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What was Students for a democratic society?

The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) - anti-establishment New Left group, founded in 1960, that called for greater individual freedom and responsibility.


Who favors freedom of speech more liberals or conservative?

Liberal means "like a free person," and so liberals favor more freedom for more people. Conservative means "keeping it the way it is," and so conservatives do not favor more freedom for more people. At first blush, the above may seem correct however, when "change" reflects greater intrusion by the government instituting greater institutional control over the lives of citizens then it becomes more obvious that "liberal" does not always advance to cause of freedom. Conservatives favor smaller, less intrusive government leaving more freedom of choice to the individual so, based upon this ideology, reverting back to less government control translates into more freedom for the general populous.


Thoughts of political freedom and greater were effects of the Great Awakening.?

tolerance of religious differences


Why is civic and political participation is important?

Civic and political participation is important so that decisions are not made by a few people. Participation by the masses insures greater freedom.


What bothers you most about what happening in your country today?

Moral decay and sliding towards socialism. A problem the people seem helpless to change. The people would make better decisions if we had a media that brought us truth instead of bias.Answer:It is without a doubt the downward spiral and out of control slide towards socialism that is most disturbing. This was a country founded on principles of freedom, where every individual was free, (albeit a Civil War ensuring all were free), to live their lives as they saw fit and to become as big or as small as they chose to be. In this modern day rush towards socialism there is much talk about "civil rights" and the rights of the minority, but as it was in the past it is today and there is no greater minority than the individual. It is in the freedom of the individual, of all individuals, that freedom survives. The collective mindset is less concerned with the freedoms of individuals and more concerned with the acquisition of power. The individual can not flourish and prosper if justice and tranquility are substituted for plunder and chaos. For truly, a collective has no reason for being when justice prevails and domestic tranquility is the order of the day.While the preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America phrases all of us as individuals in terms of "We the People", this does not mean that we the people can only find justice, tranquility, defense, and secure the "Blessings of Liberty" through collectives alone. Indeed, our best chances at survival as individuals come through our own individual accomplishments and as tempting as it may be to allow collectives to provide for our well being, it is never enough and rarely sustainable. We must as individuals endeavor to be more than who we are just as our forefathers did before us and in doing so, any collectives we choose to join will benefit greatly from this. However, if we rely upon the collective to rise up itself and be more than it is we will all find failure and dissonance as a result. A collective can only be as strong as its strongest individuals but any individual can be as strong as they choose to be. Socialism, being that most insidious of all collectives, would conscript the strong and insist they carry the group.While we all have a responsibility towards each other, it is best that each individual decide just how much responsibility they can practically accept in this regard. The idea of surrendering such choice to that of some group authority is in direct conflict with the principles by which our forefathers shed their blood and stood and fought for freedom. Socialism is nothing more than snake oil and it will not heal what ails us. If we are sick and need to heal then it is best we accept responsibility for that and do what we must to heal. Heal thyself and the need for social medicine becomes less necessary. Heal thyself and be strong and then heal those around you but in the name of freedom, do not heal others if that act justifies tyranny. Tyranny is a means to an end and that, in the end is no end at all. No matter how we slice it, it is always the end that was brought about by the means. To flourish and prosper is a worthy end to which we should all aim. No one will flourish and prosper if we all surrender to the collective.

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What are the Strengths and weakness of empowerment?

Empowerment is a strength for the individual, as they have a greater confidence in their ability to do a job. It can be a weakness for an organization, as it results in less control over the activities of employees.


What was Students for a democratic society?

The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) - anti-establishment New Left group, founded in 1960, that called for greater individual freedom and responsibility.


What is purpose of socialization?

To provide a more productive, efficient, equitable way of organizing production and distribution so as to allow for greater self-actualization (freedom from alienation and exploitation) for each individual.


What is the benefit of greater organization?

Increase in productivity


When was Greater Republic of Central America created?

Greater Republic of Central America was created in 1896.


When did Greater Republic of Central America end?

Greater Republic of Central America ended in 1898.


Can the magnitude of a resultant vector be greater than the sum of individual vectors?

The resultant vector IS the sum of the individual vectors. Its magnitudecan be the sum of their individual magnitudes or less, but not greater.


Hellenism gave greater freedom to who?

Greek male citizens.


Is Central America closer to the Greater Antilles or to the Lesser Antilles?

Central America is closer to the Greater Antilles.


Why did the puritans move from Holland to North America?

The Puritans moved from Holland to North America to seek greater religious freedom and autonomy. They also wanted to establish a settlement where they could establish a community based on their religious beliefs and practices without interference or persecution.