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Policing our Morality: The Age of Consent Campaign and the Struggle to Overturn Roe v. Wade

- Policing our Morality: The Age of Consent Campaign and the Struggle to Overturn Roe v. Wade In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the sexuality of young men and women was a common topic of debate. Many groups tried to restrict teenage sexuality by beginning campaigns to raise the age of consent in all states to either 16 or 18. Although this cause was noble, in theory, many unintended consequences occurred. In modern times, many religious and political groups are trying to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that decriminalized abortion for women in most circumstances....   [tags: Abortion ]

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Same Love By Macklemore Is A Popular American Rapper

- Most people would agree that the song “Same Love” by Macklemore is a song about gay rights and the need for legislature to pass a law allowing same sex marriage. Upon a closer listen to the lyrics, however, you come to realize that the song is about so much more than the need for a law being passed. Instead it represents what being gay actually means and how wrongfully people are being treated because of the stigma attached to being gay. This essay will argue that the song “Same Love” by Macklemore represents the fact that there is so much more that needs to be done than the legalization of same sex marriage....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Conformity In Arlie Russell's Stranger In Their Own Land

- Conformity: compliance with standards, rules, or laws. This theme was clearly presented in the book Stranger in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell. This book is about the sociologist Arlie Russell’s journey, or experience visiting the “red states” of America to try and find out the point of view of conservatives, as she herself was liberal. She takes on this experience to learn more on our countries divided political views and see what we could agree on, or at least compromise on. In this book, I believe conformity is a big theme because many of the people Russell interviewed may have considered themselves patriotic and nationalistic....   [tags: Liberalism, Nationalism, Liberal, Patriotism]

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Lights, Camera, the Pursuit of Happiness

- “The American Revolution was a radical revolution, rooted in natural rights and individualism” (Richards). This is not only the life blood of the United States of America, but also the life blood of the conservative narrative. The conservative narrative tells the tale of individual responsibility and action, tales of hope and integrity. More importantly the conservative narrative is based on the very same foundation of the conservative party: “the liberty of the individual and…upon individual responsibility” (O’Rourke)....   [tags: American Revolutions, FIlms Analysis, Mr Deeds]

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Why the Labour Party Won the Election in 1945

- Why the Labour Party Won the Election in 1945 The Labour Party won the general election in 1945, with Clement Attlee returning as Prime Minister. The state of play was that Labour has won 314 seats, the Conservatives 294. Socialism was not widely recognised until 1945. The majority of people were almost frightened by it. This was because Russia was a socialist state, promoting communism. When Russia proved to be a reliable alley during the war, socialism became less strange and was more approved of....   [tags: Papers]

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Te Obama Administrations Efforts to Go Green

- In the Obama Administration, they are committed to finding new ways to help create and consume energy in America. In the new reform, they are looking towards a better future in which they can help the environment, but also look forward to creating better jobs. The government seems to be actively promoting the creation of “green” jobs. Part of this project is to focus on creating jobs, but to make it environmental friendly. At times it seems truly impossible to cover all the aspects of going green....   [tags: environment, energy, expense]

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Mexicos Economy An Politics In 19th Century

- Civil war had destroyed both social stability and the economy. Also, few people had enough political experience to bind Mexico together. The first constitution, spread in 1824, giving state legislators the power to elect both the president and the vice president. A result of this constitution, caused a series of weak presidents struggled to form an effective government. During this time, Mexico’s political elite began to divide into two opposing factions: conservatives and liberals. The conservatives favored a highly centralized government and wanted to maintain the Catholic Church’s power and control of educational facilities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ronald Dworkins Liberal Morality

- Dworkin begins by roughly defining liberalism according to the New Deal: “It combined an emphasis on less inequality and greater economic stability with more abundant political and civil liberty for the groups campaigning for these goals.” Dworkin states that such a definition is inadequate and goes on to elaborate on liberalism in more depth. The liberal, in economic policies, demands that the inequalities of wealth be reduced through social programs such as “welfare and other redistribution financed by a progressive tax.” Liberals also take a Keynesian policy toward the governments stabilizing intervention in the economy, such as controlling inflation and unemployment....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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I Don 't Put Much Stock Politics Liberal Or Liberal Labels

