Summary Of Robert Heinlein's Starship Trooper

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“Something given has no value. When you vote, you are exercising political authority, you 're using force. And force my friends is violence. The supreme authority from which all other authorities are derived” –Jean Rasczak, Starship Trooper. According to Robert Heinlein, social responsibilities requires making individual sacrifices. He created a world where basic human rights comes with high price of willingness to sacrifice yourself. In Starship Trooper full citizen rights are given to those who have demonstrated an understanding of individual and selfless sacrifices for the greater good. Under Terran Federation government people are either “civilians”, those who are given the right to enroll into a two year Federal service or they are “citizens”, those …show more content…
They simply couldn’t vote or have any say on how their government should be governed without meeting the conditions the Federation put in place. This is where the argument Heinlein presented becomes controversial, he is basically implying that if you are unable to demonstrate your contribution or willingness to sacrifice yourself to society, then you are not given the right to deciding how society should be governed. Being born in that country, working day to day in that country to support its economy as well as paying tax to support their military program is not enough to give you the right to vote, unless you join the military services. Heinlein concept disregards with the idea of all human beings having rights, which protect and promote individual rights. All of us as a human beings have fundamental rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness under the Declaration of independence given by our Creator, and the government is there to protect these rights. As a human being and a citizen of the United States I have human rights and these rights are divided into two Natural rights and Legal

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