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Without Rules There is Chaos

Without rules there is chaos. This argument is saying that without the presence of rules we as a society have no moral ways of keeping ourselves in check. We will wreak havoc if we do not have guidelines by which to live by. Rules are the way of our society knowing what is right and wrong, fair and unfair.

A dictatorship is a type of authoritarianism, in which politicians regulate nearly every aspect of the public and private behavior of normal people.


To dissect this statement is as follows:

  • Premise 1: Dictatorships create order and strict rules
  • Premise 2: Chaos is lack of rules and guidelines
  • Conclusion: Without dictatorships society is left clueless and will create chaos.

The factual correctness of this argument is non existent, but it is valid. This is the argument taken apart.

  • Premise 1: Dictatorships create order and strict rules. Under a dictatorship there are rules and regulations on every aspect of the citizens. There is no privacy, no right to free speech, every type of freedom is taken away from the subjects under the government. The laws are enforced usually with force from military and police.
  • Premise 2: Chaos is a lack of rules and guidelines This says that without the rules society creates chaos, we as humans are incapable of governing ourselves and keeping ourselves in check without the presence of the law.
  • Conclusion: Without dictatorships society is left clueless and will create chaos. Dictatorship will give society the needed rules and guidelines to govern efficiently and create a stable nation. 

Yet in this with the presence of rules a country, for example, in Egypt under the government of Hosni Mubarack was stifled with rules and regulations with no benefit to the citizens. He used police to scare his citizens into falling under his rule and revoked the right of free speech. The Egyptian revolution to overthrow Mubarack in 2011 was a success, saying that rules as whole is not always the way to avoid chaos. It creates chaos. Stifling your subjects doesn’t create the safety and stability that people need. A democracy gives the most satisfaction to people in a nation.




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