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    Liberty and Corruption through Machiavelli

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    Liberty and Corruption through Machiavelli To be “Machiavellian” is typically understood to mean clever or dishonest; generally unlikable traits in a general member of society. When asked to evaluate the current state of affairs in America today and look for the conceptions of liberty and corruption, the most accurate answer to this evaluation is through history. Looking at America and taking the previously studied writings of Machiavelli, is there any hope for the liberty America prides itself on

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    Statue of Liberty: A Lie? As I sat on a park bench in the middle of Manhattan, eating a pack of stale peanut butter crackers, I couldn't keep myself from thinking about the woman I had met the day before. The lady I met seemed to be a strong woman of high morale, but after our interaction I came to the conclusion that she was living a lie. Well-known and noticeably the tallest female in the community, many people looked up to her as somewhat of a motherly figure. I'll never forget the tattoo on

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    The term “civil or social liberties” is one that garners a lot of attention and focus from both Rousseau and Mill, although they tackle the subject from slightly different angles. Rousseau believes that the fundamental problem facing people’s capacity to leave the state of nature and enter a society in which their liberty is protected is the ability to “find a form of association that defends and protects the person and goods of each associate with all the common force, and by means of which each

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    regarding natural liberty, especially in regards to its place against or with an established authority, it is important to consider the contexts in which one is placing natural authority. The additional component of religion to these concepts further complicates circumstances, as continually still today debate rages on whether natural liberties should be from religion or within it. Further more, with an authority from and or outside religious standing, the philosophy of natural liberty include often

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    John Stuart Mill was a very influential Western Philosopher who had a different conception of liberty. Mill believed that it was necessary for society to have individualism. In his work “On Liberty” Mill tries to argue that the only time an authoritative body has the right to interfere with an individual is when it is for their own protection. (Quote) To back his argument Mill discusses three kinds of freedom he thinks a free society should have: 1. Freedom of thought and opinion, 2. The pursuit

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    The Statue of Liberty

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    The Statue of Liberty stands in the New York Harbor and has greeted many immigrants into Ellis Island. At the time, Lady Liberty was letting them know that their journey to find freedom, democracy, and a better way of life, was officially over. The Statue of Liberty is very important to many Americans because of what it represents. (Statue of Liberty National Monument)(Immigration) In 1865, Edvouvard de Laboulaye, of France, thought of the idea to build the Statue of Liberty while he was on a visit

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    Civil Liberties

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    American people civil liberties. These liberties have given citizens rights to speak, believe, and act freely. The Constitution grants citizens the courage to express their mind about something they believe is immoral or unjust. The question is, how far are citizens willing to extend the meanings of these liberties? Some people believe that American citizens take advantage of their civil liberties, harming those around them. On the contrary, many other people feel that civil liberties are necessary tools

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    John Stuart Mill's On Liberty Imagine going through life not questioning anything that anyone tells you. Anything that is said to be true you would just agree with and not question the statement for yourself. Imagine how blindly you would go through life not finding anything out for yourself. A good example of this is something that just happened to me today. I have always been told that the population of the United States is 240 million and I have been told that for the longest time, even recently

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    Isaiah Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty In his article "Two Concepts of Liberty", Isaiah Berlin identifies and contrasts the two components of freedom: negative and positive liberty. While the author’s voice is often confused amidst the frequent references to other political philosophies from Platonic to Millian theories, Berlin successfully argues that both of these notions can be misconstrued to the point where liberty itself is sacrificed. Although reasonable, Berlin’s assessment of the two

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    Liberty Enlightening the World On Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Manhattan, New York City; the statue, that was originally called " Liberty Enlightening the world”, stands tall facing any newcomer to the city of New York, it was sculpted by a sculptor called Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi who also designed the statue, Bartholdi was greatly helped by an engineer called Gustave Eiffel, the man who also helped in the design of the Eiffel Tower, was the mastermind behind the iron framework underneath

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