This ideal that John believed in is upheld totally as can be seen in the power that is possessed by the judicial branch with their ability to determine legality and the final say of the Supreme Court. If he were alive today, he would be proud that there is religious freedom for all citizens. Now that our country is a country of many religions, he would be proud that this ideal has stood the test of time. He would also take pride in the institution of several judicial powers and the final say of court systems as well as the fairness of the court system in equal representation. Overall what John thought that the nation should be is what the nation ultimately became and I believe he would be proud of this
“The political community or the state constitutes a distinct component of a society that holds a unique role, for it is “the center of political authority”.” Having order in a society, enforcing laws, and maintaining rules is very important to maintain a peaceful society as Father Murray pointed out from the First Amendment. For those who would go on to argue the religious clauses in the First Amendment, he further points out that “these provisions are the work of lawyers, not of theologians or even political theorists. They are not true dogma but only good law.” As mentioned previously, civil society is comprised of a full host of various people, each one with a unique contribution to their society. Those involved in politics concerning the state or governments are only a small portion of those extrapolated from society, their job focuses on describing a piece of behavior. They are relying strictly on the laws set forth by the government to rule.
The main point made by Machiavelli was that men are inherently bad, so a leader must rule in a way that takes this into account. He taught that because of man’s ungratefulness, it is safer to be feared than loved (D-4). This shows that Machiavelli believed that the power and success of a country will lead to the prosperity of its inhabitants. Both influential people believed that a country prospers the most under absolute power. The conflict over power during the first global age led to the formation of new views.
JoJo is the evil dictator’s son who has been raised to think torturing people is perfectly okay and morally acceptable in society. JoJo is capable of acting in agreement with his deep self. As the dictator’s son can have second order desires that are reasonable but from our perspective they’re immoral. Hence, Wolf believes that majority of us would not consider JoJo accountable and responsible for his actions. This is where the deep-self view is flawed, and Wolf suggests the sane deep-self view.
A unified government is needed to promote an effective government and to ensure the safety of the citizens. Disputes are certain between men due to the fact “latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man”(Madison). Madison further argues “Instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils have, in truth, been the mortal disease under which popular governments have everywhere perished” (Madison). Madison is trying to reason with the citizens, by using history to show how desperate the union needed to unite in a way to create stability and order. Without unifying, the United States would just be added to the list of strong countries have inevitably fallen out of weakness and
Madison began discussing the most famous Federalist papers by saying that one of the most grounded contentions for the Constitution is the way that it sets up an administration well-appointed for controlling the violence and harm created by factions. Madison characterizes groups as gatherings of individuals who assemble to secure and advance their exceptional monetary hobbies and political feelings. According to the text, Madison has only two ways to control a faction. The first was to remove its reasons and the second way was to control its outcomes. The first was did not seem plausible but there were two ways to remove its reasons of a faction, to destroy liberty or give every citizen the same opinions, and etc.
Religion was a flourishing entity among society and politics both in Colonial America and Great Britain. It gave way to righteousness for a certain cause at that time or a way to assure leadership was valid among citizens of that particular country most commonly amid the Monarch rule over Great Britain and and later Parliament. Religion had a great power of influence over the people and the way they thought about the future of their country, in particular, Colonial America and the justification of the American Revolution against England. Regarding documents from key revolutionary figures and Sermons both hailing and denouncing the Revolution, and the ideas Americans had as religion being a rationale of their pursuits, only then can religion
The Edict of Milan (313) was a milestone document promising “to give both to Christians and to all others free facility to follow the religion which each may desire”. Although on the surface it appears that the Edict of Milan was a genuine attempt to give equality before the law to Christians, who were severely persecuted under the previous Emperor Diocletian (r. 284- 305), in reality, a number of political, social and ideological influences on Emperors Constantine (r. 306- 337) and Licinius (r. 308- 324) reveal further motivations for the creation of the edict; primarily among these factors- their political cunning. The political context of the time period gives reasoning to Constantine’s conversion to Christianity, and thereby his motives for the creation of the edict. The Edict of Milan was written in 313 CE; directly following a victory by Constantine at Milvian Bridge in 312, which Constantine attributed to a sign from the Christian God. (1) Constantine believed the Christian God to be the most powerful of all the Gods; to not show support for the Christian God could mean to incur his wrath, but to make peace with him was to have a
Jefferson loved liberty in every form and he worked for freedom of speech, press, religion, and civil liberties. Jefferson swore "eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the minds of man." "Jeffersonian Democracy" refers to the ideal that the majority of people must govern themselves. He wanted to keep the government simple and free of waste. The downsides of Jefferson came from his other beliefs- he claimed he believed in small government spending, but he bought the “Louisiana Purchase”- which was actually a great thing for the United States, yet it was a big government purchase.
This made it so that any dissenting citizens of this country were actually sinning against God’s decision. This system is not entirely bad as it provides equilibrium for a society that shares the same religion to exist with most people abiding by the same sort of rules, supporting harmony. However, Locke had said that,“Men being, as has been said, by nature, all free, equal and independent no one can be put of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent.” (269) This idea seeks to distance Locke’s ideal society against this monarchy by saying that not just most but all people deserve the right to be in power. If someone does interpret the Bible differently and sees that this idea of divine right is a fallacy, then according to Locke, they are being governed without consent and unjustly. Locke believed that the “majority rule” should make the decisions in any free society as this would allow for continuing peace through the majority’s desires being sated.
Typically, America is seen as the land of the free. Citizens have freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion. Legally speaking, a person is entitled to the liberties mentioned above; however, they’re condoned if they do not conform to the values traditionally held by the majority Americans. For instance, everyone is free to practice any religion of their choice, but America is a predominantly Christian nation; therefore, those who practice a different religion are often victimized. In fact, John Oskison highlights America’s hypocrisy in “The Problem of Old Harjo”.