect for this system that our society has put together. Civilized cultures have been governed based on democratic procedures for centuries, condemning dictatorships as