Is The Social Contract Legit?

Source: Freeman’s Perspective
by Paul Rosenberg

“The social contract is the concept that describes ‘the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual.’ The social contract asserts that all of us have consented to surrender some of our rights to a ruling group, in exchange for the protection of our remaining rights. The question I’ll address today is whether this is a legitimate contract. The social contract is certainly enforced as if it were a legitimate contract, but enforcement doesn’t legitimized anything; that’s merely one half of a contract, executed unilaterally. For any contract to be legitimate, a clear agreement and authorizations on both sides are required.” (09/12/22)