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September 11, 2007 MC 201 Section Federalist Papers 52, 55, 62, 64, 70-72, and 78 Lecture Review o Interests vs. Inclinations Ex. Eating ice cream – everyone has the inclination to eat ice cream at the Dairy Store, but it isn’t in the best interest to eat it everyday because it will make you fat. What’s good for us (interests) vs. things we want (inclinations) People will do what they want to do even if the consequences aren’t necessarily the best Difference politically between what the people want and what is good for them – reason for the checks on government so that they will govern to the peoples interests rather than just their inclinations Senate o Serve for 6 years, so that they can see the way that policy affects the people in the long run. o They have distance because they are indirectly elected, as well as distanced from political influence because they have a longer term. o
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