People are inherently bad. The intent of the human mind and the passions of the human heart are selfish and self-centered. If we were to leave men unaccounted for they would spiral into chaos and anarchy. Every man would fend for himself and the strongest man would win. History has taught us this truth time and time again. We have learned that men must be controlled in order to be civilized.
The most effective means of controlling the selfish passions of mankind is strong central government. Government is the only thing that will keep a society from spiraling into chaos. Because mankind is, by nature, selfish, the stronger the government the better society will function. If left to themselves, mankind will care only for their own needs, and not for the needs of society or those around them. A strong government will ensure the needs of society are met, and that society will function in a peaceful continuous harmony. If government is effective enough, the forces of government can be used to restrain the passions of men so sufficiently that a communal utopian society can realistically be created.
Because of the selfishness of mankind, mankind cannot be trusted. Without regulations, a man, because of his natural selfish desires, will not have the foresight to act for the good of the community, which is in his own interests if he could control his passions. Men will kill each other to take material possessions from one another. You cannot trust anyone; because of the selfish desires of men, if you turn your back on a man, he will kill you and take your possessions. A man will always be dishonest in his dealings with fellow men. They do this because of their selfishness. Businesses and businessmen will always take advantage of customers. The bottom line is the only concern to companies and merchants alike; you cannot trust them anymore than you can trust your neighbor. You cannot trust banks; they will gamble with their money for the same reason, they only care about padding their own pockets. Doctors will charge every penny they can from every patient, whether they help the patient or not. Workers will be cheated and taken advantage of. If men are left to their own desires, society will fail.
The solution to this is simple: strong central government. Every society requires a strong central government to regulate the passions of society. It is the government that must set strict and narrow standards for business, for banking, for workers’ rights, and healthcare to keep each industry safe and practical. The stronger the regulations, the better society will function. In fact, making a national bank and healthcare system will be the most beneficial system one could make. If we take decisions out of the hands of the general public, they will not be able to make choices that hurt society, offend their neighbor, or infringe on the right of another to be happy.
Happiness is the ultimate right. Every living being, human and non-human has the right to be happy. If left to themselves, there will inevitably be winners and losers among men; some will have their right to happiness taken by others. A strong central government can prevent this. Everyone should be able to eat what they want, wear what they want, say what they want, marry whom they want, and do what they want. As long as a person’s decision does not interfere with the happiness of another, they have a right to do as they please.
Equality is essential to happiness. How can one be happy if those around them have much and they themselves have little? For the good of society, the government must insure this does not happen. Society functions best, and people are happiest when wealth is redistributed. The rich do not need to have all the money they have, and they would not have it without the rest of society anyway. Therefore; those who benefit the most from society owe the greatest debt to that society. Their wealth must be redistributed until there are no poor. If for any reason someone does not want to work, society must provide for that person. Those less fortunate deserve to have an unfair advantage in the workforce. The only exception to this is if the less fortunate is a white male.
Decisions that do not affect society can be made by society and individuals. For instance; because an embryo is part of a woman’s body the woman can choose what to do to and with her body. She may abort that embryo if she does not wish to give it birth. A person may use drugs, so long as their use does not infringe on another’s right to be happy. Prostitution, gay marriage, universal contraception, and free education are also rights that the government is obligated to provide and accommodate for.
Decisions that harm society must be prohibited. Among these are guns, religion–for it creates natural prejudice and infringes on another’s right to be happy–wage and salary decisions, carbon emissions and fuel economy, energy and resource decisions, and sugary drinks larger than 16 oz.
With a strong central government a harmonious society can be created no matter who or what people are part of society. Every government should have open borders and allow immigration without reservation. Picking and choosing who can and cannot be part of society infringes on the right of others to be happy. To truly be a good government, government must not only care for their society, but all societies universally. Should a person feel they can be happier in another nation, that nation has no right to keep them out. A perfect society can be created no matter who is in it. The only requirement is a strong central government.
28 October, 2012
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