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Once this multitude is united this way into a body an offense against one of its members is an offense against the body politic It would be even less possible to injure the body without its members feeling it Duty and interest thus equally require the two contracting parties to aid each other mutually The individual people should be motivated from their double roles as individuals and members of the body to combine all the advantages which mutual aid offers them Jean Jacques Rousseau said in The Social Contract that any attack against a person who is considered a member of a community is an attack against the community as a whole Using this theory it can be deferred that in order to protect the community itself everyone must contribute in order to prevent a collapse Because I believe that every individual who holds his community dear carries the responsibility to defend it I must affirm todays resolution When called upon by ones government individuals are morally obligated to risk their lives for their country Before I go on I will define key terms in the resolution Government is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as the system by which a state or community is governed Moral is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as standards of behaviour or principles of right and wrong Obligation is defined by the Catholic Encyclopedia as bond which by a legal necessity binds us to do something according to the laws of our State From these definitions we can draw the conclusion that under the social contract a community is always going to be governed and that there is no choice either moral or logical involved Once someone is within a governed area that person cannot escape it By agreeing to be governed the government agrees to protect us but this governmental protection can not exist if we do not defend the government itself The value that
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