Politics – some basic definitions
Listopad 16, 2016 Agata Pruszyńska
Vocabulary – politics
Today we focus on politics and explain a few definitions related to this topic. If you’d like, you can add yours. Feel free to do it in the comments below.
A) What is a SMEAR CAMPAIGN?
SMEAR CAMPAIGN => is a negative political tactic led with the aim of destroying or harming considerably the reputation of the political party by untrue infromation leaked to the press, television or other media.
B) Who is a GRASSROOTS CANDIDATE?
GRASSROOTS CANDIDATE => is a person who comes from a particular political party and applies for a specific position in politics.
C) What is the difference between a LEFT-WING and RIGHT-WING PARTY?
LEFT-WING PARTY leans on social equality. Its members are concerned about people who are in their opinion disadvantaged. Their aim is to reduce or do away with unjustified inequalities.
RIGHT-WING PARTY claims that social inequalities are normal, unavoidable and natural. Its members value tradition and believe in economic freedom.
lef-wing party => partia lewicowa
right-wing party => partia prawicowa
D) Which 5 basic civil liberties are provided by the Constitution?
CIVIL RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
1. Freedom of assembly (wolność zgromadzeń),
2. Freedom of association (wolność zszerzania się)
3. Freedom of conscience (wolność sumienia)
4. Freedom of religion (wolność wyznania)
5. Freedom of speech and expression (wolność słowa)
Civil liberties – swobody obywatelskie
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