- I don’t put much stock in conservative or liberal labels. Such labels strike me as tags that allow people to express their ignorance about one another. As used in our society today, both are little more than divisive name calling. In a nation that politically has gone completely bonkers, it really does not matter if you are a conservative or a liberal – both are getting royally screwed by the same political system. The selection of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as presidential nominees is not the just the fault of conservatives or liberals....   [tags: Democratic Party, President of the United States]

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Summary Of ' On The Need Of Some Grammar '

- Summary of “On the Need of Some Grammar” 1. In his chapter “On the Need of Some Grammar” found in Modern American Usage, Wilson Follett argues that we need grammar to govern our language. 2. Follett explains that the type of grammar we need is traditional. A traditional approach to grammar involves an emphasis on syntax. Syntax deals with how words relate to each other in a sentence. This knowledge of how words work together provides the type of logical analysis necessary to speak and write correctly....   [tags: Linguistics, Grammar, Linguistic prescription]

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The Harper Government’s Abuse of Ideology

- Our Canadian federal political system is predicated on the existence of a variety of parties which operate under their respective ideologies. There are the Conservatives, the Liberals, the NDP, the Greens, the Marxists and a number of smaller parties. Arguably, this multi-party system is helpful to voters in determining for whom to cast their ballots. Our system allows us to vote for the group that most aligns with the ideology that we have developed as a result of our values and beliefs. Oxford Dictionaries defines ideology as a “system of ideas and ideals, especially one which forms the basis of economic and political theory and policy.” Ideology forms a foundation for understanding the w...   [tags: Canadian federal political system]

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Making a Case Against Legal Abortion

- One of the most famous documents pertaining to medical ethics is the Hippocratic Oath. A particular passage notes that one “will not give a woman a destructive pessary”. A pessary was historically used for giving abortions. To some, this is definitive evidence that abortions are morally wrong and should not be carried out. To others, they believe the reference to pessaries was specific and not necessarily related to abortion. At any rate, there is a massive struggle between those who are pro-life and those who are pro-choice....   [tags: going agains Hippocratic oath]

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The Issue Of Federal Entitlement Program

- The United States has been facing some serious issues for an extensive amount of years, and it is our duty, as American citizens, to find a solution to these problems that we are facing because they not only affect us, but these problems affect the future generations of America. In today’s society, about one half of American families are receiving some kind of benefits from the government, which is furthering our beloved country into a current debt of $18 trillion and on the rise. In 2010, federal entitlement program spending had risen to a shocking $2.2 trillion; money that went toward Medicare (health care for elderly people), Medicaid (health care for less fortunate people), and Social Se...   [tags: Welfare, Unemployment, United States]

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The Issue Of Euthanasia Is All Over The Place

- The issue of Euthanasia is all over the place, while some feel individuals should have the right to determine when and how they end their lives, others oppose the involvement of doctors in the process, and lastly some people disagree with euthanasia for religious reasons for example in Christian religion the belief that if one commits suicide you will be immediately sent to hell. With these contrasting views a massive debate on the issue is created, impacting thousands of lives who both wish and disagree with the idea of legalizing euthanasia....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Homicide, Assisted suicide]

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The Historical Bible Of The Civil Rights Movement

- This slim volume, referred to by Martin Luther King as "the historical bible of the Civil Rights movement," makes a compelling case that the Jim Crow system of racial legislation that dominated the South was not a natural outgrowth of slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, or even Redemption, but rather a haphazard creation of Southern whites in the last decade of the nineteenth century. Woodward begin his series of lectures by nothing that, although an early form of Jim Crow-type legislation could be found in the cities of the antebellum North ("One of the strangest things about the career of Jim Crow was that the system was born in the North and reached an advanced age before moving South...   [tags: Southern United States, African American]

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Religion Is An Important Part Of American Values

- Religion has always been tightly intertwined with American history ever since the Europeans came to colonize America so that they could escape the religious oppression of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England. Religion is an important part of American politics because religion has a long history of being a core American value. Religion can be seen through the actions of politicians such as the President who always asks God to bless America in speeches, the pledge of allegiance in schools, the sending of prayers to victims of disasters, and the commending of religious values....   [tags: Religion, Morality, Faith, Goods]

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The Year to Take Back Our Government

