He who only knows his one side of the case knows little of that, His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them, but if he is equally unable to refute the reasons of the opposite side- Mill Was Born Free- Louis Hartz The Declaration- Life, Liberty, Happiness The preamble- secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves & Posterity G. K. Chesterton said a nation with the soul of a church, & only country founded on a creed.
Is to remain there own masters- American’s Chief aim wrote Tocqueville. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal-Thomas Jefferson We the people- constitution opening line Here sir, the people govern- Alexander Hamilton I never in my life felt more certain that I was doing right- Lincoln Century later MLK said “ we hold…created equal” Nation doggedly in search for itself- Theodore H striving founding principl War by other means- Michel Foucault
With Gods help we will lift shang hai up- Kenneth Wherry The politicians in the visible government- C. Wright Becoming a responsible citizen U. S. citizens varied support for the war based on their knowledge on the enemy which was Iraq Many Americans believed Iraq supplied everything for Al Qaeda, aligned with Al Qaeda, or the pilots were from Iraq The Iraq leader was Saddam Hussein which was enemies with Al Qaeda, people who falsely believed they were allies were twice as likely to support the attack.
Hussein was a tyrant who brutalized his own people and thwarted United Nation resolutions calling for inspection of his weapon systems. Survey by studymode broken family One thousand surveys were given to American citizens the test immigrants must pass-4/10 failed. A poll given in a 2010 mid term asking factual questions on every issue 1/3 of respondents picked the wrong answer and on most issues half did. Lack of info does not keep citizens from voting or lacking opinions. Compared to the ancient mariners who thought the world was flat.
Learning to think politically Politcal thinking is the process to which conclusions are reached. Obstacles to Political Thinking Biggest barrio- the unwillingness of the citizen. Political info is more available than ever before but is also more untrustworthy than ever before. Nearly half of adult Americans get there news from cable shows, talk shows, internet blogs. Citizens do not know whether their ideas are sound until they have heard alternative views.