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  1. A view of the political spectrum (the left-right thing)

  2. Political Spectrum • A liberal would like to rebuild the train station while the train is running. • A radical would prefer to blow up the train station and forgo service until the new structure is built. • A conservative would prefer to keep the old station, being satisfied with it. • A reactionary would abandon the station entirely since they do not approve of trains in the first place.

  3. Left of Moderate Liberal – (Left) • Believe that the government should actively promote social reform to increase individual’s well being. • Favor change but work peacefully within the existing political system. (Democrats, Green Party)

  4. Middle of the Spectrum Moderate – (Middle) – • Moderates are people who have opinions between liberal and conservative and may include some of both. • They are generally tolerant of many view points. • They generally don’t hold any extreme view points.

  5. Right Side of Moderate Conservative – (Right) • Government should stay out of the lives of citizens and businesses, except on moral issues. • Favor the status quo, (the way things are). Hesitant to change. • Will work peacefully within the existing political system. (Republicans, Reform)