Liberation

Satisfactory Essays
Ashley McKenzie
POLS 101
3/7/14
Liberation: Framework and Perspectives The perspectives, beliefs and ambitions of minorities and activists groups have made strong political impacts since the 1960's in the United States. The civil rights movement during this period inspired people of different ages and race that had felt singled-out to push forth their voice as well as their opinions and ultimately to produce change. Their main purpose was not to create violence, but to instead live in a better society for better living. What is intriguing about liberation is that people come together and revolutionize what they feel is right, no matter what the situation is. Doing so brings out ideas that were always thought to be unacceptable. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the liberation movements and framework that have laid the groundwork for people to use in their 'political fight today. Liberation is defined as being “set free” or “having a release from social stereotyping.” An individual's perspective on a certain situation makes it unique, and having these thoughts and beliefs sets them apart from the norm. Therefore, they then find liberation within themselves. On the other hand, one doesn't need to feel liberated, but rather learns and studies people with opposing views from society. This can be seen as becoming liberated in knowledge. In a philosophical standpoint, both as seen as a political current and an intellectual tradition, the Roman scholar stated liberation as "the idea of a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the government" (“The Meditations”). John Locke was first to formulate the term liberalism and argued that each individual has a natural right to life, freedom and property. Furthermore, according to the social contract, these governments mustn't violate these rights. I believe one must stand for what they believe in and

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