One example of how I have experienced the tension between the ideas of freedom vs. order and freedom vs. equality would be the special protections and privileges granted to those identified by the state to have a physical or mental handicap.These protections and privileges include enhanced parking rights, direct protections from discrimination, and a right to reasonable general public accommodations.
While some may argue that these rights and privileges bestow a certain inequality on the non-handicapped and those yet to seek official handicapped status, I feel these privileges and public accommodations remained generally reasonable in practice.
One example would be easily accessible public parking in the front of a businesses. While it may cause an inconvenience to those not found to be handicapped by the state, 10 more feet of walking usually doesn’t prove to be much of an inconvenience to me but I could understand how it could prove impossible for others.
One example of a recent social debate that I feel has proven to divide Americans of different political subcultures is the current debate related to the role of welfare in our society. While those among the Individualistic subculture may choose to keep the choice of charitable giving to the individual, others among Moralistic subculture may choose to force everyone to participate and contribute equally for the greater good.
Those among the traditionalist subcategory seem to take a similar position to that of the Individualistic subgroup, where as they seem to be motivated to keep the choice of charitable giving to the individual elite. Although, the Traditionalist differ from the Individualistic in that they usually don’t support welfare reform as much as the continuation of the current circumstances.