Liberty - Liberty & Security The Aline and...

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Unformatted text preview: Liberty & Security The Aline and Seditions Acts. The Aline (June 1798), Sedition (July 1798) 1) Immigration 2) 3) 4) Liberalism: refers to the idea that the purpose of government is the protection of individual liberty. Liberty and Liberal Democracy- American democracy is known as liberal democracy- Liberal democracy is rooted in the philosophy called Liberalism- Liberalism does not refer to a particular political party or interest group or ideology. It refers to the idea that the purpose of government is the protection of individual liberty. Hobbes & Locke- The Father of Liberalism- Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan (in 1651)- John Locke: Two Treatises on Government (in 1690)- Both are philosophic basis of liberality- Both disagree with Aristotle.- Everyone is free & equal & independent because no authority, everyone has a right(natural right) to everything. Hobbes- Life is the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short- ____ I put for a general inclination of all mankind a perpetual and restness desire for power, that...
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2008 for the course PSCI 1040 taught by Professor Johnson during the Summer '07 term at North Texas.

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