Monday, September 26, 2016
Hobbs on Freedom and Security - H1
Thomas Hobbs believed that the privilege of freedom is not nearly as valuable as that of security. For the most part, I agree with Hobbs on this philosophy. By giving up certain rights to a higher form of government, we are able to live within reasonable guidelines and laws that keep our society peaceful. Without these regulations, we wouldn't be provided with a justice system to keep people in order, a school system to educate our citizens, roads to get us from place to place, etc. By sacrificing a small amount of our freedom, we are granted the luxury of security which generates peace among us. However, I do believe that if a government becomes too powerful and takes too much of our freedom, such as a communist form of authority, our quality of live would be greatly diminished. In a case such as this, it all comes down to what control is necessary to provide a worthy amount of benefits and security to balance it out.