- This could be the most decisive year in the history of the United States. The American people will decide our standing as the leader of the free world and define our struggle to remain free and independent of the repressive federal government now entrenched in Washington. Will we become subjects of power-hungry corrupt politicians, or regain control of our government and live our lives as our Constitution and founders intended. The answer to the November election question will determine our fate....   [tags: Political Activism]

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The Failure The Hundred Day Reform Movement

- The failure the Hundred Day Reform Movement The 1898 reform movement is the first bourgeois-capitalistic reform movement in the Chinese history, which attempted to fundamentally change China’s educational, sociopolitical, cultural and military system. It is also famously known as the Hundred Days Reform as a result of its duration of 103 days, and finally terminated by Empress Dowager Cixi. The leading figures of the reform movement were Kang Youwei and Liangqi Chao. This reform movement has a significant impact in motivating Chinese people’s sense of patriotism and national consciousness....   [tags: Qing Dynasty, Empress Dowager Cixi]

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Correlation Between Voter Turnout And Political Polarization

- Political polarization is a prominent issue in elected officials today, according to a study done by Pew Research Center in 1973-74 there was substantial overlap between the most liberal and the most conservative Senators and House Representatives in the way they voted. In 1993-94 there was less overlap then there was in the 70’s, but it was still there, unfortunately in 2011-12 there was almost no overlap remaining. This shows that polarization is in fact getting worse in Congress and causing significant problems....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voter turnout, Voting]

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Is it sorta like coherent ramblings?

- Sometimes people say and do things that seem stupid on the surface. “Half this game is 90% mental” is a Yogi Berra quote that is funny but NOT stupid. It’s simply a confusing way of saying that the game is 45% mental. At other times, people say and do things that ARE stupid—on the surface or otherwise. But, we won’t even go there. And, sometimes people are simply out-and-out lying zealots. They say and do things designed to prove some ideological point. They’re mindless ideologues for whom the ends always justify the means....   [tags: Politics]

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The Legacy Of Lyndon B. Johnson

- As the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson and his social reform known as the Great Society, came to a close in 1969, the emergence of neoliberalism appeared in the 1970’s. There was now a massive departure from social welfare reforms and an influx of conservative reforms that pinpointed a reduction in federal government supervision and the advocacy of privatization of public sectors. Furthermore, America shifted from a welfare state to a neoliberal state through the rise of conservative ideals and inflation....   [tags: President of the United States, Ronald Reagan]

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Are Background Checks Needed for Gun Sales at Gun Shows?

- Gun control debates of the past have led to the passage of some legislation, the most prominent measure being the Brady Bill, which required that background checks be run on potential customers before they were sold a gun. However, this national legislation concerning gun control only applies to licensed gun dealers. This has left a huge “gun control loophole,” the sale of firearms by unlicensed dealers and private collectors at gun shows, at the national level, which has recently become the center of intense debate....   [tags: Gun Control Essays]

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The Women’s Rights Debate

- Due to the current intensification of the reproductive health debate, the American public has recently been blasted with a plethora of media coverage of birth control and women’s rights related issues. It seems rather absurd, in this day in age, to abruptly attack contraception and birth control practices. In my opinion, this sort of rhetoric is counter-productive and tends to further divide the American public on issues that, for most of us, seem to be indisputable. Furthermore, the current women’s health rights dispute undermines the achievements of a countless number of activists and visionaries that date back to the foundation of the Republic....   [tags: Women Empowerment]

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Freedom of speech

- Do Americans take the First Amendment for granted, or use it, as a clutch to say what they feel is appropriate. The First Amendment states that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. (Siegel 3) But what is Freedom of Speech. It is our ability to say what we want, when we want and to whom we want....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The English Election System

- The English Election System Once the Queen has appointed a person to the office of Prime Minister, he can remain in office only for so long as he has majority support in the House of Commons. If he is defeated there, he may resign and leave the Queen looking for a new one. According to law the period between general elections must never be more than five years. Within these five years the Prime Minister may choose the date for a general election, this gives him and his party a great advantage, because then he can choose a time when the opinion is high for his party....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Politics and Poverty

- Politics and Poverty Today there is a split in American politics on how to combat poverty. Throughout history, how America combats poverty has changed depending on what party is running the government. There has been a number of different parties however, Republican, Democrat, The Bull Moose Party, and other various ones. However, these views can be put into two main categories: The Liberal ideology and the Conservative ideology. There are three areas, which have broad and differing views on how to combat poverty....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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National Defense: A Political Perspective

