Political Values and Political Attitude As a quiz result of the website theadvocates.org, I prefer a middle ground regarding government control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on the issue, I sometimes favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice. I keep an openness mind, and emphasize the practical solutions to problems. These are the major reasons why I select to be conservative, across with contemporary liberal because I prefer self –restraint, patient, and order as my primary values. According to the Longman dictionary, self-restraint is the ability to stop myself doing or saying something, even though I want to, because it is more sensible not to do or say it. I think the majority of US civilians are self-esteem, they respect other as themselves. Thus, on the gun issue, I think government should not ban all gun ownership by civilians, especially handguns and assault rifles, but rather to regular the law of gun ownership. Being patient is one of the great Christianity’s attitudes. It marks with the letters “In God We Trust” on the US bill, I assume that US is a Christian religion country. I think it can introduce more religion in schools, and also allow faith-based government initiatives. Thus the next generation can realize their individual value, and enhance their ability for dealing with the globalization. On the world peace issue, I think government need to negotiate first and only take military action if sanctioned by the U.N. and other world organizations. In personal, I think liberty and order cannot be segregated. I am upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work. I consent with the government to use more socialistic policies and regulate properly on the free market and environmental protection. On the immigrants’ issue, I think…
Secularism During the Nineteenth Century
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In Europe, the long nineteenth century, (1789-1914) was a tumultuous era of political, economic, and social revolution which created an increasingly secular culture. Europeans of all races and classes looked outside the church to solve societal and familial issues. Gifted intellectuals proposed new philosophies on human thought and behavior, while innovative communication allowed ideas to travel quicker and easier than ever before. By the early…
Utilitarianism of equality, longevity of economic infrastructure, and fundamental economic ideologies.
John Stewart Mill’s philosophy of Utilitarianism states “the greatest happiness of the greatest number” is the ideal model for a government. This statement derived from a book by Joseph priestly, called the Treatise of Government that explains the methodology and implementation of government. This philosophy is essential when dealing with nations such as the United States that following a democratic…
Philosophy Exam Review
Philosophy- Thinking about thinking or the love of wisdom
Normative- In aesthetics, a term to refers to an approach to defining art. A normative definition involves defining art according to specific standards, or norms.
Induction (Inductive reasoning) – A reasoning process that involves drawing a general conclusion from specific observations.
Logical Consistency- In logic, refers to statements that do not contradict each other
Owen created in the 1820s at a place called New Harmony and then rose more communities to do the same. This is where “socialist” system idea was first created and then became popular with Owen’s philosophy. Today socialism is described as by Econlib(2008) as “a centrally planned economy in which the government controls all means of production”(Heilbroner).
Encyclopedia Britannica (2013) extends the concept to: “socialism, social and economic doctrine that calls for public rather than private ownership…
Political Theory 1010
Are political parties essential, or detrimental, to democratic decisionmaking? In answering this question, give careful consideration to the different ways political parties might assist or sabotage desirable forms of democratic rule, evaluating in each case their implications for the question.
A political party is a group of people who share similar ideas regarding the way a country should be governed and sought to obtain the majority of the seats in the political…
Modern Political Ideologies
Liberalism was created to be the first distinguishing political ideology to over-run religious conformity and ascribed status in European medieval society. These ideals accentuated the notion of freedom and personal liberty as the drive of government. The central idea of liberalism relies on the belief that human beings are balanced and self-interested and are capable of determining what is best for themselves. Throughout history liberalism…
Chapter 14 Notes
In most modern societies, the source of ultimate power is the state, because it has a monopoly on the use of force within its borders.
The government consists of a number of individuals who hold power in the name of the state.
The process by which some people or groups acquire and maintain power is called politics.
Government, the institution, may be defined as the pattern of statuses and roles that a society develops to fulfill the need for order within and the need for defense…
The social contract or political contract is a theory or model, originating during the
Age of Enlightenment , that typically addresses the questions of the origin of
society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual. Social
contract arguments typically posit that individuals have consented, either
explicitly or tacitly, to surrender some of their freedoms and submit to the
authority of the ruler or magistrate (or to the decision of a majority), in exchange…
graduated as a Ph.D. in philosophy and science of education.
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As a person was considerate, affectionate and humane.
To his peers, He was always available and up to help anyone who needed him. He said that, “I always had an ample comprehension of man”. Also the ex-President reflects his way on a politic point of view.
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He influences Guatemala politics.
During his time, He was known as the first government of the revolution…
In the Supreme Court case Bowsher v. Synar, I find myself in agreeance with Chief Justice Burger’s opinion of the court for his overall thesis being in agreement with those similar ideologies, principles, and values held by that of our founding fathers. Aside from the founding fathers’ philosophies, there are a plethora of principles proving the opinion of the Court to be a correct interpretation of the constitution in the language of agency appointment responsibilities. It is explicitly…