The quote means that the people have the power. Even though the government is powerful, United the people have more power. This is possible because the people elect who goes into the government, they are run by us.
I agree with you!
I do agree with you that if people unite we can be more powerful then the government because we do have a say in who goes into office
I agree with this and believe that we the people do have more power than government but think about it we are choosing these people to be put in power out of others.
I agree with the quote, because the people are in charge, not the government. If the people are scared of the government, then the government will continue to do whatever they want, but if the government is scared of the people then they will do what the people want.
I agree with the message! Like Anna said United we have more power than the government. The people hold power over the government. We vote for them to allow them to be government.
Adding to it... the people can remove governments by force if they get out of line.
Anna, not really. By force? As in illegally? As in get arrested/murdered depending on what type of government? Let's go kick Kim Jong-Un out of office "by force". Think we getting out of North Korea alive? Every government has people that are willing kill and die for it and vice versa. "Removing" a government isn't easy. Especially if you can't get the people to agree with each other about what to do.
People are more powerful then the government because we the people elect the different officials that are in office. Government can be powerful but when you unite the people we can accomplish a lot. Yes I do agree with this quote
I agree with you because, the people can come together and be more powerful than the government
I agree with Kim that the people can come together and become more powerful than the government by votes or a more powerful way of protesting and using their size.
This says that says that the government gets the power from the people and the people can take or give the from the government
I agree because without the power the people give to the government, they would be nothing. They would be getting nowhere if people fought back,, but some people are just afraid to fight against that "power"
I agree. The government doesn't have as much power as its people, because the people are the ones deciding who is in office. Therefore, the government should fear its people, not the other way around.
I agree with kim because the people give the goverment the power and the goverment has a higher chance of losing they're people than the people themselfs losing people because of the government
The people who are working for the government are supposed to have very small say in the choices even though they know the government the best. The governments workers have to depend on the ordinary citizens who usually know very little on certain subjects within the government to make the decisions by voting.
the quote is saying that, in retrospect, the government has no power without the people. we can elect and take down officials in office by vote. i agree with the quote and the following analyses
I agree because without the people the goverment wouldn't be in place and If the people don't like what the government is doing they have the right to make a change and get the change they want
I agree because the government has no power without the people agreeing/disagreeing with whatever law/bill they're trying to pass. Citizens could overthrow their government if they really wanted to reject the government's "power" and unite.
I agree with the quote, we have all the power and we use it by voting for who we believe to be good enough and anything that we believe should be good.
I agree because without the people the government wouldn't be able to really do anything, the people are the ones who give a say
I am in favor of this quote. You shouldn't fear the government. In the United States, most citizens forget that the government is made of officials that we elect or people installed by people we elect. The citizens can make an official resign if they don't believe in the actions they have made. For example, in 1943 General George S. Patton struck two soldiers suffering from "shell shock". The American people were in an uproar. This caused Cheif of Staff, George Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower to take Patton off the battlefield for more than a year. United, people can take down any oppressive regime.
"There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better"-Mark Sheilds
I disagree with the quote and the comments that the people made because I think if the government really wants to make a decision they're not going to let the people stop them. The government has the power to change rulers and laws on the people without their consent.
Your comment makes some sense but it matters on what type of "goverment" you are talking about. For this case, first I will assume you are talking about an American democracy. If you don't know in America we have something called "consent of the governed". This means that in some way, the people (governed) in a area have the right of self rule and must give consent to that government by some way(elected officials). These officials are agreed upon by voting. These officials make our government framework based on why we elect them. The US was one of the first countries that adopted this form of thinking in their government and is first seen in the Declaration of Independence. In America, elections are used to renew someone's "consent of the governed". An election allows someone's voice to be heard and allows change to be made on what the people want. It also allows officials to be elected out of office. That's only America though. If you are talking about a government like communism, what you said is completely true. As an example, in China(1989) its citizens were fed up with the oppressive communistic regime so they started demonstrations in Tianaman Square. The communist leader, at the time, sent tanks in the square to break up the demonstrators. The world then saw students stand before tanks, not letting the communists intimate them. Sadly, it failed and thousands of people were murdered and more than 30 years later the communistic governance still stands. Overall, in my opinion, it's too broad to just say "a government". The differences in types of governments can vary allot and can change the message said.
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it. -Alexander Woollcottl
First off, Of course Noah wrote this much, Secondly, I agree with what Noah says, what he says about our government makes a lot of sense. I also see what he means at the end.
I agree with your statement and feel the same way about it. The government secretly does have the real power, I think.
I agree because people choose their government and what happens with the government can't be an option without the people.
I agree with you. People should have a say on the government. The people should help decide what happens with the government going forward.
I do agree with the quote.I agree because the people should have a say and the government shouldn't ignore the people in what they want.
I agree wirh you, the govermant cant ignore the people
This quote is saying that the people have power over the government and I agree but partially disagree. For an example we have the right to vote which puts us somewhat in power, but I believe that the government has control over what really goes on.
I agree with the quote i believe the government should fear the people, people make decisions, the goverment has to follow the peoples decisions, people have power over our goverment.
I DISAGREE WITH THIS QUOTE! I've read every single comment and I'm seeing a lot of "should". People "should" have a say in what the government does, people "should" be able to have some power, people "should" yada yada, etc. PEOPLE DO HAVE A SAY!!! I believe its called "voting". We choose who run this country. We vote for a lot more than just our president. However, I don't think having a say means that we shouldn't fear our government. There are laws and with laws, there's always loopholes. The people can protest whatever they want, but I think in the end the government does what it wants. Entire crowds have been maced and hosed down. (It was somehow justified later on). I think that we should fear our government because they will always win in the end. I can't think of a situation where the people won WITHOUT bloodshed.
I agree with what Anna said, the people have the power rather than the government having the power. The people should not fear the government since the American people are what make up the government to what it is. The people have power by being able to vote for what the want. What we say goes. If we want our country to change, then we can make it change to how we want it. But most people don't realize the true power we have so some issues in our country just don't change.
I feel that neither should fear the other, Since both work off each other they both need to work together to make the USA's laws more fair for everyone.
I agree with the quote because if the government fears its people it will make them think for the people and what they want. But Derek does make a good point
I agree with this quote because the government should fear the people. The people make the decision for what they want, the government has to respect those decisions and follow them. The people have power over the government. I also agree with Derek because the government should come together and make fair decisions.
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