Political theory has been the cornerstone of civilized structure for centuries. With regards to renowned theorists such as Machiavelli, Jefferson, Douglass, and Smith, there are two comparative bouts that have been debated upon for hundreds of years. The first of these two comparisons is Rousseau and Burke. Rousseau, often referred to as “the father of the French revolution,” focused his theories around getting rid of old traditions in society and time and time again bringing in new ones. He felt society was always evolving, our traditions had to keep up with the world that was changing around them. Meanwhile, Burke believed in the American Revolution. Burke saw the old traditions as sacred and to get rid of them as if they had never impacted our lives would utterly ruin society, thus destroying our civilized ideals and beliefs from the inside out as we know them. The second of the two comparisons involves theories from Locke and Hobbes. Both men were natural law theorists, the natural law studied by St. Thomas Aquinas. Locke, a theorist behind the Declaration of Independence, believed that man is naturally a social animal. By nature we have society, we have structure, we know right from wrong, lawful and unlawful, and we can naturally resolve conflicts. Hobbes on the other hand stating that man is not a social animal by nature also believed that society would not be able to exist if it was not for the power of the state. Hobbes’ theories also discussed how men did not know how to distinguish right from wrong, what belongs to them and what does not because property is a will of the state, thus the ending of any violent conflict is considered to be inappropriate. I would like to meet these four theorists, Rousseau, Burke, Locke, and Hobbes to discuss with them American society today. The success it has had, the downfalls it has had, and to understand how they would amend social tendencies today as well as how they might evaluate the progress made in the country’s 238-year history. While sitting with Rousseau the discussion of his concepts influencing “The Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen,” a few points I would like to make in comparison to today’s society in America include articles one and three. Article one states, “men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be founded only upon the general good” (Motier, 1789). The United States of America for the past few decades has been fighting for equality in which it did not have at its conception and to a certain degree still does not have today. The civil rights movement was an iconic time for our nation and although a great deal of the oppression on African-Americans has ceased, we still deal with these issues today including police brutality and shootings. This is something that goes against what Rousseau stood for and had similar interest in with Thomas Jefferson. Although legislation has been implemented to eliminate inequality in America, the traditions in which Rousseau believes should be removed, still stand tall today. Article three states “The principle of all sovereignty resides essentially in the nation. No body nor individual may exercise any authority which does not proceed directly from the nation” (Motier 1789). This is something that is still intact in our society today. Although political parties have influence over one another at times, what party controls congress, gerrymandering of districts to cause incumbents to lose their seats, and thus creating a great deal of power for the central government, are they receiving too much power? Is the state becoming the sovereign? Rousseau, although supports the change in traditions, this is a tradition he fought for, power to the state and no true sovereign. Edmund Burke and his work “Reflections of the Revolution in France” was a letter sent from Burke to a man in Paris in the year 1790. In this letter he was encouraging reform as opposed to rebellion and he was not in strong…
While compromise over the system of slavery was possible in 1850 it was not effective in 1860’s. The compromise of 1850 was the continuation of the system of slavery, and the description of the events, which led to freeing of the slaves in 1860’s. The fundamental differences in agriculture and the adoption of slavery in the South of America gave rise to the early American History. The thirteen states had each developed separately and had differences in beliefs and their culture and issues…
Student Health Outcomes.
College Student Journal, 46(3), 620-627.
Ratanasiripong, P., Sverduk, K., Prince, J., & Hayashino, D. (2012). Biofeedback and
Counseling for Stress and Anxiety Among College Students. Journal of College Student Development, 53(5), 742-749.
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Generation Biofeedback Program for Stress and Anxiety Management for College Students: A Simple and Cost-Effective Approach. College Student Journal, 44(1)…
Writing 1-Final Paper 5
This commercial is all about the Farmer being hardworking, reliable, and consistent just like the Dodge Ram. Through the commercial they give several examples on how the Dodge Ram is a great truck. The people in this commercial are mainly all different kinds of farmers in the United States. The commercial has a monologue which was a speech written by Paul Harvey. “Paul Harvey delivered conservative broadcasts on current events…
Galatians 5: 16-26
December 5, 2013
How Do I Live In the Spirit?
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity…
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
1. Gnych & Anor v. Polish Club Limited 1
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
2. Police v. Dunstall 3
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
3. Filippou v. The Queen 5
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 and Thursday, 14 May 2015
4. Astrazeneca AB & Anor v. Apotex Pty Ltd 7
Astrazeneca AB & Anor v. Watson Pharma Pty Ltd
Astrazeneca AB & Anor v. Ascent Pharma Pty Ltd
GNYCH & ANOR v POLISH CLUB LIMITED (S58/2015)
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Joshua D. Fullwood Instructor
October 13, 2014
Title: Alcohol Drinking Age
The legal drinking age has been a continuously debated subject in the United States since its establishment. The national legal drinking age of twenty-one years old was placed in 1984 and still holds to the present, but many have begun questioning whether twenty-one is still an appropriate age for our current society. Much of this debate starts with college campuses and binge drinking. As a freshman…
UNIT 5 ASSIGNMENT 5.1
Enhances Interior Gateway Routing Protocol; EIGRP is an enhanced distance vector protocol, relying on the Diffused Update Algorithm (DUAL) to calculate the shortest path to a destination within a network.
EIGRP is an advance distance vector protocol, one of its core strengths is its fast network convergence capabilities, unlike other routing protocols EIGRP keeps feasible successor routes right into the routing table, this allows…
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UNIT 5 LECTURE 5
H Y B R I D O R B I TA L S
VALENCE – BOND THEORY
• While the discussions we have had about bonding
has been correct, how can we explain this using
• Valence Bond Theory – Atoms bond when
electron densities are concentrated between the
two atoms nuclei. Bonding occurs when valence
orbitals of each atom overlap.
• Draw the Lewis structure for CF4. Predict the
electron domain geometry and the molecular
geometry of the compound.