The politics of the individual


Existentialism Philosophy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Choice For Political Freedom

The existential conflict in all societies stems from the natural urge of individuals to be free, as the ruling factions seek to limit citizen choices and their inborn drive.  The rationale that governments have a legitimate function and role to regulate and enforce civic conduct, so that public order can be maintained, is the universal axiom used for justifying the State.  If there is an organic purpose to maintain a civil order, does it automatically follow that the desired formula for compliance rests within the mechanisms established by government?  The posing of this question and familiar popular reaction reflects the intense discomfort most individuals have dealing with innate essentials.

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