scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 663
No form of government can survive when the life of the nation is at stake Because I agree with Clinton Rossiter I affirm the resolution that When the United States is engaged in military conflict the demands of national security ought to supersede conflicting claims of individual rights Definitions from Encarta World English Dictionary Engaged in Military Conflict means fighting open warfare Demands of national security means protection against loss attack or harm to the citizens Ought to supersede means that there is a duty or obligation to take the place or position of something Conflicting means not able to be followed or acted on because each requires different and incompatible actions Claims of individual rights are demands for entitlements freedoms or privileges a person has Before I begin I have an observation about the resolution The demands of national security and claims to individual rights must be viewed as legitimate Because the resolution says ought we are debating about whether or not national security is a justifiable cause to limit rights I am upholding SOCIAL WELFARE as my value Societal welfare is the conditions under which somebody may live satisfactorily in a community The criterion upholding my value is the PRESERVATION OF SOCIAL ORDER The United States has the obligation to its citizens to preserve the society by acting on the demands of national security Contention I Government is created to preserve welfare by restricting individual rights Before government was created we live in what John Locke called the state of nature In this state of nature humans were absolutely free However we are not able to enjoy these rights because we are not provided safety We enter a government in order to preserve life liberty and property Locke states Man gives up self-power to be regulated by laws made by the society so far forth as the preservation of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA