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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Section 14 This I Believe Sub Group 9/25/14

Today in class we discussed political views. As it turns out, none of us carry a specific set of views, that is to say that we don't really subscribe to one side our the other. We began the discussion without Professor Oliver but as soon as he caught the phrase, "we don't live in a democracy" the bait was cast into the philosophical pond.After being questioned as to why we don't live in a democracy, I said that we have no voice and even though we do technically have a way to be represented the fact still remains that no matter what stance our representative takes while he is running, he will make the popular decision. By popular decision I mean the decision that will most likely keep him in office and more voters punching his button when the time comes. I'd like to see some comments concerning the relevance of politics from other groups so I can see other views.


  1. How about it, group? Do we or don't we live in a real democracy? THIS is the kind of topic I would expect you all to want to be commenting on. Good provocation, John!

  2. Section 14, group 2
    FQ- What is the Italian word for valour or "manliness?"

    DQ- Do you believe that law breaking can ever be justified?

    Link- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IGBKu6qM7Y

  3. FQ: T/F According to Machiavelli, sometimes it is better to tell lies, break your promises and even murder your enemies.

    DQ: Do you believe that we really have the freedom of speech?

    Link: http://youtu.be/9KxOVy52EiE