If too kind he will be taken advantage of and if too cruel he will be hated by his subjects. However he will have better security of his kingdom by being feared rather than loved. Therefore, a prince must be cruel to teach a lesson, gain loyalty, and strike fear of his subjects, which is what Peter the Great did during his reign of Russia. Peter's cruelty influenced many of his decisions concerning the Russian Military. He was quick to suppress any revolts and his punishments were almost always harsh to show that he was not to be betrayed.
The people that Shelton killed are considered combatants because they support they governmental system and work with it. Based on Just War Theory, the proportionality of killing these people is that their deaths are outweighed by the justice that will bring to the judicial system. Shelton believes the system to be corrupt, focusing instead on conviction rates rather than making sure the right person is placed behind bars. By killing these people Shelton can put a new mindset into the “system” because those affected by the killings will want the right man punished rather since they now know how it feels to be wronged. All the killings made by Shelton were to people who were directly showed how flawed the system was.
People who breaks them would be punished severely. The state wasn’t ran by Qin Shi Huang but by the system he created. If the law is enforced well, the weak rulers would be strong. Qin Shi Huang made an order that secrets or special tactics are to be told to him at once to make sure no one would dethroned him. Those who are the rulers are the most powerful and most superior among all but the ruler himself
Thoreau believes that the government takes the power out of the people’s hands. He also believes that majority rule overpowers the conscience of man and that it is handled in a very improper manner. This also plays into how he feels about the unjust laws in the government. Thoreau thinks that the unjust laws aren’t fixed because Americans believe they have to have a majority of people who agree that the law is unjust and he thinks that that shouldn’t be the case. Thoreau only has the American people’s interest at heart and want them to become a better and greater people, this is what makes him a patriot.
Hamlet would have been an exceptional king because of his character and his willingness to sacrifice for his country. His actions throughout the book can be described as brash and extreme but his decisions are not uninformed. The challenges he faces are unimaginable and difficult but he perseveres and acts in a way that he believes will serve his country best. These are the actions of a mature and able leader who is fit to run a country. Hamlet is aware of plots against him and he believes this will be bad for Denmark.
This type of power was intended to make the process of decision making faster and more decisive. However, we see this power abused by Creon in his decree. The people of Thebes find Creon’s decree to be unjust but only Antigone has the strong will to disobey the law and do what the people will not. Creon’s son Haemon tells his father what the people of Thebes have been saying about Antigone’s actions and her proposed punishment: “Death? She deserves a glowing crown of gold!” (Sophocles, 1984, pg.
Small though it be, it will make many mistakes, because it will be composed of men. Discord will reign there” (Democracy, Voltaire). His opinions on the pursuit of progress with abandon were that progress should be sought after but not without humanity and rationale in mind. He would not have wanted progress to be had on the sacrifice of human rights or the loss of rationality. He was somebody who “believed in progress and in the virtues of civilization, contrary to Rousseau’s belief that civilization corrupts man” (Voltaire, New World Encyclopedia).
Obama is fortunate because he has used energetic youth through his word skills, knowledge and relations. Machiavelli states that fortune varies in men, “[He] thinks… Fortune is the mistress of one half our actions, and yet leaves the control of the other half…” (119). Machiavelli believes fortune will not work unless the ruler has spirit of energetic youth. Through Obama’s presidency it’s evident that he has maintained some political strategies similar but not exact to Machiavelli’s ideas. For Obama to be a Machiavellian prince he does not only need power, but it depends on how it’s used through military matters.
Scene 4 1. Macbeth says to the King, “... And our duties are to your throne and state, children and servants, which do but what they should by doing everything safe toward your love and honour.” He says that everybody should safeguard the king while Macbeth himself plans on murdering him. The character is a hypocrite and very clever. 2. The king is too trustworthy.
As a government that provides the natural freedoms of man to its citizens, it should do all it can to protect its citizens who are threatened. The natural rights of man are a code. If you break the code and abuse your fellow man, you have lost your privileges to these rights. As citizens of a government that keeps us safe, it is not our business to know what steps the government takes to protect us. We are to keep the peace among the nations of the earth because that is our belief as a people, but we must know our enemy, we must know their intentions and what they wish to carry out.