By Bryon Peters
Britain is just one voice going against the general will of the state known as the European Union and their leaders should just accept the terms that comes with being part of a bigger organization than themselves.
He writes that “whoever refuses to obey the general will shall be compelled to do so by the whole body.”
“In entering into the social contract, the individual surrenders his rights to the community as a whole, which governs in accordance with the general will an underlying principle that expresses what is best for the community”
Although everyone wants freedom to do what they like they do not want to deal with the personal responsibility that comes with their decisions they make. Rousseau by proposing the contract hoped to eliminate gap between superior and the common people to form one will that is best for a community. The European Union is the community and Britain is only a part of a it but if they left it cause disaster within the commonwealth.
Since the European Union is one organization then that means the union has the responsibility to make Britain stay. Rousseau even uses the word compel, which in its manner is a general statement that does specify how they must go about making Britain submiss into their demands. The only thing that is clear is that Britain must stay as they are part of group that is counting on them for support.
Britain should realize that when they become a part of a bigger organization than themselves they must sacrifice their selfish needs for the community in order for it to continue to run smoothly.
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