- National Defense: A Political Perspective The defense of our nation has always been a strong issue throughout America’s political history. Although our nation has not existed a long period of time, our country has had to take up arms to make the world safe for democracy many times. Liberals and conservatives are also constantly up in arms over the issue of the best way to defend the country. One of the foremost issues in the ongoing debate is that of a Ballistic Missile Defense program. The idea was first pitched during the tense period of the Cold War....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Political Party Funding

- Political Party Funding Political parties require funds so that they can pay for election campaigns and wages and so forth. Donations can range from a mere £5 a year to millions of pounds, or funding for offices and equipment. Frequently, a party spends a lot more money in a year than they will receive in donations or membership fees. To see how the parties are funded, it is best to look at them individually. The Liberal Democrats, in comparison to the big two, have a relatively small income of about £3m....   [tags: Papers]

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Public Education

- Public Education Education is an issue that touches everyone’s lives in one way or another. Whether you are a parent, student, teacher, taxpayer, or employee, the effects of education on society can be seen everyday. For this reason, public schools are a top concern among political leaders. Over the past twenty-five years, confidence in the nation’s public school system has dramatically declined. While the public for the most part seems to support their school district, criticism is not lacking....   [tags: A Level Essays]

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The Politics of Edmund Burke as Related to Classical Liberalism and its Derivatives

- Edmund Burke was a political philosopher and a member of British Parliament who is generally considered to be the founder of modern conservatism. His politics are a fusion of other political theorists, and thus aren't particularly cohesive or systematic. However, Burke is an important figure in the history of political thought and he was known for his ability as an orator and statesman. Burke saw society as if it was an evolving organism. He felt that, like a body, all aspects of a society must be functioning properly in order for society as a whole to remain healthy....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Effect the 1982 Falklands War had on Margaret Thatcher’s Political Career

- ... The two countries had been trying to settle this argument by talking for the past 15 years but according to Thatcher it was time to take action. As Fox News suggests, Thatcher believed that, “aggression should not be tolerated.” (Margaret Thatcher's Legacy Partly Hinged On Falklands Islands War, 2013) The war was clearly important to Margaret Thatcher ,as in her memoires she had said “Much was at stake: what we were fighting for 8,000 miles away in South Atlantic was not only the territory and the people of the Falkland’s, important though they were....   [tags: general election, british leader]

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Analysis Of George Lakoff 's ' What 's A Word? '

- In the article “What’s in a Word?” (2004), the author George Lakoff, a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, describes that the term utilized to refer to the issue of same-sex marriage and the way that society frames the issue can change the whole view. Lakoff develops his claim by breaking down the issue of gay marriage into three perspectives: to American society, to conservatives and to liberals. Lakoff’s purpose of this article is to reveal how the meaning of a word and attitude towards an issue can have a negative affect as a whole in order to encourage Americans to reframe the negative connotation of gay marriage....   [tags: Marriage, Same-sex marriage, Homosexuality]

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Fallacies in the Newspaper

- The effective use of rhetoric can spur people into action for worthy causes, bring about positive health changes, and even persuade one to finish a college education. In contrast, like most things in life, what can be used for good can also be used in a negative way to elicit emotions such as outrage, fear, and panic. This type of rhetoric often uses fallacious statements in an appeal to emotion which complicates the matter even more as the emotions are misdirected. Unfortunately, the daily newspapers are filled with numerous examples of fallacious statements....   [tags: Journalism ]

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The Ideologies of Racism and Nativism

- The ideologies of racism and nativism and the structural causes of politics and laws create and sustain the social injustices associated with immigration. An ideology is a type of belief system based on societal values and norms. Ideologies are shared by a group of people and are passed down through generations. The attitudes of racism and nativism, as harsh and unfair as they may be, have existed in this country for hundreds of years. Nativists years ago feared loosing cultural, political, economic, and social control of America to immigrants just as the American people do today....   [tags: ideology, racism, nativism, immigatrion system]

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Milestones in Federal Gun Control Legislation

- A growing number of publicized tragedies caused by gun violence have caused a great stir in the American community. Recently, President Barack Obama has made proposals to tighten the regulation of and the restrictions on the possession of weapons in America to lessen these tragedies. Should the legislative branch decide in favor of his proposals, all American citizens who do or wish to own the type of weapons in question or who use current loopholes in existing policy would be directly affected....   [tags: gun sales, second amendment, gun control]

