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Mid-Term Elections: A win for Political Liberalism
26. November 2018 at 09:03
Rather than argue to the obvious, it is best infer absolutely that the mid term election was a perfect score card expressing not just the views of the majority but also in every sense admitting the flaws of the present. By admittance, it clearly gave in to political liberalism predicated on the theory of equity, fairness, and justice among people. Abhorring racial bias, hate, bigotry, anti-semitism as well as alt-right principle.
The concept of justice is never a precept of the good, but rather, a leanings of liberals. All over the world, the political philosophy of liberals has always been skewed towards the yearnings, aspirations, and anticipation of the people, allowing for equal distribution among shared resources and national values. Given absolute credence to representative democracy and the rule of law, liberalism remains a social ethical construct that sought to entertain a structured society through the substitution of absolute monarchy, divine rights of kings, mercantilism, royal monopolies,traditional conservatism among other native environmental inclined constructs prior to the Age of Enlightenment.

John Rawls in one of his book, "The Theory of Justice", explains the moral ethical philosophy of distributive justice in line with a well ordered structure in complex societies. According to him, the greatest good of mankind is the structural formation of a society in way that a vast majority of the people are allowed to enjoy the highest possible amount of liberty.

While adjudicating on the justice of fairness, Rawl attempt to answer the queries surrounding the complexities of absolute distributive justice, using a variant of familiar tool and close metaphors resembling that of a social contract. The argument for a structured marriage between liberty and equality seems to be the absolute cardinal of Rawl's objective which emphatically explains his two fundamental principles on the "The Justice Theory".

Offices and positions must be open to everyone under conditions of fair equality and opportunity. From the aforementioned, it can be deduced that the end-point results of the American mid term elections points emphatically to a clear acceptance of political liberalism given the ground breaking wins across boards.

Philosopher John Locke, a pioneering figure of the epistle of liberalism as a prescient tradition argues brilliantly that every man has a divine right to life, liberty, and property on the ground basis that the authorities are in binding adherence of what a social contract entails. Rather than argue that the mid term election held on the 6th of November 2018 is an outright win for democrats, it is best to admit thus that the election victory was a clear admittance of equality which further transcends a victory for political liberalism and moral philosophy predicated on liberty, fairness, and even opportunity for all.

Indeed, it was an historic nights for so many in a number of ways. The election victories was more of a clear campaign abhorring hate and anti-Semitic slogans. Despite the unwavering chants of anti-Semitic and Neo-Nazi doctrines and the unending proliferation of hate chants and absolute snare rhetoric against women and people of color two years ago. Events however took a different dynamics exactly two years after projecting the true American faith with a whole lots speaking in one voice along same lines of direction.

For the first time ever, over 100 women got elected into congress, with a towering figure at the House of Representative. Inclusive but not limited to the number of women of color, race, and gender differences. Names like Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first ever native American women to serve in congress. Michigan Democrats Rashida ITaib and IIhan Omar of the Minnesota democratic farmer labour party breaks the barrier of color and race to becoming the first ever Muslim women in congress.

Others include Ayanna Presley and Jahana Hayes who becomes the first black woman to represent Massachusetts and Connecticut in congress. In a similar vain, Tish James will be the first black woman to be New York attorney General, while Janet Mills takes authority as the first woman governor of Maine. Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer becomes the first women to to represent Iowa in the House of Representative. From Florida to Texas down to Illinois, record wins proved president Trump has proven toxic which proved crucial to democrats. Even in Republican held suburbs, election results showed a drift away from the norm unto a clear distinct between hate and love.

Some other notable win came from the ever blazing Lucy Mcbath, a fervent adherent cum advocates for common-sense gun reforms barely after her son Jordan was shot and killed in a senseless gun attacks. She ran for a seat in congress in a densely Republican held district in Georgia and was declared winner. Also, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez became the youngest ever to occupy a seat in congress. Together with Abbey Finkenauer, they both become the first ever women in their 20's to assume position as congresswomen.

On the flip side will be Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn who becomes the first female senator to represent Tennessee. Biggest among the winnings was that of Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis who becomes the first openly gay man elected governor. Also on the historic map was Kyrsten Sinema who was declared winner of the fiercely competitive senate seat in Arizona. She becomes the first openly bisexual person to get elected into congress as well as the first woman ever to represent Arizona in the upper chamber of a democratic decent in 30 years.

This historic victories aren't just important because it bothers on individuality. It is celebrated because extraordinary women and people of all races, gender, and colour will have a chance to bring in perspective and argument that has been absent into crucial debates and absolute politicking. Yes, it could mean a time for checks and balances, but then again, it could also indicate a time of common sense policies that works for all across every divide.

My Take
The dynamics of the American political setup has always been the initiation of her mid term elections which tend to correct the flaws in the last two years. It is a democratic way of analyzing the score card of the good, bad, and the ugly. Mid-terms could either set a templates of a bright or precarious future depending on the decision of voters whose stance could either make the seat uneasy for the commander-in-chief or very relaxed as the case maybe.

The beauty of this year mid-term wasn't because of the obvious win on either side of the aisle, neither was it because more democrats got elected into the House of Representative. The real emphasis of this year mid term score card was the historic mileage attained, accommodating individuals from a vast background without an iota of segregation, hate, or nationalistic views. it was a clear endorsement of political liberalism and ethical philosophy of rights, liberty, and happiness across boards.

The election results apparently shows some degree of morality expressing oneness in diversity. From race to colour down to gender differences, the mid term election results gave a contrary perspectives of the hate and anti-Semitic chants which has been perceived in recent times. Indeed, it was a result which distinguishes Love from hate, Unity from bridges, nobility from bigotry,Patriotism from Nationalism among other positive nuances.

It is therefore a clarion warning to leaders who care to see beyond the picture of power, that authority when used in a wrong way can lead to a revolutionary change among the people not even an hurricane can prevent from happening. Subsequently, if a leader must win the heart of the majority, it administrative system must learn to support civil rights, democracy, secularism, gender equality, racial equality, internationalism, freedom of speech, press freedom, as well as freedom of religion.

A leader must learn to respect people not based on the color of their skin types, racial background, and gender preferences, but because it right to accord every persons the rights and privileges they deserve first as a human being. No leader must promote hate or build bridges in a world where globalization has become the order of modern doctrines. The end product might be counter productive, as individuals will one day rise up against these ignoble practices as a way of standing up for what is right and just.
Cite This Article As: Dickson Eyinmosan Jnr.. "Mid-Term Elections: A win for Political Liberalism." International Youth Journal, 26. November 2018.

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