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LECTURE, JAN. 29, 2010 Tocqueville: 171 – top of 184 Lincoln-Douglas: 141- last paragraph 143, skip two and start with Lincoln’s response. WED: 100 pages from the novel. Liberal Consensus : general consensus about the direction of society, role of government, who we understood ourselves to be as people Barnette: 4 parts in Jackson’s response to the Govitis decision (1) Frank’s designation of the flag as a symbol. Takes issue with that Frank tends to put the flag on the pedestal. (2) Questions flag saluting as a way of building a national basis. Does saluting really affect the nation? (3) Questions threatening children’s expulsion will have national unity. -some liberties cannot be infringed upon. There are some rights that are off the table say Jackson, they must be protected (there are certain rights that are absolute: freedom of speech etc. It cannot be subject to the whims and the political majority-we have to balance competing interests.
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