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Moral Crusades: The Family and Morality in the Thatcher

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It’s belief is in “negative” freedom i.e. the absence of external constraints upon the individual. Liberalism rejected many foundational assumptions which dominated most earlier theories of government, such as the Divine Right of Kings, hereditary status, and established religion. For an account of the historical meanings attached to these labels, see Wikipedia on Liberalism and Conservatism. Overall, I don't like people assuming that one opinion locates me at some point on a liberal/conservative scale-- I've never seen a logical reason why my opinion about, say, gun control ought to have some ideological correlation with my opinion about birth control.

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Turn This Car Around: The Roadmap to Restoring America

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Unemployed people who have not participated in employer-employee payroll contributions would make payments through a tax or premium earmarked for health care. In absence of proof, overwhelming statistics will do as well. In 2001, he expressed his desire to shrink government to the point where he “could drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” And, in a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, Norquist was given a comically absurd choice between either raising taxes or allowing the world’s grandmothers to be killed by terrorists; Norquist went with the latter, noting that we could “console ourselves that we had pictures.” Hopefully this was his attempt at humor.

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Krieg Und Kapitalismus: War and Capitalism (European

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In health care, banking, education, and energy, "just get out of the way" isn't a suitable answer. So again, Americans can take note: Republicans, powered by populist Tea Party-ish nationalist enthusiasm, might win in November, but even so, there’s no guarantee that a mere majority will succeed in derailing the determination of the US elites to maintain an EU-ish hegemony in DC. Dubbed the "Reagan Revolution" he fundamentally altered several long standing debates in Washington, namely dealing with the Soviet threat and reviving the economy.

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Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia

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It’s a process called “assortative mating,” and it will almost certainly exacerbate our current political divide. To convince us this is good for us, they say "an unregulated market is the best way to increase economic growth, which will ultimately benefit everyone." If you find that your ideologies are moving farther away from those held by your conservative church, it can become very challenging to keep these beliefs and conform with expectations with the church.

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To Save America: Stopping Obama's Secular-Socialist Machine

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Republicans, meanwhile, generally believe that the less government is involved with business, the more businesses can create jobs and thus reduce the need for social programs, which they say generate too much debt. And not all liberals believe in complete government control on both social and economic issues. Anarchists reject 'political' order but have considerable faith in 'natural' order and spontaneous social harmony. socialism has constituted the principal oppositional force within capitalist societies.

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Workers on the board: A study in employee participation

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The conservatives, however high their ancient ideals, frequently have something of their own to conserve. Those who hold an antidemocratic political orientation, whether of right, center, or left, will show greater personal authoritarianism than will their democratic counterparts. After observing these conditions, several prominent figures emerged and dedicated their lives... In the four consulted issues of the National Review evidence of its conservative nature can be found in the printed images, chief editor, section compiled by the editor, and articles published in the magazine.... [tags: Magazine Conservative Essays] Piagetian Conservation Tasks Case Study - Overview My case subject is Regina Holms, a second grader, from County Elementary School.

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Religion in the Liberal Polity

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Did this film encourage you to see something in a different light? A woman should have rights that a man does not have. In this era of big data, political pros of course have other tools at their disposal that make analysis of these large groups less relevant. Neither Strauss nor Voegelin was a Christian Humanist, and I have, therefore, left them out of this discussion. 8. If ideologies are "transcendent to the times," then ideologies cannot change.

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Laguardia in Congress

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There wasn't really much to distinguish Reagan's programs and politics from those of Barry Goldwater, the conservative Republican who had been crushed in the 1964 presidential election by the liberal Democrat Lyndon Johnson. This power disparity contradicts the claim that all share both practical worth and future opportunity equally; for example, the rich can afford better legal representation, which practically privileges them before the law. The Theology itself becomes the specific belief system of each religion, and defines who is actually a Christian, Jew, or Muslim.

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Deadly Consequences: How Cowards are Pushing Women into

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Let us think of when slavery was accepted or the death penalty was allowed without any problem. Media Map ), most of which have many of the same stock-holders. Conservatives also believe that individuals are smarter with respect to their own interest than the collective wisdom of government. If I need and addition on my house, I'll call Donald, but if I need someone to represent my conservative beliefs, he's not even on the list.

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The Cost of Freedom: Conservatism and Modern Capitalism

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But a liberal is not necessarily communist or socialist. The traditional conservative/liberal dichotomy that dominates descriptions of American politics oversimplifies and thus obscures the richness of the nation's political landscape. But this was not simply because, in response to the Powell memo and to the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, conservative elites worked to create new institutions of ideology production to better serve their cause. The most ambitious study of this conflict is Theodore Newcomb's classic Bennington Study--an examination of the political attitudes of the entire population of Bennington College.

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