Confucius Essay, Research Paper
If our government was run for the people, and not for the enrichment of
its rulers, the US would be a more tightly unified nation. Confucius stressed
that a government be run for the well-being of the people, and if that was
applied today, results would be outstanding. Confucius also said to put aside
military conquests and to work for the good of the country. Applied today, that
would really help our USA.
Confucius taught that government should be run for the well-being of the
people. For that to happen, more power has to be given to state governments, in
order to really suit the needs of the countries people. The government could
narrow down on the struggles of each part of the country. I think they would
find a good number of the struggles to be similar. Therefore, stated would work
together in order to solve universal problems. For example, you could eliminate
a problem in Olympia, Washington and Miami, Florida at the same time. Because of
their similar problems.
Another teaching of Confucius is to put aside military conquests and
focus on the good of the country. The US definitely needs to do this. Every day
on television we see poor, famined children persuading us to support their
struggle. Them commercials should be outlawed. The commercials should be on the
poor famined kids in the United States. We have our own poverty problem in our
country. We should take care of that before we solve another countries problem.
The U.S. has also money and military force in the middle east. Sure we get some
valuable products from them, but we should solve our own problems before we
decide to dive into the rebuilding of some foreign nation.
These two teachings of Confucious if applied today, would result in the
superiority of the Untied States of America over the rest of the world. The past
does repeat itself, and if our government is too foolish to realize that, and
learn from their past, there is no hope on a successful future for our country.
The United States government is afraid to take some advice. Advice, which would
change the world.