Government of the Powerful vs Government of the People

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Status

Open for use, anywhere, at any time.

Origin

Original post on MPR new forum

Call to Action

Use this frame in all your postings. Start with "powerful, or the people?" or "people, or the powerful?" Reference the "powerful", then contrast with the interests of the "people".

Analysis

The idea here is to point out that the powerful in control of conservative politics work for their own interests at all times. These interests are almost always at odds with those of most people.

Using this frame forces people to choose between identifying with the powerful, or with the people.

Points to make:

  • The powerful always fight for their own interests.
  • Some argue on behalf of the powerful, and the powerful are grateful.
  • The people's interests are at odds with the interests of the powerful.
  • America is a government of the people.

Comments

Inspired by George Lakoff's work on frames.

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