Justin Wallace History 112 J Woodrow Wilson Many people believe that Woodrow Wilson was a straight forward idealist who wanted a utopian world view for society. People point to his Nobel Peace Prize and famous 14 Points, and write him off as just another liberal democrat. Few people take into account the personal journey that led him to the values and beliefs he held. I would venture to argue that Wilson was a complex president and his liberal values of economic regulation and diplomacy are very important today. A left leaning president who came from a very complicated political world view.
He believed in “Life, Liberty, and Property.” One of the main framers that John Locke influenced majorly was a classical liberal and that was Thomas Jefferson. (Stephenson 119) Jefferson once states, “Our liberty depends upon the freedom of the press.” He played a big role in the creation of the Bill of Rights, which are all about equality and being liberal. He was the one who contacted Madison and told him to ratify the constitution because it lacked a bill of rights and the failure to provide for rotation in office. James Madison was the father of the Constitution and drafted the Bill Of Rights, which is all about equality. To make the people feel equally powered with the government and Madison was a liberal.
It seems that when it comes to political matters, even the academia prefers to keep itself in a shell. Most universities in America tend to be liberal by default, and usually treat conservative opinions with disdain, as Miles Unterreiner points out in the case of Stanford. Sometimes, this carries itself to extremes, like how recently an anti Israel protest in Berkeley morphed into an anti- semitic demonstration. This is a clear example of how dangerous it can be to become slaves of your ideals, no matter how righteous you believe the cause to
The given article is not an exception. To its personality contribute such devices as the prevalence of the active voice. Almost all the sentences are in the active voice, for example: ”High school counselors need to get their hands on a little pamphlet..”, “A 1971 biology major…said..”, “A preponderance of the respondents…are working..” etc. We can also find the use of the pronoun I: “Its 22 pages contain more useful advice, guidance and perspective than all the high school baccalaureate addresses I’ve heard in 35 years – including those I’ve
It just happens to be that Adams was on the side of the colonist and Sewall on the side of the mother country. Sewall and Adams were both power hungry and strived to hold higher positions in their line of work; they just had completely different styles of doing so (Hollitz 60). Sewall had more of a direct approach that lead him more so to the side of English rule, because to him it was easier to agree and accept the rules as they are (Hollitz 60). He would argue why would someone “living under the mildest government, enjoying the highest portion of civil and religious liberty” rebel (qtd in Hollitz 64). Since he obeyed and enforced British law he was rewarded by the English government with higher titles (Hollitz 57).
Jefferson Log The Declaration of Independence is the single most important document in American history. No doubt it was looked down upon by the upper echelons in England and perhaps, it was even laughed at. Nevertheless, Jefferson’s declaration transformed the colonists into one single free minded individual. Although there are many historians who would love to contradict Jefferson and several parts of the declaration, there is a strong statement of democracy, human equality, and freedom throughout the document. These ideals have inspired generation after generation, but the fundamental pillars of the Declaration of Independence can also be found in the text of two men, Montesquieu and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Kartic 1 Jehrame Kartic John Reimringer EngC1101-94 Feb 15, 2013 The Right Decision "Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off", published in 2011 in the New York Times, David Leonhardt, Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary, argues against the case that college is not for the masses. Aside from his passionate belief that the need for college is crucial, he explains the misleading claims about the prices of tuition and follows with showing that the benefits of a degree are substantial even when a degree is not essential within that field because, aside from all else, colleges teach general skills. As he examines the anti-college argument bit by bit, Leonhardt rapidly lays out all the facts and supports them with astonishing statistics. "Three decades ago, full-time workers with a bachelor's degree made 40 percent more than those with only a high school diploma. Last year, the gap reached 83
The True Cost of Textbooks Dear Council Woman Smith, I would first like to congratulate you on your newly elected position. I am writing you in order to discuss a problem that is well known to students, professors, and faculty of higher education: the ever-increasing costs of buying textbooks. The burden of these books often exceeds the cost of tuition at community colleges, where cost of education is often of most importance. I propose mandating that all textbooks required for instruction have an eBook or equivalent online source. This would simultaneously allow more individuals to afford higher education by decreasing the overall cost of instruction material, while decreasing the amount of raw materials used in the production of textbooks.
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers By Kwame Anthony Appiah In his two new books Kwame Anthony Appiah undertakes to combine a form of liberalism that aspires to universal validity with a full recognition and substantial acceptance of the important cultural and ethical diversity that characterizes our world. The Ethics of Identity is a philosopher's contribution to ethical theory; Cosmopolitanism is a more popular work of social and political reflection; but both are of wide interest--invitingly written and enlivened by personal history. Some of the issues Appiah addresses are familiar from contemporary public debates about multiculturalism, the relation of the state to religious pluralism, the effects of
This essay will argue that while individual rights are important in liberal democracies, they cannot override the need for national security, as without it the liberal democracies themselves would be unable to exist. This will be shown by looking at arguments both for and against the relevance of individual rights when compared to national security. The theories of important liberal thinkers such as Nozick, Dewey, and Mill will be examined in the context of the modern world and shown to be ill equipped to account for modern security threats. The fundamental importance of individual rights to a liberal democracy will also be examined with arguments for and against. These arguments will focus largely on the United States of America, as it has been pivotal to the importance of national security in the modern world.