Textbook: American Democracy Now Author: Harrison Edition: 6th or 7th
Follow the instructions below on the evaluation to complete the journal. Take the ideology survey
then come back and answer the questions below.
1. What was your ideology?
2. Do you agree with the test results, or have you always thought you possessed a different ideology?
3. Did you like the evaluation? Why or why not?
1) Go to the website of a large interest group such as the AARP or the NRA and identify the types of incentives they offer their members.
2) Assume you are a member of Congress and now must cast the deciding vote on a very controversial issue. If you knew that your position was contrary to that held by the majority of the people in your district, would you vote in accordance with your beliefs or their interests?
3) Political philosophers such as Plato and Edmund Burke believe that political leaders are often forced to lie to protect the public. (ie, knowledge of a terrorist cell or plot.) Do you agree with this? Does a Christian politician have a right to lie if revealing the truth might cause harm?
4) Should politicians be held to higher standards than “normal” people? Do you hold politicians to higher standards than you hold yourself? Is that okay?