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Philosophies of political thought is important

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Submitted by Ilbert Phillips, Jul 31, 2018 at 04:52

I spent my life as a student (through law school) unaware of the role philosophical thought played in the development of American political thought and the role that thought played in the development of the American government. In school, I learned an outline of history (essentially the dates events took place) and the form of government developed by our forefathers. In law school, I learned the law, but not the distinction between what the conservatives, liberals and Marxist thought about the law and what aspects of the American political scene was informed by those three political movements. I was essentially unhappy with constitutional law because we did not examine the justices underlying philosophical approach to law, we were not taught how predictable their decision would be depending upon their political beliefs. This article continues the study of the importance of understanding the distinction between the various assumptions of conservatives and liberals.

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