Howard Katz Candidate for Congress
Democrat, California's 49th Congressional District
Paid for by Howard Katz for Congress FEC ID - C00471441
Capitalism - an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of
production and distribution of goods, characterized by a free competitive market and
motivation by profit.
Communism - the political theory or system in which all property and wealth are owned in
a classless society by all the members of a community.
Democracy - a system of government based on the principle of majority decision making
where there are free and equal rights for every person to participate in the government, often
practiced by electing representatives of the people by the people.
Democrat - a person who is a member of the Democratic Party, follows the socially liberal
policies of the Democratic Party, and votes for Democratic Party candidates and causes.
Fascism - the political theory or system that favors a dictatorial form of government,
centralized control of private enterprise, support of corporations for their benefit, repression
of all opposition, and extreme nationalism.
Regulation - an order issued by a government department or agency that has the force of
law. Also, regulation is by official rule, law, or order stating what may or may not be done
or how something must be done. Regulating something is the adjusting, organizing, or
controlling of something, or the state of being adjusted, organized, or controlled.
Republican - a person who is a member of the Republican Party, follows the conservative
policies of the Republican Party, and votes for Republican Party candidates and causes.
Social Contract - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke theorized that
free men establish political community in which each gain civil rights in return for subjecting
to political authority, which should be used for the betterment of the general good. When
political authority fails to provide for the general good, the contract is renegotiated using
elections and the right of rebellion in case of tyranny.
Socialism - a political theory or system in which the means of production and distribution
are controlled by the people and operated according to equity and fairness rather than
Totalitarianism - a political theory or system that favors a centralized government where a
single party without opposition rules over political, economic, social, and cultural life.