Homework for TH: A quick thought experiment

Okay, two of them:

1.  Which of the following words are Conservative, and which are Liberal?

Freedom, patriotism, free markets, opportunity, strength, faith, Christianity.

Tolerance, eqaulity, community, family, cooperation, peace, liberty, diversity.

Now…why?  If you think someone else in our group would have put some of these terms in the other category, why do you think they would do that?  What values do these terms represent to them that they don’t to you?

2.  Which moral values should be reflected in the public response to these issues/problems (we’ve discussed all in the last two years)?

Crime (penal system), Globaliztion/development, war on terror, civil and equal rights (feminism and affirmative action), global warming, organized Labor, regulation of big corporations, Israel/Palestinians, health care.

See you there!


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