SUMMARY government should promote social order and economic freedoms low taxes

Summary government should promote social order and

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SUMMARY: government should promote social order and economic freedoms (low taxes, few regulations on businesses); equality is not a core concern; order and economic freedoms are priorities. Liberal: those who are willing to use government to promote equality but not order . Favor more government. More tolerant of alternative lifestyles, such as homosexual behavior. Use government coercion to promote equality . Favor: government activities that promote equality, such as affirmative action programs to employ minorities and increased spending on public housing. Oppose: government actions that restrict individual liberties, such as banning sexually explicit movies or mandatory testing for AIDS. 2
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SUMMARY: government should promote equality , individual freedoms (lifestyle, expression); promoting order (social tradition) is less important. Communitarian: those who are willing to use government to promote both order and equality . Favor: government activities that promote equality, such as affirmative action programs to employ minorities and increased spending on public housing. Favor: government actions that impose social order, such as banning sexually explicit movies or mandatory testing for AIDS. Ideology Freedom or Order in the Original Dilemma? Freedom or Equality in the Modern Dilemma? Libertarian Freedom Freedom Conservative Order Freedom Communitarian Order Equality Liberal Freedom Equality Position on Issue Ideology Support harsher punishment for drug crimes Conservative Support increased spending on public housing Liberal Oppose government except for protection of life/property Libertarianism Support higher income taxes [progressive tax] Libertarianism Support more regulation of big businesses Liberal Support lower taxes Conservative Support legalization of drugs Libertarianism The difference between conservative and liberal? Between liberalism and libertarian? SEE ABOVE The difference between the Majoritarian and Pluralist models of Democracy? Majoritarian Model of Democracy Pluralist Model of Democracy Interprets “government by the people” to mean government by the majority of the people. Centralized government structure. Interprets “government by the people” to mean government by people operating through competing interest groups . Decentralized government structure; decisions are made at the t op of the hierarchy . The ideal system is one that divides government authority among numerous institutions with 3
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Approximates the people’s role in a direct democracy within limitations of representative government. Primary mechanism is popular election (conclusive). Understanding/knowledgeability is required from citizenry.
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  • Spring '17
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  • Government, United States Congress, ​ immunity

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