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The Truth Behind America's Anti-Immigration Ideology

- The ideologies of racism and nativism as well as the structural causes of politics and laws create and sustain the social injustices associated with immigration. An ideology is a type of belief system based on societal values and norms. Ideologies are not only shared by a group of people but are passed down through generations. The attitudes of racism and nativism, as harsh and unfair as they may be, have existed in this country for hundreds of years. Nativists years ago feared loosing cultural, political, economic, and social control of America to immigrants very much just like the American people do today....   [tags: racism and nativism]

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The Tea Party Movement

- The tea party has been a hot topic in the United States ever since the movement began in 2008, yet many people do not understand what exactly it is. Contrary to what some people may think, the tea party is not a true political party. It can broadly be defined as a gathering of libertarians, conservatives, and other people who want to change Washington. The common ideals of the tea party movement are cutting government spending, limiting taxes, and stopping excessive federal regulations....   [tags: Political Movement, American Social Issues]

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Southern Baptist Convention Controversies

- Southern Baptist are the largest Baptist community, called the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). This convention meets on a yearly basis and members from all Southern Baptist Congregations attend. These members are called Messengers. The help vote on new leaders and bring new information about their congregation to other congregations. This paper will discuss the SBC controversies faced in 1985, why I think this topic is significant, and why people should know about the SBC today. In 1985, the SBC believed ordination was restricted to men, and women could become deacons....   [tags: racism, bapstist community, religion]

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The Liberal Election Victory of 1906

- The Liberal Election Victory of 1906 The Liberals won a 'landslide' election victory in 1906. It is claimed that the loss of power for the Conservatives was largely due to a decline in fortunes as the party split due to issues over tariff reforms. On the other hand it is assumed that the loss was due to the complacency and the neglect of Workingmen's Interests. Arthur James Balfour had become the Conservative leader in the House of Commons and served (1891-92, 1895-1903) as the first Lord of the treasury....   [tags: Papers]

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The Protection of Pornography in Canada

- Introduction During the 1950's there was a social movement against the pornography industry in Canada. Religious and Feminist groups were concerned about the harmful effects regarding the danger and degradation of women. The opposition to this movement was that pornography was a freedom of expression and sexual orientation. This brought about many political debates and controversies about what is ethically right and what is a personal freedom. This created many problems for the Canadian government on how to legislate pornography and up hold the Common Rights of Canada....   [tags: Media Censorship]

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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

- “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court is a book written by Jeffrey Toobin. Jeffrey Toobin is a staff writer for the New Yorker, as well as, a CNN senior legal analyst. “The Nine” starts in the Reagan and ends in 2007. Toobin discusses all the major cases that the Supreme Court made a ruling on during that time period. He also talks about each of the Justices, their personalities and how they came to make the decisions they did. One of the things that I found most interesting about the book was that Toobin described how the Justices became Justices....   [tags: inner workings of the Supreme Court]

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Terrorism - Using Social Security to Fight Bush’s War

- Using Social Security to Fight Bush’s War I have a rational fear: a fear that the September 11th attack has given the Bush administration a free hand in pursuing a conservative domestic agenda. This has so far been unspeakable in the media. But it must be said, lest it happen for sure. Where is the $40 billion for the war on terror coming from. Not from a rise in taxes and not from sacrifices to be made by the rich. Where then. The only available source I can think of is the Social Security "lockbox," which is now wide open....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the British Electoral System as Used in The General Election

- The Strengths and Weaknesses of the British Electoral System as Used in The General Election For many, many years, the first past the post electoral system has been used in Britain. Since it has been used for so long, it should surely mean that it is a success. This is not necessarily true, as over the past few years criticism of the system has been growing and a search for an alternative been started. The main concern about the system is that it is not fair. It is possible for a party, who gain few votes, to get a huge majority of seats....   [tags: Papers]

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Cultural Diversity and Racial Privilege

- In Henry Lewis Gates’ article, The Debate Has Been Miscast from the Start, he reveals the advantages to having multiculturalism in the curriculum of America’s schools. He would argue that in order to create true diversity and understanding of cultural differences, the nation must provide its students with a wide array of opportunities to understand other cultures besides their own. Peggy McIntosh takes on a similar situation when she takes into consideration how she was taught diversity in schools as a child....   [tags: Henry Lewis Gates' article analysis]

