Friday, December 12, 2014

Freedom Verses Order

With all the turmoil that is going on in America regarding the police and the lines they cross, talking about the balance of freedom verses order is extremely important. The order people want is security of the things that they hold precious to themselves. People want their houses, friends and families and other personal items to be protected without question. People do not want anything to happen to themselves or their belongings but in order for that to happen, there have to be people that have the authority to apply the law.

In society today, everybody wants the perfect mix of freedom and order but in reality, that cannot be achieved. When Arthur Miller said “It is still impossible for man to organize his social life without repressions, and the balance has yet to be struck between order and freedom”, he relies that the freedom that people want, would cost them the security that they want. People would love to fly a plane without having to go through the hassle of security, but would people be comfortable boarding a plane without security? If an airline offered no security, nobody would fly with them because nobody would feel safe.

There will always be a unbalance between freedom and order because there has to be order above freedom in order to have a safe environment to live in. liberties will be infringed, and rights will be violated because if given the choice between being able say whatever someone wants or have police carry guns, I think most people would want to people who protect them to be properly equipped. Without order, the freedom some people want would create mass chaos and there will not be anybody there to help them.

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