PoliSciJanuary 11

PoliSciJanuary 11 - January 11, 2008 Justifying Political...

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January 11, 2008 Justifying Political Authority: Knowledge or Procedures What Is the Character of authority in regards to the US Constitution? Who Has It? Who Has the Authority to Decide Who Has the Authority? Overview o Certain powers clearly stated in Constiution Some are shared Treating making is shared between legislative  branch and the executive branch o Once in awhile questions of authority reach boiling point What is at Stake? o What difference does it make? o If no authority, you would do no wrong by ignoring obligations  and refusing to obey. Government has no right to enforce and you do no wrong  by disobeying (government becomes a band of thugs) Trace the Lines of Authority (Saga of Billy Citizen) o Billy drinks underage. He has an encounter with the IV foot 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course POLY SCI 1 taught by Professor Digeser during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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