posted on Jan, 28 2008 @ 02:17 PM
I think most people have a problem with authority from time to time. If I have authority over five people and we don't all agree on an issue, I'll
make a decision for the 'good of the group'. Those that don't like the decision might well have a problem with my leadership.
Government tends to do what's good for the majority, rather than the minority. Consequently, every decision has its supporters and detractors.
The larger the authority, the more people it will disenfranchise.
Major problems occur when the 'good' intentions of a government are only recognized as such by a minority. That's when there's a groundswell
belief that the government no longer is in touch with the people it represents.
Perhaps those in authority have access to information that we don't, and thus their seemingly unpopular decision is
good for us. We lack the
perspective to tell.
History shows us, though, that sometimes those in authority make terrible decisions, which is why a little mistrust is a healthy thing. I don't think
people on ATS would be distinguished by having a 'problem' with authority. I think ATS members are more apt to question authority and hold it to a
higher standard of proof. That's not a problem; it's wisdom.
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