Freedom and Responsibility
Libertarians think that a nation is supposed to have entire liberty over themselves. They should have freedom of speech, freedom of choice, and freedom to gather. In order for self control to happen, people must improve their moral and ethical values, and not abuse the freedom that they have. Libertarians think this and ignore the ideas and perspectives of other people. To some people religion, culture, and politics are more important than having freedom. If freedom and women's rights in Saudi Arabia overstep religion and culture, moral and ethical principles will be eliminated. Additionally, if the freedom and women's rights in Saudi Arabia overstep politics, there will be socio-political unrest.
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, is an example of the chaos that resulted from overstepped freedom. It is the story of a group of British schoolboys who get lost on an isolated island. The boys were happy in the beginning while they were free and had no limitations. After a while, this started to cause problems. The strong boys started stealing the naïve kids’ food. As a result, the poor kids suffered from hunger until death. The freedom caused the kids to express their evil personalities that they did not show living in their previous society (Golding, 2003).
I used to live in a country with limited freedom. Saudi Arabia is a kingdom that was created under the Islamic law “Shari’a law”. In this law, the oil industry and pilgrimage to Mecca were the most important incomes. The revenues of these resources helped the country evolve from a desert land to an international power and influence. Preciado, in 2001, remarked “The oil industry has been the basis of the transformation of Saudi Arabia from a pastoral, agricultural, and trading society to a rapidly urbanizing one, characterized by large-scale infrastructure projects, an extensive social welfare system, and a labor market comprised largely of foreign workers”.