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The Frech Revolution and Nationalism

- Nationalism is a unifying term that looks to create a national community by sharing the history of the nation, its religion, language, and common culture. As the nineteenth century moved away from the Enlightenment and the universalism that came with it, nationalism was inspired by the freethinking Romantics. Although the ideology of nationalism started off along side liberalism, it grew to be accepted by both liberals and conservatives as the nineteenth century moved along. Nationalism became established during the French Revolution in response to social and economic changes....   [tags: Movement in Europe, Culture]

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Drug Testing and Public Assistance

- Our country has faced many issues in Social Welfare and many of these issues have become a hot topic around the drinking fountain at work. Everything from the viability of social security, unemployment insurance, supplemental security income, medicare and medicaid, private insurance and the managed care system, section 8 housing assistance, and food stamps and temporary assistance to needy families. These issues generate a lot of strong feelings on either side. In this paper I will be discussing arguments for and against drug testing for welfare recipients, particularly recipients of food stamps and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families....   [tags: social welfare, food stamps, medicaid]

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Are Poliltical Parties in Decline?

- The debate is often made that politics is rapidly becoming unpopular, unattractive and is ultimately shown to be out of favour with the masses, and this can be said to be reflected upon, and arguably due to, the traditional political parties in Great Britain. In order to receive a clearer picture of this shift in the political landscape the previously less mainstream parties must be entered into the discourse, and the changing behaviour of the voters in response to such movements must also be addressed....   [tags: elections, policy, labour]

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Conservatism as a Tension between Paternalism and Libertarianism

- Conservatism as a Tension between Paternalism and Libertarianism There are many different strands of conservatism within the ideology, the most significant of which in modern terms are paternalism and libertarianism. This conflict can be illustrated by the rival traditions of one-nation conservatism and New Right, or in particular neoliberal, conservatism. The basic idea of paternalism is to have authority over people for their own good. Whereas continental conservatives in the nineteenth century opposed any change, an Anglo-American tradition began with Edmund Burke which was more cautious, modest and pragmatic - these type of conservatives were willing to ‘change...   [tags: Papers]

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The Electoral Systems of Britain and Sweden

- The Electoral Systems of Britain and Sweden The quality of a democracy is regulated by the electoral system that awards seats in democratic assemblies to those seeking office. This paper will compare the electoral systems of the parliaments of the United Kingdom (herein called Britain) and Sweden in order to determine which country has the preferred electoral system. The quality to be measured is the fairness of democratic representation, which is to say, how properly the various public interests are represented and how much control voters have over their government....   [tags: comparative political analysis]

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The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage

- The Issues of Abortion and Gay Marriage The issues of abortion and gay marriage rights were issues that were fought over constantly by Liberals and Conservatives in the last elections. Both parties had different ways of looking at these problems, hence they both had different ideas as to how we could solve these problems. The Conservatives tended to take a more traditional stance, whereas the Liberals were set on pursuing the problem with new age solutions. The issue of gay marriage is a rather new controversy that has only become disputed in the last decade....   [tags: Abortion Political Gay Rights Ideology Essays]

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William Lyon Mackenzie King

- William Lyon Mackenzie King was one of the greatest prime ministers in Canada, although he did not give a fascinating speech or had an exciting image and supported few radical policies . King’s opinions were very strong and would not be changed no matter what. No one could influence King and this was shown through his leadership during the Great Depression and the election in 1930. When the Great Depression occurred right around 1930, William Lyon Mackenzie King and his government did not respond strongly ....   [tags: opinion, depression, government, election]

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Analysis Of Trump 's ' Trump Triumphs '

- he topic that I chose was “Trump Triumphs.” I chose this topic because Trump was just elected president two days ago and there are a lot of mixed reactions and feelings towards the new president. Due to all of these mixed feelings toward Trump, I wanted to look into articles that talked about his victory from the three different sides. The liberal biased article, the left side, is going to be unhappy with the result of Trump being president because they usually support Democrats. While the conservative biased article, the right side, is going to be happy with the results because the conservatives support Republicans....   [tags: Barack Obama, Democratic Party]

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Work Discrimination Laws : Providing Security

