On Government

A primary assumption in democracy is that people should be capable of managing their own affairs. So, what is a governments responsibility to those citizens who cannot do so? I think the key word here is should be capable of managing their own affairs. In other words, people who cannot manage their own affairs are in fact at a disadvantage. Citizenship is defined as having certain rights and responsibilities within a country. In fulfilling their responsibilities, they are granted certain rights. If a citizen, who takes on the responsibilities of citizenship, is at a disadvantage physically or mentally, the government should then put into place certain arrangements so that the person can be at an equivalency with the rest of society. The key here is equivalency. That is to say that the person with a disadvantage should not be favored or given any advantages that the rest of society does not receive. Yes, they are at a disadvantage and should be helped, but if they have been given arrangements to help their disadvantage what more is a government liable to do? We all have struggles and problems. A person with a disadvantage is no different and therefore should not be put above the rest of society.     

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Miss Info 5 years ago from New York City

"We all have struggles and problems. A person with a disadvantage is no different and therefore should not be put above the rest of society."

Interesting statement. More and more, there seems to be two categories of people in this world: Those who care about other people and Those who care about only themselves.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I worked in special ed for three decades and these people need help...not help that much from govenment and handouts, but worthwhile work programs and FAMILY that must be there everystep of the way. My novel Lean agasint the Wind is all about this. I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ

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