I had an agruement with my friend Thomas last week. He thinks that people are bascially evil; that government needs to have absolute power to keepus...
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I had an agruement with my friend Thomas last week. He thinks that people are bascially evil; that government

needs to have absolute power to keepus "safe from ourselves". I am sick and tired of his negativity. I told him that government should serve the peole, not rule them. I think people, generally speaking, are good-natured. I figure that everyone should have the right to live, to be free and to own their own property. The government's job should be to protect those rights. If the government doesn't do that job then the people should be able to "fire" the government.


Thomas says humans are greedy and under my system people would just try to get money and power for themselves. Is he right? How could I put my ideas into effect and ensure everyone has freedom and they everyone has input into the governing of the country?

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