Right no not traditional not in the texts Left sure times have changed women

Right no not traditional not in the texts left sure

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have changed, women are equalsBig taxes on business? Right: no, govt messing w/ business damage the economy ; Left: Yes, businesses have too much power, without govt regs, employees would be screwed, need to be regulatedChange Constitution? Right: no, founding docs, gold standard, awesome then, still awesome ; Left: Yes, new problems need new solutions, even constitutions need to be changed
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Patriot act? Right: Yes, in times of war or disaster or threat, the individuals must relinquish some of their individual rights and privileges so govt can protect us ; Left: no, intruding into individual personal lives is a slippery slopeGay marriage? Right: No, nothing historically says it is okay, not in tradition ; Left: Yes, individuals making their own choices*** Virtually all distinctions b/w left and right in the US are based on social issues: gay righst, prayer in school, abortion, tax rates, gun control ; not the case for broader spectrum in the worldGlobally is difference b/w ultra concentrated power (right: nazi, fascism), ultra liberal distribution (democracy, communism)Economically: right: free market capitalism ; left: socialism, communismRepublicans and Democrats are centrist on the global scaleConservatism: not all ideas are good ones- communismLiberal: not all traditions are great- slave trade, human sacrifice, kings and queens across Europe, scientific revolution, political revolutions, equal rights, religious freedomsTradition falls flat in face of modern knowledge and facts, new problems need new solutionsOpposing viewpoints balance each other, preserve stability while bringing about change
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  • Fall '08
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  • Right-wing politics, Left-wing politics, Political spectrum

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