Is Government Interference Right? Essay

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Is Government Interference Right?

Should government have the right to interfere in our private lives? Does being part of a
representative democracy mean that we abdicate our freedom to make our own choices in the
name of the good of all?


Should the government have the right to interfere in our private lives? Democracy
guarantees freedom. One might then argue that a government should allow people to act
according to their own free will. But there are two sides to every coin. Absolute
independence might not lead to anything productive in an interdependent society as ours.
There needs to be a basic framework of rules and guidelines to which all participants in
that society agree to.


According to Hobbes, human nature is such that if there were no rules or a law enforcing
institution in the government, it would be a war of every man against every man1. The
government regulates the activities of individuals in a manner such that the freedom
guaranteed by democracy to everybody is not infringed upon by the selfish acts of few.


Apart from the protection of these basic rights of people, I feel that government
interference in our private live is not acceptable. Systems such as welfare and
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