Political Ideology <ul><li>A fundamental belief that one has </li></ul><ul><li>A philosophy that people subscribe to </li>...
Liberals <ul><li>Individual liberty is the most important political goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stresses equality of opport...
Conservatives <ul><li>Favor tradition over change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs...
Political Spectrum Republicans Democrats Moderates /  Independents Left Wing Right Wing Center Communism Nazism
Center Left Wing Right Wing Democrats Moderates /  Independents Republicans Political Spectrum
Social Economic No Govt. Control Heavy Govt. Control Heavy Govt. Control Conservative Libertarian Totalitarian Liberal Bob...
 
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Political Ideology

  1. 2. Political Ideology <ul><li>A fundamental belief that one has </li></ul><ul><li>A philosophy that people subscribe to </li></ul><ul><li>Often brought on by an emotional, spiritual or moral condition </li></ul>
  2. 3. Liberals <ul><li>Individual liberty is the most important political goal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stresses equality of opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Loose Constructionist” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitutional interpretation may change as modern society evolves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government has a social responsibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare, education, welfare, civil rights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic liberals favor extensive government involvement in economic policymaking and regulation of business </li></ul><ul><li>Social liberals favor limited government regulation of individual behavior </li></ul>
  3. 4. Conservatives <ul><li>Favor tradition over change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Strict Constructionists” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constitutional interpretation should remain constant through the years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individuals and voluntary (non-profits and faith based) associations should be given the responsibility for social issues </li></ul><ul><li>Economic conservatives favor limited government involvement in economic policymaking and regulation of business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Laissez-Faire Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social and political conservatives favor extensive government regulation of individual behavior </li></ul>
  4. 5. Political Spectrum Republicans Democrats Moderates / Independents Left Wing Right Wing Center Communism Nazism
  5. 6. Center Left Wing Right Wing Democrats Moderates / Independents Republicans Political Spectrum
  6. 7. Social Economic No Govt. Control Heavy Govt. Control Heavy Govt. Control Conservative Libertarian Totalitarian Liberal Bob Barr Ralph Nader Barack Obama John McCain

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