By Sean Shubert
Thomas Hobbes was a philosopher that believed that people were unable to control themselves due to his bleak view on human nature. He believed that governments were supposed to be ruled by one leader which controlled everything.
I Authorise and give up my Right of Governing my selfe, to this Man, or to this Assembly of Men, on this condition, that thou give up thy Right to him, and Authorise his Actions in like manner.
Thomas Hobbes writes this to show what people give up their rights when they become citizens of a government. This still applies today because sometimes leaders must make the hard decisions for their people such as banning travel in the United States. Even though people may disagree with these actions Thomas believes that since you are a citizen then you must stand by your ruler. In other words, we should trust are leaders know matter what course of action they take towards a problems and situations.
One Person, of whose Acts a great Multitude,by mutuall Covenants one with another, have made themselves every one the Author, to the end he may use the strength and means of them all, as he shall think expedients for their Peace and Common Defence.
Try and picture your life by standing by a leader that's decisions did not help their people but instead hurt them. Hobbes would say that it is your duty to stand by this leader because you gave up your right to govern when you became a citizen.