Answer questions separately. Proper citations using at least 2 resources per question. 1. Question #2 – Use half of the page to Compare the attitudes of conservatives and liberals to states’ rights. Instructions: Write a post that fully responds to all parts of the question. Write in your own words. Support your position with proper APA citations using at least 2 resources. Please be sure that you demonstrate understanding of these resources, integrate them into your argument, and cite them properly. 2. Use other half to respond to two initial posts. Your peer responses each must be a paragraph. They must demonstrate critical thinking. (initial posts will be at the last page) List of Acceptable Publications: The Atlantic The Atlantic is an American magazine founded (as The Atlantic Monthly) in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1857. Bloomberg Businessweek Bloomberg Businessweek, commonly and formerly known as BusinessWeek, is a weekly business magazine. The Economist Mr. Benignus’ favorite magazine! The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in London. Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs is an American magazine and website on international relations and U.S. foreign policy published since 1922 by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) six times annually. Foreign Policy Foreign Policy is a bimonthly American magazine founded in 1970. Foreign Policy publishes the annual Globalization Index, and Failed State Index. Mother Jones Mother Jones (abbreviated MoJo) is a leading liberal news organization, featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights, and culture. The Nation The Nation is the oldest (founded in 1865) continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. National Review National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine founded by the late author William F. Buckley, Jr., in 1955 and based in New York City. Perceived Media Bias – Conservative (unabashedly so) The New Republic The New Republic (TNR) is an American magazine of politics and the arts published continuously since 1914. The New York Times The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded, and continuously published in New York City, since 1851. Texas Monthly Texas Monthly is a monthly American magazine headquartered in Austin, Texas. The Weekly Standard The Weekly Standard is an American neoconservative opinion magazine published 48 times per year. The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal. is an American English-language international daily newspaper. Page Break Post #1 -Question #2 – Compare the attitudes of conservatives and liberals to states’ rights. Being a liberal or conservative has been an ongoing argument throughout US history. First off how do you consider yourself if you are a conservative or a liberal? Right-wing conservatives believe that we should hold on to our traditional values and be very cautious with any change we try to impose within the government. Left-wing liberals on the other hand believe that we should discard traditional values and there should be equality for all the people. P.J. O’Rourke in her article I Agree with Me, she mentions that conservatives often judge liberals as being traitors to their country and that “whenever the nation is under attack from within or without, liberals’ side with the enemy”. According to James Morone and Rogan Kersh, in By the People, liberals often side with a stronger federal government and weaker state rights, yet conservatives believe in giving the states more authority and having a weaker federal government. Liberals sometimes go against their beliefs and have tried to give the states more authority, An example would be with Obama’s administration that “encouraged states to launch forceful environmental protections” and “urged strong state action”. O’Rourke, P. J. (2004). I AGREE WITH ME. Atlantic, 294(1), 50-53. Retrieved from https://web.a.ebscohost.com.lscsproxy2.lonestar.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=1&sid=00ea0f6d-185f-4c34-9ee0-2a127d3589c5%40sessionmgr4010 Morone, J. A., & Kersh, R. (2018). By the People (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Post #2- Subject: Compare the attitudes of conservatives and liberals to states’ rights. The attitudes perceived by conservatives and liberals differ, however it is important to learn about each group and what they believe in. There are thousands of opinions and beliefs voiced by people, and it is important for them to have the right to believe in what they want. “The United States is a vast nation spanning states with very different problems and attitudes.” (Morone, 2018, p 103). Diversity adds character to the economy. An article published by Emily Green presented data regarding if liberals care more about empathy than conservatives. Data presented in a study stated, “Consistent conservatives were more likely to prioritize obedience and religious faith, while consistent liberals emphasized tolerance, creativity, curiosity, and empathy for others.” (Green). Throughout the text, conservatives are described as Americans who believe in reduced government spending, personal responsibility, traditional moral values, and a strong national defense. (Morone, G-2). Conservatives tend to believe that the less the government is involved, the better the outcomes will be for the citizens way of life. They believe taxes should be cut down and oppose change in the government. “Conservatism never is more admirable than when it accepts changes that it disapproves, with good grace, for the sake of a general conciliation.” (Edwards, 2017). Their connection with states’ rights are reflected in their support of right to bear arms, and personal responsibility as well as their opposition of abortion, and same-sex marriage. Liberals are described as Americans who value cultural diversity, government programs for the needy, public intervention in the economy, and individuals’ rights to a lifestyle based on their own social and moral positions. (Morone, G-4). Liberals tend to rely on the government to solve problems and to achieve equality. Liberals connection with the states’ rights are reflected with their support of gay couples and allowing a woman to make the choice to have an abortion or not. It is important to have different views, because not everyone is just 100% conservative or liberal. Some may portray both views, and therefore are a mixture of both sides. Unfortunately, it can’t be easy being a conservative or liberal due to the negativity and hatred they receive from their beliefs. Kevin Drum’s article stated that “both sides are vulnerable to attacks for violating their principles.” Sources: Atlantic Green, E (September 18, 2014). Do Liberals Really Care More About Empathy Than Conservatives? Retrieved from: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/09/liberals-care-more-about-empathy-than-conservatives/380404/ Mother Jones Drum, K (January 17, 2018). Conservatives Are Sick and Tired of…Something or Other. Retrieved from:https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2018/01/conservatives-are-sick-and-tired-of-something-or-other/ Edwards, L. (2017). The Mind Behind The Conservative Mind. Modern Age, 59(4), 47-56. Morone, J. A., & Kersh, R. (2018). By the people: Debating American government (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press less

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