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Notes (Nov9-13)

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Notes (Nov9-13) pols 2310

Introduction to politics
Webking, Robert H

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Introduction to politics
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Date Created: 11/15/15
Week Nov913 Federalist 10 History of majority rule is bad Democracies tend to be unjust and unstable True in 1787 in many states Traditiona view make country stable and get rid of fractions How to get rid of fractions 1 Remove people s liberty to form these groups technique used by bad and good governments yet the community can conspire against their government to get the most out of it quotliberty is to factions as air is to requot Madison sees this as unacceptable 2 Give people the same passions opinion exemotions such as patriotism interest exself interests for the good of the community ltmost importantgt Because people are sel sh and imperfect we can39t teach them what duty says to do Republicans have tried to prevent injustice by teaching people their duties Duties won39t work here instead teach them their rights Madison knew that there were no ways to get rid of factions We can39t prevent those factions from forming therefore he proposed them to let them exist and arrange things so that they don39t end in unjust Sel shness is going to be there and those sel sh groups are going to be there too the goal is to coexist with those groups and also to prevents them from creating injustice Factions that occur most frequently and last longer form from difference in interest especially economic interest Federaist paper 10 1 How do we keep sel sh groups from creating injustice and instability 2What kind of groups are we afraid of Economic groups people with same interest that try to use gov to get more money for themselves unjustly and those who will be perfectly content and won39t stop if they violate other s rights nor corrupt public good 3How can we solve it By establishing majority rule that can control minority factions by preventing any smaller groups from harming public good and gaining power Yet it gives the MAJORITY interest group uncontrolled power the historical defect of democracy How can we prevent the majority rule from turning into a tyranny Make sure there is no majority with the same sel sh interest Goal make sure there39s no majority rule How Avoid pure democracy ex Athens was a pure democracy it will naturally fail because it makes it too easy for a majority to be born from a common interest Pure democracy falls prey to majority and minority tyranny To solve this establish a republic It is a system of majority rule they rule themselves through representatives make decision by electing people that will speak for the community and their needs government by the people for the people but keep in mind that representatives are imperfect


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