The government is too oppressive, in some countries, if the reports we receive are true. And the records of history show that oppressive governments have existed in the past. History also shows what happens in those situations.
Of course, it depends how we define oppressive. DEFINITIONS: To oppress, which comes from the latin opprimo, to press, means to load or burden with unreasonable impositions; to treat with unjust severity, rigour or hardship; as, to oppress a nation with taxes; to oppress by compelling persons to perform unreasonable service. Oppressivetherefore means (1). unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe; as, oppressive taxes; oppressive exactions of service; (2) Tyrannical; as, an oppressive government. REACTION: Every force is met with an equal and opposite force. ("For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction", Newton's third law) When a government starts to oppress the people, the people object and resist. Their first civil recourse is by direct representation to the government. If the government fails to respond satisfactorily, another course of action is to alert the media and the population at large. In this way injustices are brought to light and common causes established. If these attempts to achieve justice are ignored, often a legal system exists through which plaintiffs can take legal action against the state. If the country's legal system does not protect personal freedoms and ensure justice, there may be recourse to international courts of law or to some other body having appropriate jurisdiction. FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Some governments are composed of opposing political parties. This can sometimes act as a countermeasure against one party that seeks to rule in an oppressive way. PEOPLE POWER: Many oppressed people, for a number of reasons, may decide to take matters into their own hands. There may be civil unrest, demonstrations, protest marches, civil disobedience, rioting, physical attacks against government buildings and personnel. Anarchy and revolution may become rampant. Others may decide to emigrate, or flee to a less oppressive land, if they are able to do so. Depending on the nature of the oppression, many immigrants upon arrival in another land can claim refugee status on the basis of the governmental victimisation they experienced in their homeland. Sometimes the sheer 'power of the people' in one way or another, may resolve the problem by overthrowing the government but this is often at great cost in lives along the way. EXTERNAL FORCES: Sometimes other countries become involved. Their governments may hear of the plight of the oppressed people and make diplomatic representations to the oppressive government, even imposing trade sanctions if discussions fail. If the situation continues or worsens, sometimes the external government will, in the interests of the oppressed people, invade the land of the tyrannical government in an attempt to overthrow the government and impose a less severe and more just and benevolent form of government. AN IDEAL: Government should not be government of the people, but for the people, listening to the people, caring for their best interests and ensuring peace and justice for all.
The best source for finding John Locke's ideas about overthrowing an oppressive government would be his work, "The Two Treatises on Government," which he published (anonymously) in 1689. In the second treatise, in particular, he addresses the issue of oppressive government and the right of the governed to overthrow it.
Many Americans were afraid that a strong government would leady to tyranny, or oppressive rule.
We would die
There would be no fox
No. Had the government known what was going to happen, the government would have prevented it from happening.
bullfighters would be out of a job
there would be no more platypuses!
we would be very sad
then you would not even be here
Then there would be no human nature.
we would save it
There would be no orangutans XD
If the sun became larger, the climate would get hotter.
They thoiught it would cause a tyranny or oppressive rule
The fear of a central government was based on the previous government of America, which was an oppressive monarchy. Americans were afraid that a strong central government would be just like being ruled by a king all over again.
If it became extinct, then there would be more of the species of food it ate, and it won't be balanced.
If I were queen, I would rule the place I live in...
there would only be plants
The animal that preys on them would die.
they would not exist anymore
whales would become extinct
there would be no bengal tigers
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