People should question the rule of authority as opposed to accepting them passively Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take In developing and s

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People should question the rule of authority as opposed to accepting them passively.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the reasons for which the statement may or may not be true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

Mohandas Gandhi rightly said, "Non-co-operation with evil is as much a duty as co-operation with the good". While, definitely it is true that we must question the rules of authority which are unjust and unacceptable to people, but going so far to say that we must question every rule of the authority is not appropriate. There are various factors that must be considered like the kind of authority, the overall intention of the government and the consequences of the rule that can expediently decide if the rule should be questioned or not by the people.

Firstly, let us scrutinize the situations where the authority or the government is unjust or oppressive or undemocratic. In any case where the authority's major agenda is dubious or perilous, the questioning of the rule becomes an ethical duty of the people. For example, after knowing in clarity that the British colonial rule in India was meant for exploitation and oppression of the native people, Mohandas Gandhi initiated Non- Cooperation movement. He questioned and broke many laws made by the British government, the famous amongst which is his breaking of salt-law in the 'Dandi March' in the Dandi village of Gujrat. Thus, when the rules are from an unjust ruler, they should be and must be brought to questioning by the people. And as Kennedy once quoted, "Being oppressed silently is a greater crime than oppressing", therefore, it is completely justified to raise voice against rule of such government.

Also, there may be rules from an authority with good intentions that may be unacceptable to people. For instance, the 327 law code of India that bans homosexual marriages. The government, in this case, is not unjust or intending any evil intentions of exploitation or oppression. But as with the most matters, the issue is subjective. Every individual is entitled to his or her own opinion on the matter. In such cases, as is happening in India recently, people must raise their voice and let the authorities know that their rule is not acceptable to them. When the intensity of such voices will go high, the government would reconsider its laws to suit the requirements of the people.

On the other hand, there are cases when the rules and the government both are meant for the higher good of all. Due to subjectivity and individual discretion one may not be in support of a certain rule, but questioning every rule of an authority may lead to a tumultuous and unpeaceful environment in the country. For example, in India, going to school is mandatory for children. I did not like this rule during my childhood days. Protesting against it would not have been a good option and would, in fact, turn out to be harmful to the future of children. Therefore, people should not object to all rules of the government without realizing it's bigger picture.

To conclude, people must question the authority on rules that are unjust or are laid by an unfair government. Whereas, for the rest of the matters, questioning every rule may lead to turbulence which is not inducting conducive environment for the citizens and should be avoided.

Average: 7.2 (2 votes)
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Discourse Markers used:
['also', 'but', 'first', 'firstly', 'if', 'may', 'so', 'therefore', 'thus', 'whereas', 'while', 'for example', 'for instance', 'in fact', 'kind of', 'in any case', 'it is true', 'on the other hand']

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.22934232715 0.240241500013 95% => OK
Verbs: 0.141652613828 0.157235817809 90% => OK
Adjectives: 0.0826306913997 0.0880659088768 94% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0404721753794 0.0497285424764 81% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0303541315346 0.0444667217837 68% => OK
Prepositions: 0.121416526138 0.12292977631 99% => OK
Participles: 0.0370994940978 0.0406280797675 91% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.98297755641 2.79330140395 107% => OK
Infinitives: 0.026981450253 0.030933414821 87% => OK
Particles: 0.00168634064081 0.0016655270985 101% => OK
Determiners: 0.112984822934 0.0997080785238 113% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0337268128162 0.0249443105267 135% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.0219224283305 0.0148568991511 148% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 3126.0 2732.02544248 114% => OK
No of words: 525.0 452.878318584 116% => OK
Chars per words: 5.95428571429 6.0361032391 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.78673985869 4.58838876751 104% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.32380952381 0.366273622748 88% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.262857142857 0.280924506359 94% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.2 0.200843997647 100% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.161904761905 0.132149295362 123% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.98297755641 2.79330140395 107% => OK
Unique words: 238.0 219.290929204 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.453333333333 0.48968727796 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
Word variations: 52.657279427 55.4138127331 95% => OK
How many sentences: 24.0 20.6194690265 116% => OK
Sentence length: 21.875 23.380412469 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.100108117 59.4972553346 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 130.25 141.124799967 92% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.875 23.380412469 94% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.75 0.674092028746 111% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.94800884956 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.21349557522 0% => OK
Readability: 48.1607142857 51.4728631049 94% => OK
Elegance: 1.8253968254 1.64882698954 111% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.474763747588 0.391690518653 121% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.0941780675672 0.123202303941 76% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0768912432852 0.077325440228 99% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.507294795035 0.547984918172 93% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.147216615044 0.149214159877 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.198136345009 0.161403998019 123% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0836194671316 0.0892212321368 94% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.562886048714 0.385218514788 146% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0564477140228 0.0692045440612 82% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.372807786152 0.275328986314 135% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0284161590354 0.0653680567796 43% => The ideas may be duplicated in paragraphs.

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.4325221239 86% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 12.0 5.30420353982 226% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.88274336283 61% => OK
Positive topic words: 6.0 7.22455752212 83% => OK
Negative topic words: 8.0 3.66592920354 218% => OK
Neutral topic words: 3.0 2.70907079646 111% => OK
Total topic words: 17.0 13.5995575221 125% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Rates: 54.17 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.25 Out of 6
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