Name Tutor Class Date The Government of Texas Question 1. According to your notes there are three political subcultures: Individualistic Traditionalistic and Moralistic- which do you prefer and why?I prefer the moralistic political culture. It is because unlike other subcultures it allows people to be actively involved in political activities. The government is allowed to assume its role as a means to the people so that they can meet their ends civic involvement and uphold its honesty. The moralistic culture aims to welcome the government' intervention to assist people to harmonize opportunities to all and instill a sense the federalist system model to develop the balance between the State government and the Local government. Texas is supposed to establish the state government' power then establish the power of the local government reasonably and without overlap whatsoever. By doing so the state' power is reduced and government’ power placed in people' hands. For example the state government should be left with the interstate responsibilities while the local government to handle internal affairs like tax collection and elections. Then the general welfares and education remain among the shared responsibilities all of which can be possible with people’ vote. [...]
Question 1: According to your notes, there are three political subcultures: Individualistic, Traditionalistic and Moralistic- which do you prefer and why? Question 2: Based on what you read in the lectures and the textbook, do you think interest groups are a positive or a negative influence on politics in Texas? Question 3: In the notes, it is suggested that the judicial branch (courts) is just as political as the executive (governor) and legislative (legislature) branches of Texas government. Do you agree or disagree? Question 4: Like every state, Texas is made up of cities, towns and communities. However, it is also a state and must balance local independence (letting local folks make decisions) with state law. Where do you think that balance should be- with local governments (Mayors and City Councils) or with state government (Governor and the Legislature)? Do you think it should vary by policy area?