Is it important to question the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority?
Charles II was the King of England in the 1500s and believed himself to be the rightful ruler of Britain because he believed he was appointed by God to be the King. However, the parliament questioned and challenged his ideas on who shall have the dominant authority over England; this challenge resulted in a debate that started a chain of cascading events which led to a civil war. This civil war reshaped England, and formed a democracy that was to rein successfully in the years that was to follow. Questioning the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority is important because it usually results in ideas being refined and changes that benefit all.
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In 1596, Charles II went to war against the Parliament because they had questioned his rights to rule Britain. He believed that he was the rightful ruler, while on the other hand, the parliament of England believed that they should govern or have more power in the ruling of Britain. The parliament won the civil war, and England was made a Republic. Although England accepted a monarchy 11 years after the country became a Republic, the parliament challenging Charles II rule brought significant change in britain as to how Britain should be governed. The parliament had a more significant voice in the ruling of Britain, leading Britain to be a democratic country, where the normal people had a say in what happened in Britain. All this development fuelled a change in England which was the greater good. If the monarchy had remained as the dominant power in Britain, the right decision may not have been made, which would in turn negatively affect the populace of Britain. Thus, we can see that it is important to question the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority?
Similarly, in a recent event, some locals of a village in sussex (a county in England) questioned the decision of the government to let a oil company called Cuadrilla, to operate in the local countryside to extract shale gas. The locals were distraught over this decision, because they liked the serenity of their countryside, and didn't want it to be ruined. So, they protested against the governments decision to let Cuadrilla extract shale gas. Their campaign worked, and the countryside that the locals lived in was saved. Here again, we can see it is important to question the the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority, so that things that we don't want to happen, because it will affect us negatively, would be stopped from happening.
In a nutshell, I think we should question the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority or otherwise the things that matter to us would be destroyed, may that be ability to voice one's opinions or save one's local area from destruction. And if we didn't question the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority, how can we trust the people in authority to make the right decisions for us and to share the ideas we think are correct. Surely, we must question the ideas and and decisions of people in positions of authority or otherwise our ideas would never be heard, and our rights would never be attained.