COMMUNITARIANISM COUNTERPLAN 45
Plan: The United States as a geographic entity will adopt the Communitarian platform as laid out by the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University as a mode of policymaking, especially INSTEAD OF the of privacy regulations specified in the plan. Normal means. We will explain what we mean.
ONE - TOPICALITY: NOT PROTECT PRIVACY
Embrace of communitarianism acts against protecting a specific right to privacy.
TWO COMMUNITARIANISM AVOIDS OVERCOMMITMENT TO PROTECTING RIGHTS
COMMUNITARIANISM BALANCES INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
RANDOLPH COURT; technology policy analyst, Progressive Policy Institute, The New Democrat, February, 1999 / March, 1999; Pg. 30 TITLE: PUBLIC INTEREST IN PRIVATE MATTERS; The Search for Balance Between Privacy and the Common Good in the Cyber Age // acs-VT2001
Etzioni's communitarianism holds that "a good society seeks a carefully crafted balance between individual rights and social responsibilities, between liberty and the common good." Privacy concerns, he says, too often trump other important social values, particularly public health and safety.
THREE COMPETITION: CANNOT HAVE THE PLAN AND COMMUNITARIANISM
A. TEXTUALLY COMPETITIVE CANT PROTECT PRIVACY AND HAVE THE COMMUNITARIAN PLATFORM
B. NET BENEFIT PROTECTING PRIVACY MAKES THE COMMUNITARIAN PLATFORM LESS POSSIBLE
INCREASED PRIVACY PROTECTIONS DAMAGE OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY
GAIL SPECTOR; The Boston Globe, August 15, 1999, SECTION: WEST WEEKLY; Pg. 2 TITLE: Privacy clashes with community transplants // acs-EE2001
Yes, we're gaining privacy, but in doing so, we're fencing ourselves in and locking each other out. And, we're teaching our children that privacy and isolation rank higher in value than a sense of community.
C. NET BENEFIT COMMUNITARIAN PLATFORM AVOIDS THE PRIVACY REGULATIONS WHICH CAUSE THE DISADVANTAGES
FOUR SOLVENCY: COMMUNITARIANISM IS A BALANCING PROCESS WHICH GAINS THE BEST OUTCOME
COMMUNITARIANISM IS A CONSTANT BALANCING PROCESS WHICH IS ADAPTABLE TO ANY SITUATION
INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITARIAN POLICY STUDIES, 2000; The Communitarian Platform,http://www.communitariannetwork.org/platformtext.htm // acs-EE2001
The basic communitarian quest for balances between individuals and groups, rights and responsibilities, and among the institutions of state, market, and civil society is a constant, ongoing enterprise. Because this quest takes place within history and within varying social contexts, however, the evaluation of what is a proper moral stance will vary according to circumstances of time and place. If we were in China today, we would argue vigorously for more individual rights; in contemporary America, we emphasize individual and social responsibilities.
FIVE ADVANTAGE COMMUNITARIANISM CREATES THE "GOOD": SOCIETY
COMMUNITARIANISM CREATES THE GOOD SOCIETY BASED ON COOPERATION, GROWTH AND ADAPTATION
INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITARIAN POLICY STUDIES, 2000; The Communitarian Visionhttp://www.gwu.edu/~icps/vision.html // acs-EE2001
Communitarianism is essentially an optimistic approach to issues of public policy. While mindful of human tendencies to act in self-interested ways, Communitarians believe that it is possible to build a good society based on the desire of human beings to cooperate to achieve community goals that are based on positive values. This has been the essential optimistic view that has animated Americans throughout our history. New times raise new issues, but the communitarian focus on the values of the good society provides a vital guide to maintaining the good society.