There are FOUR Political Traditions in America

An infamous Frenchman named Tocqueville toured America nearly 200 years ago. He wrote about the American political culture in great detail. He expounds four major political traditions that Americans all subscribe to on some level. On the one hand, some geographical regions are dominant in either liberalism, republicanism, authoritarianism, or Biblical Thought. On the other hand,…

I See TWO Political Traditions in America; Why You Only FIND ONE!?

BELOW: WORKING PAPER, looking for comments. Please consider my “empirical box” of political science here. Political scientists are increasingly examining within relationships under the umbrella of liberalism; like Economic-Elite Domination and Biased Pluralism (Gilens and Page 2014). I argue that these studies are “within” Liberalism and ignore republicanism and that contemporary political theory should consider…

Term Limits

Originally posted on The Republican Millennial:
Term limits are a contentious topic here in Los Angeles County. In 2002, voters passed Measure B (64% in favor), to limit the terms of County Supervisors to three consecutive four-year terms. So right about now things are getting interesting in LA. Why limit the terms of elected officials? …

We All Share Multiple Core Values #mpsa2015

My method is designed to (1) determine authoritarian, liberal, and republican habits; and (2) to test a database on any given issue according to the distinct political languages of authoritarianism, liberalism, and republicanism. The evidence should illuminate the empirical examples of authoritarianism, liberalism, and republicanism (if any) to the given issue (i.e., the Patriot Act).…

Educator Roundtable on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 6p to 8p at the MSU Detroit Center

Thanks for the email! I’m a “maybe”.. Dear John, Please join Rep. Stephanie Chang for an Educator Roundtable on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 6p to 8p at the MSU Detroit Center. As teachers, support staff members, and administrators in the district, we will come together to discuss common challenges and successes across our public schools. Through our conversations, we will…