Elian Gonzales, the way Socrates sees the problem

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Elian Gonzales, the way Socrates sees the problem Should an individual abide by the laws of his country no mater what or should he fight back. This is the question Socrates is trying to answer to Crito in this dialog by Plato. The dialog is also closely related with Elian Gonzalez situation because the people are split on whether to send him back in Cuba or let him in US. Socrates will answer this question …

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…promising obedience, he is neither obeying us nor persuading…” Based on Socrates arguments I think it is very clear that Elian Gonzalez should go back in Cuba to his father, contrary to public opinion. In this situation the US government and the politician should take in consideration not the general public but what the laws that they have enacted. Socrates thinks that the public opinion is not always right as he has argued to Crito.