The Just Society Essay, Research Paper
It is my understanding that the Libertarian, Neo Liberal, the compassionate Conservative and the Progressive share one thing in common even though it may see that way. All seek the means to find a “Just Society” in which this nation can benefit economically and socially.
The view point of the Libertarian on W2, would use the argument of it is not fare for those whom had to work hard for what they have. Why should somebody who is able to work should be given another chance to better themselves. Not only did my taxes try to help you, but you didn’t even take advantage of it. The underclass that did not take in to full consideration of what was being given to them. They shouldn’t be given help, its their problem that they are where they are and why should I pay for their mistakes? The means of making yourself a better citizen and working force are there. If I worked hard why cant you?
The view point of the Libertarian is strong in saying you must take action for your responsibility as a working citizen that is able to fend for themselves. And it is not the governments role to help you live your life. Instead helping the underclass it making matters worse not only is government making people believe that government is there to pay for your mistakes, especially when its my hard earned money on the line. In order to really help the underclass is by giving the power to non profit organizations, churches, community centers where people really are affected, not in some building that will make you think, ” Oh I can afford to quit my job, because I know that I get that welfare check and the food stamps.”
The final thought from the Liberal is that it doesn’t see that governments role is to make life easier.
The Neo-Liberal, ” We must talk about such things as efficiency and effectiveness is we ever want to achieve social justice”. The question the N.L. would raise is why haven’t these people better themselves? ? it is our responsibility as leaders and as citizens to help fellow Americans. Thus we must find what went wrong.
The N.L., which I will admit I don’t fully understand its view points that well. I would say is a lot more willing to spend tax payers money on more programs such as W2, to help those of the underclass to obtain a better living standard. But programs that help, meaning that it just doesn’t make people who need it but keeping the main idea that, to create “effectiveness”. Effectiveness in which we can see the results, and do away with biased programs such as affirmative action which are in reality unjust and unethical.
The compassionate Conservative main idea and focus to my understanding is “free market”. The C.C. would say that the government shouldn’t create another program to help those that for some reason did not benefit from it. To help the underclass by doing away with such programs that don’t help, but in fact make their situation worse. These individuals were given the chance, no, the opportunity to better themselves. Why should government continue to give a free ride to these individuals that do not take the individual responsibility.
Let the individual take action for his or her responsibility to make it in the free market . And not waiting for the government to continue it’s free ride. Its view points is that government is not doing its duty by helping the free market , by creating more programs with tax payers money that don’t affect the root of the problem, the community. You cant change a person, but you can change the environment in which they live.
Also I see that it is more willing to give power to the churches and community centers. Rather than to create more programs that do not help the free market , but create more social problems , i.e. teen pregnancies and welfare abuse.
The Progressives view point is that the key to social justice os the barrier of racism. That the biggest problem in the underclass is black America. It is a common stereotype that it is black America that faces this problem. The reality is that it isn’t just minorities its also is the white Americans. In order to do away with this problem the view point of the Progressive is the encouragement of racial diversity. Therefore creating tolerance for one another would reach the goal of a just society and get rid of this idea that its just the black or just the whites, or whomever it is that is placed under basic stereotypes.
The other focus is that we must come together as a community and as a nation to help one another to better ourselves as a whole and not as individuals. Power to the people by uniting as a whole you do away with all these social problems. Once we do away with underclass stereotype and see that it can be anybody in that situation. We can do away with all these problems.
My point of view with what I have seen and heard is the following, when it all comes down to it, it is the individual whom decides what role he or she wants to play in our society, all means to become under class and even high class are there. This nation is truly the land of opportunity and gives the chance to any individual to obtain and achieve the American dream. I believe this because I have witnessed it with my own eyes I am the product of underclass that has been given the chance to be something in life. I have witnessed both urban and suburbia America. Private and public schools I have both been in. I have met a diversity of people and I have come to the conclusion that no matter what government role should play in our lives it is doing it. Wether or not we notice it, its there government will always be there. The role it plays now is perfect. Our society seems to disagree but the truth is this, we live in country where we have the right to doing anything we want. You could even get away with murder, my point is this that no matter what side of the city you live and no matter how you live you still have the opportunity to do what you wish.
American eyes, view the world through American eyes and you would see that the truth is that we live in a country that there are no limitations, just restrictions that protect us from ourselves. And still you will find that people do not realize that America is the only place in the world that you can express your self and live a life that is not like any other even if you are on welfare, this a democracy were even he poor have a chance. The underclass can achieve a place in our society that gives them respect.
In conclusion, the political parties that I have read about and comprehend what they are about is this that it is in the dollar sign that will make us who we want to be in this society and the only way we can achieve a true just society is to get rid of certain ideas that force us to think that money is what gives the right to live and right to die. When the true essence is that we were created equal, maybe not in the eyes of man but in the image of God.