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    • Core Democratic Values By: Heather Bommarito http://epedia.pbworks.com/Bald%20Eagle
    • Common Good & Individual Rights
      • Common good means that people work for the benefit of all.
      • Individual rights is the right that all individuals each have the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
    • Life & Representative Government
      • A person’s right to life cannot be violated unless yours or another’s life is threatened.
      • A representative government is the principle that you have the right to vote for whoever you want in government.
    • Liberty
      • This is the right to gather and share beliefs, ideas, and opinions.
        • Personal Freedom : you can think and act without government control.
        • Political Freedom : you can participate in the political process.
        • Economic Freedom : you can buy, sell, and trade property and have the right to employment.
    • Pursuit of Happiness & Popular Sovereignty
      • The pursuit of happiness is the idea that you can seek happiness in what ever way you’d like as long as it doesn’t interfere with others.
      • Popular sovereignty is the idea that civilians have power over the government. People control the government.
    • Separation of Powers & Checks and Balances
      • Separation of powers means that the 3 branches of government – executive, legislative, and judicial – are separated so no branch has all power.
      • Checks and balances ensure that the 3 branches of government should be balanced. Each branch has powers to check each of the others.
    • Federalism & Patriotism
      • Federalism is the value that the federal and state governments share powers. There are guidelines to this in the constitution.
      • Patriotism is what we do to show love for our country, either by words or actions.
    • Diversity & Freedom of Religion
      • Diversity is the right to a different culture, style, language, heritage, or religion that is not just tolerated, but embraced.
      • Freedom of religion is our right to practice, or not practice, religion without being punished by the government.
    • Truth & Rule of Law
      • Truth literally means truth. Our government is expected and demanded not to lie. The information they disclose should be valid and honest.
      • Rule of law is the idea that everyone, including government officials (i.e. the president), must obey all laws.
    • Justice
      • Justice means that everyone has the right to be treated equally and fairly. No race, gender, culture, or religion should be favored.
    • Equality & Civilian Control of Military
      • Equality is the right each individual has to political, legal, social, and economic equality no matter what their race, sex, religion, heritage, or economic status is.
      • Civilian control of the military guarantees that no president can be elected that is currently in the military. The people control this to preserve our democracy.