Examples Of Ideological Perspective

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In the United States of America, conservatives and liberals have been the dominant ideological perspectives followed throughout the twentieth century. The radical ideological perspective has always been on the fringe, filled by peoples whose views don’t fit into the normal matrix of right or left. Ideological perspectives tend to be based on the themes of change, human nature, individual behavior, family, society, the role of the government and the economic system. The conservative ideological perspective strongly believes that individuals have the right to free will, in which they assume responsibility for their own life. This conservative perspective on human nature views people as being born in sin, narcissistic, with a gluttonous appetite…show more content…
Liberalism views humans as being inherently good, and that positive behavior is reinforced through the combination of nature and nurture. Liberalism believes that individuals are not sovereign by nature and that the environment along with the systems in place contribute greatly to the problems people face. Liberals view the family as a constant evolving unit that is in desperate need of social and government support, while society needs staunch government regulation and interference to ensure fair competition and the public interest. Liberalism believes in a free market economy heavily regulated by the government to provide fairness, along with the creation of government programs to provide assistance to meet the basic human…show more content…
My belief is the less government involvement the better, that the United States government is extremely wasteful, inefficient, and negligent. On the other hand, I feel like insurance companies, big pharmaceuticals, banks/financial institutions, and the fortune five hundred companies are running rough shot, and can exploit and take advantage of the American people without suffering any punishment. I believe in a free market economy with genuine competition, meaning healthcare should be able to be shopped out of state like auto insurance, or that prescription drugs can be shopped worldwide for the cheapest price, these are examples of how real competition in the market can lower prices. I believe that humans are neither good nor bad by nature, but that the combination of their family situation, their environment, and their genetics influence their behavior. I subscribe to the perspective that individuals should have free will, and to take ownership and responsibility for their own lives. I think a single-payer health care system will not work in the United States, anything the government touches for the most part they ruin. I would like to see term limits created for the members of the senate and congress, this way you will get rid of the senile xenophobic racists who have been in place for fifty plus years. I believe the government
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