Essay On Political Liberalism

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Nicholas H.
The ideological perspective reflected in the source is supportive of political liberalism. Liberalism is a philosophy founded on the beliefs of liberty and equality. These qualities are clearly represented in the source examples being “guard the freedom of ideas at all costs” as well as “respect and preserve the rights of the people.” It also expresses concerns for authoritarian rule, “be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame other and to oversimplify.” Advocates of political liberalism rejected the absolutism of the past, in which individuals served the collective interests of the state, and instead, engaged in a political struggle for less authoritarian rule. These advocates displayed
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Secondly, they guarantee the fundamental rights and freedoms of their citizens. Lastly, the government is accountable to citizens who democratic rights are not only protected but also promoted. Another perspective would argue that ideological perspective of political liberalism should never be embraced or embraced to a minimal extent showing a near complete rejection of liberalism, as effective decision-making is inefficient due to a long legislative process; citizen apathy shows the mediocrity of society. Also security and national unity is threatened by competing interests in society. It is apparent that the ideological perspective of political liberalism should be fully embraced so as to protect the civil liberties of both the majority and minority, to promote the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, and to ensure the accountability of governments through the promotion and protection of democratic…show more content…
Citizens in a liberal society have the ability to hold their government accountable as everyone has the opportunity to be a leader and vote for their leaders as well as laws. There is also separation of powers leading to two types of democracy. Firstly a parliamentary democracy where the citizens elect their own representatives called MPs. These MPs then choose a leader among themselves and the party with the most seats is leader is known as the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is the chief executive and leads the lawmaking branch of parliament. MPs are only elected to serve for a certain amount of time and if necessary elections can be held again if the government is not working well. Also MPs can vote for a new Prime Minister in an election showing government accountability through citizen participation. The second type of democracy known as presidential democracy also displays these same beliefs of promotion and protecting democratic rights. In this system the citizens elect both the members of the legislature and the chief executive. The president will serve a fixed amount of time in which after that time is up another election is held. Non-liberal nations do not provide democratic rights of citizen. An exemplary example of this would be Hitler and his Nazi Regime. He established
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