The Contemporary Advocates Of Liberalism

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In the thoughts of the contemporary advocates of Liberalism, one of the most noticeable and extensive accomplishments of the Early Modern time period is the expression, protection, and justification of civil liberties including the ability to run for and attain office. From the seventeenth century to present day, a number of distinct argumentative policies and approaches have been established in order to defend the common civilian’s ability to attain political office. Over the past several decades, great advancements have been made in order to allow minorities and even females to run for office. Politics and religion are two of the toughest matters to deliberate with people of any area. The only item more problematic to have a …show more content…
Michele Bachmann stated in a 2006 speech at a Megachurch in Minneapolis that pursuing tax law wasn 't her choice, but she did so at the urging of her husband because she was certain God was speaking through him. Quoting the scripture used in the Bible three times (Colossians 3:18, 1 Peter 3:1, and Ephesians 5:22) that wives are to be submissive to their husbands. This created much debate in the Republican nomination campaign as many critiques targeted her as weak and following the saying of her husband, Marcus Bachmann. Another example would be the American civil rights activist and Baptist Minister, Jesse Jackson, whom ran for president in 1984 and then again in 1988. Mr. Jackson, when in debate with opponents, would often quote the Bible and use his religious background to answer questions which in turn alienated the common voting population. Even fellow philosopher, John Rawls, said that religion is not a firm enough foundation to base a viewpoint off. According to Rawls, religious reasons should only be used when more data and information are not currently present and will basically hold the place of any future data that should be presented in order to retain the argument.3 An example of a devout president who, although a born again Christian, did not vocalize his religious beliefs was the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. Yet, because he was an honest Christian gentleman he did not get
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