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  • Conservative Views
    447 words
    Do Americans take the First Amendment for granted, or use it, as a clutch to say what they feel is appropriate. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (Siegel 3) But what is Freedom of Speech? It is our ability to say what we want, wh...
  • Conservatives And Liberals
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    The Political Spectrum The spectrum of political attitudes is a diagram that divides political thoughts and ideologies into two parts or halves: the left and the right. From the center, moving to the left, the attitudes and ideologies grow more liberal, from liberal to radical and from liberalism to communism. From the center, moving to the right, the attitudes and ideologies grow more conservative, from conservative to reactionary and from conservatism to monarchism or fascism. The division evi...
  • State Of The Liberal Consensus In 1965
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    The Fall of the Liberal Consensus Looking at the United States in 1965, it would seem that the future of the liberal consensus was well entrenched. The anti-war movement was in full swing, civil rights were moving forward, and Johnson's Great Society was working to alleviate the plight of the poor in America. Yet, by 1968 the liberal consensus had fallen apart, which led to the triumph of conservatism with the election of President Reagan in 1980. The question must be posed, how in the course of...
  • Purposelessness Of Political Conflict In Colombia
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    A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists, as seen with Gabriel Marquezs "100 years of solitude" and Isabelle Allendes "The house of the spirits", is the traditional and long lasting conflict between the Liberals and the conservatives. Although a common preoccupation with Marquez, Allende, and various other Latin American novelists the manner in which this preoccupation is expressed varies considerably depending on the author. In "100 years of solitude", Marquez looks to s...
  • More Pessimistic Outlook On People
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    Ideologies An ideology is a set of ideas connected together that explain how government and society should be organized and what set of values the society should embrace. The concept of an ideology is a very slippery topic in that people range in the level or degree of their feelings. Ideologies are simplistic and not concerned about logic and consistency. This means that if they are either conservatives or liberal their ideas may vary slightly. Conservatives may have slight differences in the w...
  • Revolutionary Oscar Romero
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    If one seeks to fully comprehend the complexity surrounding the life and untimely death of Oscar Romero, they must initially be exposed to the notion of liberation theology. The theory of liberation which emphasises social and economic justice for the poor, became a major force in El Salvadoran Catholicism. El Salvador is a country with its foundations in religion, a religion entwined with political dogma. El Salvadorians were confronted by a structured society which neglected the division, prim...
  • Liberal And Hoover
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    Roosevelt a Liberal and Hoover a Conservative Thesis: Because the Great Depression quickly changed America's view of liberalism, Roosevelt can be considered a liberal and Hoover a conservative, despite occasionally supporting similar policies. Written for the Advanced Placement U.S. History Document Based Question from the A.P. test. Hoover The political shifts in American history during the last two centuries are often explained by Arthur Schlesinger's cyclical explanation of eras of public pur...
  • Liberals And Conservatives
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    Conservative or Liberal? By: Josh Bach meier When asked whether I am a Conservative or a Liberal, I would have probably told you that I am a Conservative based solely upon my parents views I suppose, to be honest with you I probably could not give you any reasons why I am one or the other. I may be have been able to give you a dictionary definition of the words but that is a far reach to the beliefs of each of their labels. The truth is that I am sure that I share views with both Conservatives a...
  • Conservative View Point On Gun Control
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    John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau both have similar views on man's nature, authority and freedom. Those views are that all men are essentially equal and that each individual has the right to life, liberty, and property. They believe that these rights are given by God, and thus natural. They also believe that reason is a God-given and religious liberty, and right to freedom of speech. The differences are that Locke believed that when people gave up their rights they gave up there freedom to be...
  • Conservative News Reporters In The Media
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    "It was about the liberal biases that overwhelm straight news reporting", is what Bernard Goldberg had to say in response to his problem with CBS evening news. Is it wrong for a reporter to jazz some boring news topic up and maybe make it seem a little more interesting a problem? It can be if the reporter is tending to his bias thoughts and disregarding the objectiveness, fairness, and balance that he or she vowed to do. But is t his really a problem in the media? From a conservative standpoint,...
  • Due To The French Revolution Tradition
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    Edmund Burke and Joseph De Maistre were, indeed, both conservatives. The conservatives were the reactionaries of the Age of Reaction. Where they reflective of the Age of Reaction? I would say, yes, they were! The reactionaries believed in a traditional rule. They wanted kings, an aristocracy, and a clergy. A matter of fact, most of these reactionaries were one of the three! They believed that due to the French Revolution tradition was ruined in Europe due to the rise of Napoleon, who got rid of ...
  • Liberal's Views And Ideas
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    Ralph Waldo Emerson had many radical views on liberalism and conservatism, which, at the time, were bold and groundbreaking. Ideas such as these have changed over the past 200 years. Politicians all over the country apply these beliefs to their basic ideas of what a government should be and form political parties. These ideas affect our government as well as our daily life. Emerson believed that conservatives established "reverend hierarchies and monarchies of the ancient world". In other words,...
  • Liberal Ideology Of Individual Freedom Being
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    In order to examine the core elements of liberalism and discuss the conservative criticisms of liberalism I must address the key topics of the essay. I need to know what exactly being a liberal or conservative is all about and therefore must examine their political ideologies and history. I will also address their main goals, beliefs, values and key thinkers and the differences between the two. Firstly, I must establish what exactly is a political ideology. John Rawls and Robert Nozik were the f...
  • Liberal Jesse Jackson And Conservative Patrick Buchanan
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    According to Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary in 1977 a liberal is "one who is open-minded or not strict in the observance of orthodox, traditional or established forms or ways" and a conservative is "one who adheres to traditional methods or views". The liberal Jesse Jackson and conservative Patrick Buchanan are two good examples in showing the differences between these two parties and also the few ways in how they can be similar. Buchanan is strongly opposed to the idea that abortion is a w...
  • Colonel Aureliano Buend
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    100 Years of Solitude Just as Edmund Spenser believes in? the ever-whirling wheel of Change; that which all mortal things doth sway, ? so too does Gabriel Gary? a M? rquez. In One Hundred Years of Solitude, Colonel Aureliano Buend? a experiences life and the changes which accompany it. Spenser views human life as a constant change from one stage to another. The change may be either good or bad; but one thing is certain, change is inevitable. Colonel Buend? a is a dynamic character who transforms...

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