American Political System - Class Notes 9/20
American Political System - Class Notes 9/20 PSC 120
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Date Created: 09/20/16
9/20 Wednesday, September 21, 2012:48 AM • Aristotle - Science, Skills, Temperate ○ Good + Happiness • Plato - Virtue, Justice, Morality, Moderation ○ System of laws ---> good out comes • Good policies = good politics • Good never changes • End does change - based on the individual • "End Justifies the means" • Science ○ End of law is civil obedience • Chief good ○ No matter what happens, it will not change ○ Highest of all goods ○ Knowledge of the good ---> upmost importance • Highest master science has knowledge of the chief good • The science of politics ○ Highest master of science • What is politics? ○ Who what when how ○ Power - manipulation of power - use of power ○ No such thing as a politician that does not lie • Constantine the Great ○ Vison of the cross in the sky • Julius Caesar ○ Son of a god • Politics and Policy = power - deemed to be good • House, senate ,POTUS want power ○ "money is free speech" • Super PAC - dark money • Federal reserve • SEC financial institutions ○ 2008 great recession • Decision making process • 1st stage 1. Decision environment - election session, war 2. Psychological factor - fear of communism, apathy 3. International factors - debt to other countries, board of trustees, UN, NATO NATO 4. Domestic factor - super PAC, political parties, business in the USA, OBAMAcare • Legislative branch has more power than executive branch • 2nd Stage 1. Identify Decision problem 2. Searching for alternatives 3. Executing alternatives
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