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and allow people to make their lifestyle choices for themselvesThey are pro individual, prochoice, pro equality, equal rights, equal pay, universal suffrage Therefore they favor a strong central government that uses its power to make all these things equal, politically and economically for all the citizensThis is why they favor public education, social programs like welfare, etc.Because what good is freedom politically if you’re too poor to do anything about it As we get further and further away from the center, what happens is you progress further too the edgesoAs the liberal leftie goes further to the leftPolitical power is more equally distributed to even more people in the societyEconomic power would also be a little bit more equally distributed through more government programs like welfareThere would be more individualism and we would be more free on a variety of social issues like free speechThere would be less government controls over our daily life oWhat happens to the society of the conservative righty as we push it further to the right?Power is increasingly concentrated into fewer and fewer hands who can make the rules that the rest of you must follow Less individualism, less free, you can’t just do anything you wantIn fact, more and more rules may be passed in order to preserveorder, tradition, and societal structureThere would be more government control in order to maintain orderThere would be less control over the economy, let free market capitalism take care of itselfThe government should not be redistributing the wealth by way of government benefitsSo what happens when you get to the extremes?oThe extreme left:Total liberation, total liberty, total individualism. 100% free to do anything they want
No laws or no constraints keeping them down; no government control and no man keeping them downNo military, no police, no rules; they are all equalThey all make the decisions that affect their lives themselves The government would only exist to protect them and do what they say and provide them even more services oThe extreme right:Further and further concentration of power, perhaps inevitably leading to total consolidation of power (unlimited power in the hands of the few)Like the emperor from star warsThere will be no tolerance for any challenge to the political authority of the fewThis is now a militarized place or a police stateIt becomes a fascist state of fun for those at the topThe further left you go, the more liberated and distributed political power is across the society oThe more the government exists of the people, by the people, for the peopleThe further right you go, the more the political power becomes concentrated and conserved into fewer and fewer hands oThe people are actually there to serve the government oFascism or dictatorship Adolf Hitler “I am the state”