Political Party

Political Party - I. II. III. IV. Political Party= group of...

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I. Political Party= group of people with similar political idea, form to get their people into office a. Interest groups are different w/ smaller objectives b. Constitution on political parties: doesn’t mention them i. Founders didn’t like parties bc 1. Fear that they grow too big and become a ruling party, destroying the republic (Hitles) 2. Only look out for their own interest and not the interest of the whole country 3. Parties want the other party or president to do poorly c. 3 points of view on political parties (Hofstader) i. Hailtonia View: unnecessary evil, intolerant (it is treason to form a party) 1. Sedition laws: if you criticize the government in word or speech you could be tried for treason (didn’t tolerate this) 2. “Always forgive your enemy after you hang them” ii. Madison/Humean: Necessary evil, tolerant 1. David Hume: 18 th m people are motivated by interests (philosophies) a. He thought they pop up in legislature and build roots and cant be destroyed unless the nation falls
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