Week 2 Notes
Week 2 Notes POLS 150
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Date Created: 09/06/15
8312015 Tocqueville Equality amp Politics cont 0 People in other places are interested in equality Tocqueville has a quote on equality 0 He says that it s bound to happen eventually 0 Even if one tries to ght against it it will happen 0 If one is educated then one is more aware of the people around them and feel that they have the right to have the same rights 0 There is a river of equality where France is behind America 0 Why is France behind 0 because of the history of it s country and historical institutions are in the way 0 America has more religious freedom 0 People come to America for the American Dream Coe with nothing to make something 0 France not so much 0 More uidity in economic stature in America 0 Political Equality the more people are educated the more they want to be equal with those around them Jefferson says everyone is born with the right of equality and Tocqueville states you have to earn it Aristocratic Inequality The Old Way A o Tocqueville states that this is pretty much a set class system 0 Democratic Equality The New Wav PEOPL 0 Everyone is on the same line and there are no tiers 0 You can choose to do certain things but you can also choose not to EX You can watch Net ix and NOT socialize 0 You need to care about your neighbors in a democracy Tocqueville wants everyone to care about their community River of Equality It can go one of More l J ILAJ o A DespotismEranny when everyone chooses not to participate and one person HAS to do it Everyone goes along with it 0 Popular SovereigntyPolitical Liberty For the people by the people all equal and care about things 0 In a perfect society the people need to let the government know what they need Mores social norms Tocqueville says that we need to have MORES customs character habits culture of people because political institutions aren t enough 0 One needs a good code of morals l we need religionChristianity to teach us morals People will good mores should vote o It would be ideal to have those involved in politics have concerns for their whole community two ways DespotismTyranny Popular Sovereignty Political 9215 o It makes you think of others Stops you from being sel sh People have forgotten the rights they have and are not maintaining it the right to vote Tocqueville wants strong mores so this doesn t happen 0 Good mores ght individualism DespotismTyranny may be the easy route to chose Popular SovereigntyPolitical Liberty can either lead to servitude or anarchy Servitude can leas to despotism and Tocqueville is worried about his Anarchy can lead to the overthrow of the government EQUALITY AND LIBERTY We want more equality but it s a problem because you are more converned about being equal than being politically free 0 These two concepts separate and come back together quotThe Barquot 0 There are groups of people that are above and below the bar 0 If the people were to be on the same level those who are higher would be brought down and equal to the others Tocqueville believes that human nature has more of a negative connotation because he thinks people are sel sh
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