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What gives anyone the right to tell anyone else what to do

I was asked this question for one of my college classes and just want to get some insight on what others think.

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Redhead said it best. We need authority in order to maintain order. But it depends on who's giving the orders and what they are. Parents tell their kids what to do because they want to keep them safe and protect them. Men or women tell their spouses what to do in order to have control OVER them( not good). Rules must be made and followed in order to provide the best outcome of certain situations( like school or the army). if someone has no reasoning to their words then they're just being bossy.

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That you cutechica! Thumbs up too! ;)
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thanks ;)
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- Mayb they are your teacher or a older person , your boss ?

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Or just a friend trying to help you Becouse you don't see the big picture

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Sometimes we may be too ill or confused and then we would need someone to make the decisions for us.

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Because a parent has the responsibility of taking care of their child. Responsible by law.

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In some cases it's more than a right it's a responsibility. Example: a parent saying the child will drink milk with meals or eat vegetables, etc.

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In the big picture it would be chaos if there were no order. Someone needs to be in authority. But many times authority leads to dictatorships. Sometimes I have a real problem with 'big brother' watching our every move. But until a better system comes along it's the best we have..;)

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Sometimes I think chaos mite be better than what we have .... But remember I was a punk rocker as a teenage lol
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I was at a meeting last night where a guy was reading some interesting tidbits, and one of them was the cycles of government, especially relating to how long a democracy lasts. It went something like this (forgive me; it isn't word for word):

Democracy lasts until the people realize that they can vote some of the public treasury to themselves. Misappropriation of the public treasury leads to laws and regulations which restrict the public's rights. The person(s) responsible for the regulations see(s) that the people could vote to change them, so they take further measures to prevent change, and eventually, in an effort to "guarantee" that things don't change, they take measures to ensure that they or others of a like mind to them remain in control. When this has occurred, democracy has been transformed into a dictatorship, at which point people begin to plan revolutions, and eventually enact them. When a revolution is successful, usually the victorious people will set up a "new" form of government which does not allow for dictators, and they call it a democracy. Throughout the history of Western civilization(s), this process usually makes a complete cycle about every 200 years.

Fun food for thought, eh?
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Revolution just means we have nothing left to lose .. No money no voice no dignity ... Out of desperation people take back a little respect sometimes at great cost to them selfs ... Sacrificed for the greater good ....
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Yeah, I just thought it was an interesting point of view: that our system is fluid not constant, and like all things, repeats itself in cycles over time.

I agree that revolution occurs at the saturation point.
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Wow what kind of meeting was that?! Lol....just what I said in less words lol
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It was a joint meeting of a local chapter of the Eastern Star and the Masons.
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As another point to this discussion, I do find it humorous that people think that without a government system, we go to "chaos". People are quite capable of governing themselves, as individuals, but with the system in place, many take the excuse not to. It's all about choices and consequences, and when people realize that on a larger scale, and take responsibility for it, perhaps we can move beyond the cycle mentioned above! Just a thought. :)
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I think I used 'chaos' as an easy way to explain my point. I'm all for governing bodies but always thought we should be governing ourselves. The school system is a great example of corruption....
My daughter is interested in the 'illuminati'. Now HAARP. I like to look at everything with an open mind. ;)
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Me too! And I hope you don't think I was singling you out on the chaos thing.

I think the illuminati are slightly different, but yes, there are many societies of interest that your daughter may be eligible to join at some point in her life. For the Eastern star, you have to be either married or related to a mason, and you must have a belief in deity (though the specifics of these beliefs are not questioned or regulated).

HAARP sounds interesting! I just googled it for my own enlightenment. :)
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I was mentioning the illuminati as a secret society that runs the world (apparently). Same thing with the HAARP. Seems the younger generation likes conspiracy theories. Could it be possible? Possibly. Idk. Definitely gives us all something to think about...what's that saying? Believe all of what you see, half of what you hear...;)
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The chain of
Command there are leaders and followers .. The followers don't want the responsibility of making decisions so they follow leaders who tell them what is good for them.... That's why you should be careful who you elect to be your leader

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I agree. I'd also add to this by saying that being one of the leaders and taking responsibility in your own life is far more rewarding than following and complaining when your leader screws up. :)
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Yes absolutely
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