- Work Discrimination Laws Providing Security. The lack of discrimination protection for LGBTQ individuals can make it extremely hard for these individuals to provide for their family. “Studies show that anywhere from 15 percent to 43 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people have experienced some form of discrimination and harassment in the workplace” (GAY & Major, 2015). Imagine having to fear for your job every day, add to that the possibility of harassment and or abuse and you have the perfect storm for failure....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Babies Having Babies

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Fighting Without Knowledge Will Hurt

- In this era of information overload, our brains are bombarded by so many different news outlets it can be difficult to choose which channel you want to watch. With all the accusations of liberal or conservative bias dominating the feuds between the cable news channels, it would be easiest to choose the channel that we believe best fits our own ideological views. When you look at MSNBC and Fox News the ideologies seem to be completely opposite, but they have some similarities. Both are accused of having either a liberal or a conservative bias and it is not very difficult to tell which side the outlet leans toward, because of their constant bickering back and forth....   [tags: Media]

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- For several years lay observations have caused a postulate of theory which is; within the time it takes for a high school senior to advance to a distinction of sophomore at University level, a phenomenon of sudden change by these young adults to a contradictory belief system has occurred. Having close association to young adults; both relational and by acquaintance, certain aspects of personality, specifically; the need for social belonging, raised the thought that it was this rather than true contemplation of ideas and beliefs, that had influence over the rapid contrast in ideological belief....   [tags: Ideology, Socialization]

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American Conservatism

- American Conservatism Beginning with Nixon and continuing with Reagan after the radical changes of American culture in the sixties and seventies, Americans would begin to shift towards more conservative ideas unsure of the rapid radical change. In the 1994 mid term elections, the American people would elect a congress of mostly conservatives for the first time in nearly 50 years. At the core of this success would be the Contract with America. A set of promises and goals devised by conservative congressional representative Newt Gingrich....   [tags: Politics United States History]

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Effects of The Colbert Report On American Youth

- In this era of technology there has become an increasing thirst for a constant flow of information and news. With the giant news corporations such as CNN, Fox, and MSNBC there are plenty of places you can go to find information. However, Stephen Colbert has paved the way for a new type of news through his patriotic filled program, The Colbert Report. Colbert portrays himself as an extremely conservative, right winged pundit, anxious to assert his opinion on every issue that crosses his desk. However, this is not the true Colbert, it is merely the façade that he hides behind to conceal his left leaning tendencies....   [tags: stephen colvert, enlightenment]

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criminal justice

- Tushnet's A Court Divided By R. Anastasia Tremaine - February, 2005 Tushnet's A Court Divided Tushnet (2005) takes an insightful look into the current Supreme Court and what it means for the future in his work entitled A Court Divided. Much has been discussed about the Court, particularly since the 2000 election ended up being referred to the judicial branch of government. Constitutional law has always been fascinating subject, as it broaches the areas of guaranteed legal protections....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rewriting the Bible

- Pink Cross Publishing is revising a gay Bible that will hit the shelves in a matter of weeks. Instead of portraying the common couples of the Bible: Adam and Eve, Mary and Joseph, and Samson and Delilah, there is now Adam and Steve, Mary and Josephine, and Samantha and Delilah. All of Jesus’ disciples will be gay except Judas, and Satan will be straight. Children’s workbooks are also being made to accompany this Bible ("Dead Serious News"). There are many people who are trying to rewrite the Bible for a variety of reasons....   [tags: Revisions, Validity, Translations]

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The Civil War

- When the Civil War ended in 1865, leaders turned to the two important questions of what about the eleven Ex-Confederate States and what need to be done about the four million people living in poverty and slavery, which also known as the Freedmen. Those are the two set of political questions after the end of the Civil War from 1865 to 1877 known as Reconstruction. Not everybody agrees with the answers should be. There were a lot of disagreement of how to answer these two set of questions. They sharply divided into three political major, opinion of how the answer should be....   [tags: American Civil War]

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Disraeli's Motives in Passing the Second Reform Act

- Disraeli's Motives in Passing the Second Reform Act “The objective of establishing the Conservative Party as a party of government explains most of the actions of Disraeli in passing the 1867 reform act” This interpretation of Disraeli’s motives highlights the idea of whether Disraeli passed the second Reform act through passion or merely to further hi...   [tags: Papers]

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Classical Liberalism VS Classical Conservatism

