In the end he says that in order to have a balanced government the majority must agree on justice. The historical significance of this article is, during this time if no separation of powers or checks and balances were enforced the government would have collapsed. If the powers were not limited; with time a certain person would end democracy and bring forth once again a tyranny government. It is also important that the government was equal yet had power to control its people because if not there would be no type of
The endless search for equality in “Harrison Bergeron” is established in today’s society as we pursue for different ways to balance and create equalness between individuals, races, and genders but we learn that this balance comes at a price. Bergeron’s society conceits itself on equality on all levels and at all costs. At first glimpse Harrison Bergeron’s world seems like an ideal society focused on equality and balance but as we read we begin to realize that this balance is not normal. In an attempt to create a society where “everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law.
Some say a dictatorship is better because the people don’t know what is and isn’t good for them. Others might claim that a democracy isn’t necessarily the better option because there could be a lot hidden between the lines that people vote for without a second through. Both can be abused, and both can be
Tocqueville and the Relevance of His Theories on Equality Today Alexis de Tocqueville believed that equality was inevitable and that society loves equality more than it does liberty. He stated that the “chief passion which stirs men at such times is the love of this equality,” referring to equality of conditions (Tocqueville, 504). According to him, democracy cannot exist without equality and equality further leads to individualism (Tocqueville, 506). This paper will discuss why Tocqueville’s analyses on equality are still relevant in today’s Western society by focusing on equality of conditions, democracy, and individualism. In Democracy in America (1840), Tocqueville stated that “every citizen must be put in possession of his rights, or rights must be granted to no one” (Tocqueville, Marxists Internet Archive).
BENTHAM developed the notion of democracy as a form protection for the individual into a case for universal suffrage. Utilitarian’s have argued that individuals will vote so as to advance or defend their interest. Bentham believed that universal suffrage is the only way of promoting the greatest happiness for the greatest number. However, liberals also have an ambivalent view of democracy. Liberalism places great stress on the protection of individual’s rights while democracy emphasise on collective control.
I believe that allowing everyone the same right to build up their own estate and create an enterprise of their own would be the best way to run a great way to make everyone happy and gain the trust of the people. I also believe that people who are incapable of doing so due to things like legitimate mental or physical disabilities and limitations should be supported by the government at least to as much as their health and wellbeing. In order to have this freedom there obviously needs to be a form authority to regulate the actions of the people in the society. There must also be a form of defense to protect the country form an overthrow or attacks by other countries. Because this new government is run for the people and by the people this is what would have to happen.
“Harrison Bergeron” and the Declaration of Independence Reading the Declaration of Independence in tandem with “Harrison Bergeron” the reader is able to see “Harrison Bergeron” in a new view. The reader is able to see how Harrison Bergeron may give citizens absolute equality, but this is a different type of equality that the Declaration of Independence gives to the citizens of the United States. Then the Declaration of Independence shows how the government in “Harrison Bergeron” was invasive on natural rights, and finally we will see what role does equality and justice play in both “Harrison Bergeron” and the Declaration of Independence. In “Harrison Bergeron” “Everyone was finally equal… they were equal in every which way.” (Vonnegut 464) This idea of absolute equality seeps into the bone marrow of the citizens in the United States, who begin to dumb themselves down or to hide their special attributes. Most of the citizen listen to the governments idea if equality because either they agree with the idea of absolute equality or because they fear the government and they don’t want to have to face the consequences of rebelling against the governments harsh and oppressive ideologies.
The United Kingdom’s s uncodified constitution relies heavily on established conventions and trust in order to prevent widespread corruption. To some extent this type of constitution historically has served the UK well. However, due to increasing disillusion with politicians and their ethics. Which some claim to be the result of more transparency and a higher level of education. UK citizen are more informed and able to make analytical judgements in their best interest, this in turn, challenges the authority of the state to decide what is in our best interest.
However, the citizens wanted to make their own rules to follow, sensible and understandable rules. Further on Paine explains “the sun will never shine on a cause of greater worth?” I think that Paine is saying that it is such an issue that we should look to reform it in any way so that it is more fair to all citizens. The struggle of having a King or a Monarchy for the people at that time was difficult. The community wanted a more fair and equal government, while the king was not giving that to them. Let’s take for instance when Paine refers to the past writings of another author, Mr. Pelham “they will last my time.” The name of ancestors will be remembered for their great deeds by future generations with destinies of their own.
Today, in this world, democracy is probably defined as a more advanced political form because people get power, people are satisfied and society is made of them. Democracy, a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held freeelections(Merriam-Webster, 2015). Democracy is existing many countries in this world and many countries are promoting democracy to other non-democracy countries. Although democracy could be the best political solution but democracy is not the best political solution for all the countries, democracy does not fit every county because of diversity, erosion of democracy blinds people’s minds to consider what is it really bringing and blind following’s result in Latin