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Political Ideologies and the 2016 Election

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Joel Rubin

on 15 September 2016

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Transcript of Political Ideologies and the 2016 Election

Two major Political Parties
Political Ideologies and the 2016 Election
the set of ideas and beliefs of a group or political party (
Meriam-Webster Dictionary)
What is an ideology?
LEFT

More government intervention

Gradual to rapid change in government

RIGHT

Less government intervention

Little to no change in status quo

General Assumptions
Left
Right
Moderate
Radical
Liberal
Conservative
React.
Radical
Far left
Call for wide-sweeping rapid change in the basic structure of the political, social or economic system.
May be willing to resort to extreme methods-violence or revolution.
Liberal
Government should be actively involved in the promotion of social welfare of a nation's citizens.
Call for peaceful, gradual change.
Reject violent revolution for change
Conservative
Favor in keeping things the way they are.
Usually hesitant about adopting new policies, especially if they involve government activism.
Less government is better.
Moderate
May share views with both liberals and conservatives.
Tolerant of other people's views.
Do not advocate extremes.
Reactionary
Far right of the ideological spectrum.
Want to go back to the way things were.
Often willing to use extreme methods, such as repressive use of govt. power, to achieve goals.
Democrats
Republicans
Both parties are loosely formed around these ideologies

How does this relate to our culture?
Liberty
Democracy
Equality
Individualism
"The American Dream"
Political Culture
Family, school, religion, peers,media
Historical Events: Pearl, Vietnam Harbor, 9/11, Iraq War
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