United Airlines "To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties."

By: Meghan Lang

Jean Jacques Rousseau would not support the United Airlines because they overbooked a flight and then told a man to get off of the flight. By doing this the United Airlines took away this man's rights to the flight that he had paid for then kicked him off. More specifically Rousseau believed that everyone had their own rights and nobody could control others.

even if each man could alienate himself, he could not alienate his children; they are born men and free:their liberty belongs to them, and no one but they has the right to dispose of it.

He argues that everyone should be able to have their own rights and nobody else can control them. In the case of the United Airlines kicking out a paying passenger on a flight because they accidentally overbooked, Rousseau would not support the United Airlines. The United Airlines controlled this man dragging him out of a plane when it was their fault they had to do it, and most importantly they took away this man's rights from him.

such as renunciation is INCOMPATIBLE with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.

You should be able to has your own rights. Let nobody tell you what to do, especially if they are telling you to do something to fix their mistake. I think Rousseau would agree with me on this one.


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