Citizens Need A Voice In Laws

Government hurts citizens without the choice in laws

Thesis

Citizens should have a voice in laws being made rather than having a government that makes laws that doesn't help anyone.

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson exhibit the limits of government and tradition in society.

In the “Lottery” and in “Harrison Bergeron” both texts could have done certain actions to avoid innocent murders of citizens. In “Harrison Bergeron” Government could have avoided killing Harrison if they didn’t force handicaps on the citizens.

Quote Analysis

Quote: “ Due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. Some things about living still weren't quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy” (Vonnegut 1).

Analysis: The government passed laws that the citizens can’t control. This proves my thesis because it shows that if the citizens had a choice in the law it would be better because it would benefit everyone.

Quote: “Some places have already quit lotteries.’ Mrs. Adams said.

‘Nothing but trouble in that,’ Old Man Warner said stoutly. ‘pack of young fools’” (Jackson 4).

Analysis: The lottery is still in order because the old man Warner is still in control. This supports my thesis because the government has control of something citizens disagree with.

Conclusion

Citizens should have choices in laws made by the government, they shouldn't be forced onto people without any benefits coming out of it. Mrs. Hutchison and Harrison Bergeron both were killed because of the strict laws made by the government. With the upcoming election im looking forward to a leader who can help with laws that are weak and make more laws that are beneficial to citizens. I am scared that we will elect a leader that will abuse his power and make reckless decisions.