The Georgist philosophy advocates equal rights for all and special privileges for none. It affirms a universal right for all to share in the gifts and opportunities provided by nature. Central to this philosophy is the conviction that social problems must be traced to their root causes and remedied at that level, rather than by dealing with mere symptoms. The science of political economy, whose task is to explore such root causes, can and must be understood not just by experts but by everyday people, so that injustice and corruption cannot be foisted on an unwitting public.
Republican virtues[ edit ] The colonial intellectual and political leaders in the s and s closely read history to compare governments and their effectiveness of rule. Country party philosophy relied heavily on the classical republicanism of Roman heritage; it celebrated the ideals of duty and virtuous citizenship in a republic.
It drew heavily on ancient Greek city-state and Roman republican examples. This approach produced a political ideology Americans called "republicanism", which was widespread in colonial America by Pocock explained the intellectual sources in America: American republicanism was centered on limiting corruption and greed.
Virtue was of the utmost importance for citizens and representatives. Revolutionaries took a lesson from ancient Rome; they knew it was necessary to avoid the luxury that had destroyed the empire.
The republic was sacred; therefore, it was necessary to serve the state in a truly representative way, ignoring self-interest and individual will. Republicanism required the service of those who were willing to give up their own interests for a common good.
According to Bernard Bailyn, "The preservation of liberty rested on the ability of the people to maintain effective checks on wielders of power and hence in the last analysis rested on the vigilance and moral stamina of the people The duty of the virtuous citizen became a foundation for the American Revolution.
Bernard Bailyn states, "The fact that the ministerial conspiracy against liberty had risen from corruption was of the utmost importance to the colonists.
The patriot press provided emphasized British corruption, mismanagement, and tyranny. The greatest threat to liberty was thought by many to be corruption — not just in London but at home as well.
The colonists associated it with luxury and, especially, inherited aristocracy, which they condemned. Pocock argues that Republicanism explains the American Revolution in terms of virtuous Republican resistance to British imperial corruption.
They stirred up a martial spirit justified war against England. The sermons called on soldiers to behave morally and in a "manly" disciplined fashion.
The rhetoric not only encouraged heavy enlistment, but helped create the intellectual climate the Patriots needed to fight a civil war.
He states, "With the onset of the revolutionary crisis, a major conceptual shift convinced Americans across the theological spectrum that God was raising up America for some special purpose.
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So too did our idea that we Americans are a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty and democracy. In Discourse of Jonathan Mayhew states "An absolute submission to our prince, or whether disobedience and resistance may not be justified able in some cases…to all those who bear the title of rulers in common but only to those who actually perform the duty of rulers by exercising a reasonable and just authority for the good of human society.
This need to protect virtue was a philosophical underpinning of the American Revolution.
Such a government is evidently restrained to very narrow limits of space and population. I doubt if it would be practicable beyond the extent of a New England township.
The first shade from this pure element, which, like that of pure vital air, cannot sustain life of itself, would be where the powers of the government, being divided, should be exercised each by representatives chosen This I should consider as the nearest approach to a pure republic, which is practicable on a large scale of country or population Jefferson and Madison roundly denounced the Federalists for creating a national bank as tending to corruption and monarchism; Alexander Hamilton staunchly defended his program, arguing that national economic strength was necessary for the protection of liberty.
Jefferson never relented but by Madison switched and announced in favor of a national bank, which he set up in John Adams often pondered the issue of civic virtue. And this public Passion must be Superior to all private Passions. Men must be ready, they must pride themselves, and be happy to sacrifice their private Pleasures, Passions, and Interests, nay their private Friendships and dearest connections, when they Stand in Competition with the Rights of society.
He decided that history taught that "the Spirit of Commerce This had a great influence on the revolution as it implied the inborn right of the people to overthrow their leaders should those leaders betray the agreements implicit in the sovereign-follower relationship.
But first and last came a commitment to republicanism, as shown by many historians such as Bernard Bailyn and Gordon S. The interpretation beforefollowing Progressive School historians such as Charles A.© Park City, UT.
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Values of Philosophy to a Commerce Student Assignment By use of relevant examples, evaluate the value of Philosophy to a student of Commerce. Answer Philosophy is the systematic study of ideas and issues, a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest for a comprehensive understanding of the world, a study of principles of conduct, and much.
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