PS: System in which policies reflect the majority's will. Essentially, Democracy.
IR: Rights, privileges, or immunities granted to individual by the government.
Legit: A government acting within its appropriate realm of jurisdiction.
Value: Legitimacy'Contention 1': Ordinary Citizens make better laws than Politicians -Quote from Madison -Society (PS) choses their individual rights
Contention 2: Government must serve the people
Contention 3: PS provides accountability and meaningful liberty A government either has popular sovereignty, or "unpopular sovereignty." Only the popular ones are legitimate. NEGATIVE
Value: Individual rights