Dear Sir, TO demonstrate the nccessity of two assemblies in the legislature, as well as of a third branch in it, to defend the executive authority; it may be laid down as a first principle, that neither liberty nor justice can be secured to the individuals of a nation, nor its prosperity promoted, but by a fixed constitution of government, and stated laws, known and obeyed by all.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. It is certain that these freedoms we correctly deemed as a fundamental rights were found to be rather attractive as many nations now offer their citizens these very same rights.
It is also an unfortunate truth that the "American dream" is something more likely to be found in other countries than in our own. A full 26 other countries have a higher median wealth than ours. I would not change living in a free country for anything, yet I must accept that those personal individual freedoms I cherish must be accompanied by a certain measure of intelligence and the capacity for critical thought since it is, we the people, who must choose our personal representation.
Democracy and the American dream cannot exist with an education system that is not rooted in those very same fundamentals of educational democracy, a system which ensures that the child of a laborer can achieve educational equality with that of the child of a senator or a corporate CEO. Focus on education and increasing quality so that our students no longer founder when compared to other societies just make sense.
Should I really have to present an argument for this statement? Some states now allowing individuals without a teaching degree to teach our youth does not represent progress it represents a nation with little hope for greatness and a dedication to societal decline.
Education represents the key to our future. Until our state and national leaders make sure a high percentage of our best and brightest go on to pass that knowledge on to the leaders of our future we are doomed as a nation.
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We live now in an age when one of our major political parties, the Republican Party, no longer glorifies pursuit of intellect, but exalts blind faith and ignorance. They are a party deathly afraid of anyone with critical thinking skills or at least anyone with the desire to apply those skills.
When they talk about loving the Constitution, they are desperately hoping no one in the audience has read the Constitutuion. If we are indeed to be stewards of this planet then we have failed that task miserably. Astonishingly Rick Santorum in made the statement, "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.
If you are running a business you go to the smartest adviser you can find for advice because you want the best result. If your child is sick, you go to the smartest doctor you can find because you want the best result. This should go against the grain of common sense, but so many Republican voters now believe this to be true.
Santorum be afraid of the smart guy? Because Republican policies do not work.
Smart people can present logical sensible arguments to the very policies Republicans are trying to present as legitimate. The GOP has neither the numbers nor the logic to prove their point and they are left with a response akin to, "oops.
They like Fox News and fear any debate environment in which the moderator might ask them a tough question.
Should we consider their isolationist tactics as smart or or a demonstration of cowardice?
I shall let you be the judge, but I have made my determination. There is a very real and I believe intentional Republican tactic not only to enrich their private education campaign donors but also to contribute to the dumbing down of society.
Creating a society where any job is acceptable and if two or three are required to pay the bills then even better.
A nation of low paid, low education workers making products for nations who have a middle class is the Republican vision for American greatness and yet the recipe for an ever dwindling American middle class where the American dream will only be a memory.
Ending the Department of Education is so essential to their plans that most do not even conceal their zeal, just their intentions. Completely allowing states to control their education insures Republicans in power and those who have already obtained the means of wealth can hold on to their status by creating even more lower information voters completely devoid of inspiration and expectations for a life better than their parents.
Republicans need their consistently red states to continue to score lowest in the nation in regards to education to preserve their electoral local and state dominance in those states.
If what I just said sounded sinister. That was my intention. Fear wins with Republican voters and reason is to be disdained and mocked. We have two choices here that we can believe. An educated person will not accept failure or mediocrity, while an uneducated person will think he deserves nothing more than he has.
While we must never stop in our efforts to improve the educational access to those who seek it and deserve it, the battle right now is with ignorance.The economy and society was prosperous. However, segregation was still prominent. In , things began to go bad after Thomas Dixon produced a play praising the KKK, a politician's campaign slandered the black community, and a paper published articles with stories of black men attacking white women, nearly none of which were actually proven.
Harrington says, "Government de jure, or according to ancient prudence, is an art, whereby a civil society of men is instituted and pre served upon the foundation of common interest, or, to follow Aristotle and Livy, it is an empire of laws and not of men.
Understanding the difference between laws and legislation, or as Adams put it, “a government of laws, not of men,” is critical in the fight for a free society.
Brian Balfour Brian Balfour is Executive Vice President for the Civitas Institute, a free-market advocacy organization in Raleigh, NC. 1. Preliminaries. If ethics is widely regarded as the most accessible branch of philosophy, it is so because many of its presuppositions are self-evident or trivial truths: All human actions, for example, serve some end or purpose; whether they are right or wrong depends on an actor’s overall aims.
Under the veil of ignorance, Rawls thinks that all members of a society would agree to laws that are completely fair. If no one knows their wealth, class, or abilities, then each member would agree to the same rules. Harrington says, "Government de jure, or according to ancient prudence, is an art, whereby a civil society of men is instituted and pre served upon the foundation of common interest, or, to follow Aristotle and Livy, it is an empire of laws and not of men.