Ideas & Issues

  • Core Democratic Values
  • The Constitution Works Because ...
  • What policies should the government pursue to promote social and economic justice? (Reconstruction)
    • What steps should society take to promote equality among its citizens?
  • When are nations justified in intervening in the affairs of other countries? (War of 1812)
  • When are citizens justified in resisting governmental authority? (Revolution, Whiskey Rebeliion, Abolition, etc.)
    • What forms of dissent from governmental authority are justified?
  • When is the government justified in imposing its will on citizens? (Washington Presidency)
  • When may the majority legitimately impose its will upon the minority?
  • What is the best way to distribute a society‚Äôs resources?
    • What policies best promote economic prosperity and progress?
    • What policies best promote equal economic opportunity?