and allow people to make their lifestyle choices for themselves They are pro

And allow people to make their lifestyle choices for

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and allow people to make their lifestyle choices for themselves They 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 citizens This 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 edges o As the liberal leftie goes further to the left Political power is more equally distributed to even more people in the society Economic power would also be a little bit more equally distributed through more government programs like welfare There would be more individualism and we would be more free on a variety of social issues like free speech There would be less government controls over our daily life o What 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 want In fact, more and more rules may be passed in order to preserve order, tradition, and societal structure There would be more government control in order to maintain order There would be less control over the economy, let free market capitalism take care of itself The government should not be redistributing the wealth by way of government benefits So what happens when you get to the extremes? o The extreme left: Total liberation, total liberty, total individualism. 100% free to do anything they want
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No laws or no constraints keeping them down; no government control and no man keeping them down No military, no police, no rules; they are all equal They 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 o The 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 wars There will be no tolerance for any challenge to the political authority of the few This is now a militarized place or a police state It becomes a fascist state of fun for those at the top The further left you go, the more liberated and distributed political power is across the society o The more the government exists of the people, by the people, for the people The further right you go, the more the political power becomes concentrated and conserved into fewer and fewer hands o The people are actually there to serve the government o Fascism or dictatorship  Adolf Hitler “I am the state”
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