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"I have a dream." In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. campaigned against the segregation of Blacks. In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi led hundreds of Indians on a long march to protest against salt tax. In 1949 the International Labor Organization (ILO) appealed on the "Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining." On August 29th, 2004, 250,000 people gathered in New York to protest against the petroleum dependent regime, and nowadays we hear stories of people killing, being killed, stealing, robbing, and raping on the news, several times a day. All throughout the course of history, we have witnessed numerous acts of human challenging laws and restrictions of society for many different causes. Apparently, the people of a society with too many laws and restrictions will always be rebelling, protesting, fighting for more freedom, while a society with too much freedom eventually turns slips into a state of mayhem as people become uncontrollable. However, not only would these two extremes not function well, there is no "happy medium" either. Since there will always be people with various beliefs, values, perspectives, philosophies, causing people to generate clashing opinions on these laws and restrictions. Thus, I think it all boils down to our own self-control; individuals should have total freedom, but individual self-control must be improved tremendously.
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