War: a violent armed conflict between different political groups. As no party in the present era can rely without a philosophical or speculative system of principles related to its political or practical context; We therefore see that each of the factions in which this nation is divided has put in place a first-rate structure to protect and cover the system of action it pursues. … A party [defender of the absolute and divine right of kings or tories], by persecuting the government up to DEITY, strives to make it so holy and inviolable that it must not be less than sacrileil, however tyrannical, to touch it or invade it in any article. The other party [the Whigs, or believers in the constitutional monarchy], by the creation of the government as a whole with the agreement of the PEOPLE, accept that there is some kind of initial treaty by which the subjects have implicitly reserved the power of resistance to their sovereign, if they are pressed by the authority with which they have voluntarily entrusted themselves for specific purposes. But these arguments were based on a corporatist theory of Roman law, according to which “a populus” can exist as an autonomous legal entity. Thus, in these arguments, it has been argued that a group of people can join a government because it is capable of exercising a single will and making decisions with one voice, without sovereign authority – a concept rejected by Hobbes and the theorists of the treaty. Consider the differences and similarities you see in the philosophies of Hobbes and Locke. What do you identify as the main difference between the two? Remember what you know about the declaration of independence.
Which philosophers write more in line with the main message of this document? Gill comments on singer-songwriter Neil Young`s “Honour the Treaties” tour of Canada in 2014 and notes that the effectiveness of this type of image event lies in the emotional resonance it produces between the general public and Aboriginal groups fighting against oil sands development. “Our governments are not afraid of environmentalists, even icons like David Suzuki. But governments fear emotions that they cannot regulate, and who else but our artists is able to awaken our emotions, express them and release the energy captured in our national psyche? (Gill, 2014). So do image politics, image management and image events make the formation of the democratic will necessarily less substantial and less thematic? Deluca put it this way: “Image events are rude and rude, it is clinging to “premises of courtesy and rationality that are the basis of ancient rhetoric,” a rhetoric that supports those who occupy positions of authority and thus allows that courtesy and decency serve as masks for the protection of privileges and silence of protests (Deluca , 1999, pp.