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Is there legitimacy to "social contract" theory (pro), or not (con)?

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Social contract theory is used to justify modern governments' use of violence against their citizens. The argument claims that each individual has surrendered most or all of their rights by implicitly agreeing to the "social contract". Therefore, when a citizen does not conform to the will pf their government, government claims the right to use violence to enforce the contract. For example, if a citizen is seen in possession of marijuana in the United States, the government claims the right to s...

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