What are your thoughts on power?Submitted by jman196 on Fri, 02/27/2009 - 17:58
I am working on an essay at the moment and was wondering if this community would be able to help pool all forms of diverse thought. I thought it would be a great way to acquire all of the libertarian points I am looking to use in this essay on power. I have already formulated many arguments but I thought this would be the best venue to engage in political discourse.
This is a university essay and I have 10 possible topics to write about. I have narrowed them down to three with the first being my personal favorite.
1. Power rightfully belongs to the people,and governments only “borrow” it for the specific purpose of safeguarding and delivering the common good of society.
2. Because sources of legitimacy and authority differ across cultures and societies, is it true that democracy cannot and/or should not be a universal concept of governance?
I also really like number two because I can focus on the importance and success of republican governments versus the mob-rule of democracies.
Any ideas you have will be greatly appreciated. For number one I obviously said that power rightfully belongs to the people and that government ought to be seen as the servant as opposed to the master.