Comparing Hobbes And The Leviathan

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Having a weak government is the start to a country’s inability to be competitive on the global stage. This can range from issues of trade to matters concerning war. For this reason, I would rather have a government that is too strong as appose to a weak one. In some ways, this may result in a trade of liberty in exchange for safety. While I am not comfortable with that trade off, I would not want to be the worlds target. The other factor that I concern in assessing the two options presented in the question is inner stability. If a government is too weak, their own people will not respect the nations laws. Hobbes speaks to this issue in The Leviathan. He states “where there is no common power, there is no law; where no law, no injustice.”
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