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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Discussion 9/25 Section 10 Group 3

Today we discussed where we get our political beliefs. Many were influenced by their parents, but Hunter said he actually influenced his parents. Summer said social media and school influenced her political beliefs. John branched away from his parent's beliefs after high school and began forming his own opinions - becoming more Liberal. We began to talk about how we were raised... our views on Obama... parents thinking that he is the "anti-christ."

Billy shared his advice on why we should be registered to vote and why our vote actually does count. Now we're all going to register and vote. So yay!


  1. Anonymous11:41 AM CDT

    Dustin Chitwood
    Did Machiavelli expect to be remembered as a political theorist?
    What is your definition of freedom and how did you come to that definition?
    This link has just few definitions of freedom, some of which i agree with.

  2. Anonymous12:15 PM CDT

    Okay, so maybe I went a bit overboard and dominating the conversation last Thursday with my politics rant. I just think it’s important for people to understand the issues of the day and know that there are things beyond the “left vs. right” debate played out on TV. As an aside, Thursday, I’ll be bringing voter registration forms for anybody who wants take care of that, I’ll also bring a sample ballot for Rutherford County so people can see what issues and offices are up for decision this November. I meant to do this today, but blah, blah, insert excuse here, blah.

    FQ: What leader was Machiavelli actually impressed by? (Hint: There is a TV show about him)
    DQ: When is civil disobedience a good thing, and when is it bad?

    Link: http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive/theme/4733


  3. FQ:
    Machiavelli stressed that it's better for a leader to be ____ than to be ____

    Does taking away someone's freedom serve as a good punishment for a crime? Why or why not?