- Are you Republican or Democrat. Maybe you are Conservative or Liberal. What do these terms mean and how did they begin. Classical Conservatism is defined as “a political philosophy emphasizing the need for the principles of natural law and transcendent moral order.”(Frohnen, Beer, and Nelson, 2006) Classical Liberalism is described as “a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.” (Hudelson, 1999) These two ideas have shaped our philosophies and parties for centuries to come....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Assess The Claim That The Labour Governments Of 1924 And 1929 Were Unable To Achieve Anything

- Assess the Claim that the Labour Governments of 1924 and 1929-31 Were Unable to Achieve Anything In 1924, for the first time the Labour government was appointed, headed by leader Ramsay Macdonald. At this time, a topic of much political debate was trade, Conservatives adopting a protectionist policy contrasting with the Liberal and Labour views in favour of free trade, and as the strongest free trade party it was asked to take office. Their main aims in 1924 were to deal with the increase in relative poverty in the country, mainly the situation of living conditions, and economically to restrict expenditure and maintain a balanced budget, known as retrenchment....   [tags: United Kingdom UK England History Politics]

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The Beginning of a New Nation: Southern Reconstruction After The Civil War

- Following the Civil War, life in the south was dramatically changed. America faced an arduous task of rebuilding the devastated economy and social infrastructure in former Confederate states. This new movement was known as the Reconstruction era, and it was responsible for the emergence of a multifaceted industrialization of manufactured goods and transportation networks. In the book, Steel Drivin’ Man, Scott Reynolds Nelson conveys the intensity of political debate during the Reconstruction era....   [tags: American History]

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The Seven Deadly Sins in "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

- When reading forum after forum, you can’t help but give in to the fact that biblical allusions do, in fact, exists in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. According to Diane Andrews Henningfeld, an associate professor at Adrian College who has studied this novel and its ties to history and myths, some of the biblical allusions include the Garden of Eden, the story of Noah’s Ark, and certain characters being portrayed as archetypes. As I was going through different biblical aspects, one very interesting thought occurred to me....   [tags: Literary Elements]

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Kim Campbell - First Female Prime Minister

- The rise of Kim Campbell as Canada's first female Prime Minister is considered by many to be that of a phenomenon. Webster's Dictionary describes a phenomenon as being something of significant or rare, either fact or event. This can be shown by the rise of Kim Campbell from a local Vancouver School Board Trustee, to becoming Prime Minister of Canada. Of course, this success was dependent on her ability and ambition to succeed in what is still considered in contemporary terms as being a male dominated area of profession....   [tags: Politics]

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The WWII Proposal for the Provision of a Welfare State

- The WWII Proposal for the Provision of a Welfare State The proposals made during the Second World War for the provision of a Welfare State were made in order to eliminate poverty from the country. Various proposals were made that aimed to achieve this. One proposal, which was the main aim of the "Beveridge Report" was to abolish Want by providing social insurance for all: this meant providing various benefits and making people pay contributions, both depending on the class of the individual....   [tags: Papers]

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The 2005 General Election Campaign and the Democratic Party

- The 2005 General Election Campaign and the Democratic Party The 2005 general election campaign has been a defective democratic event in many ways. Yet beneath the surface there has echoed a national conversation of passion and seriousness. Thoughtful people have debated for months with families, friends and colleagues - and with themselves - about how to vote in this contest. Much of the electorate is still undecided....   [tags: Papers]

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American Exceptionalism and Cross-Cultural Communications

- ... On the other side, liberals prefer increased government involvement and want America to be seen as being more “ordinary” and in line with the advanced democracies of the world. A second meaning is that America has a mission to fulfill. The mission is the belief that Americans must take action for a higher purpose. General Zinni describes some of these missions as spreading democracy, promoting human rights and free market economies. America is not on a mission of conquest but feels “that the goals are right and good and morally correct.” This cause’s political division in regards to foreign policy with liberals believing that this viewpoint makes it “harder for Americans to understand...   [tags: improving US military effectiveness in USPACOM]

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Political Views

- Political Views “Which political side are you on?” You probably heard this question before and said you really didn’t know. I really didn’t know what political side I was on before I did some research on the three major political philosophies; Liberalism, Libertarianism, and Conservative. The civic stance I agree with the most is the liberal’s point of view. Liberals protect; individual rights to choose, government programs like Medicaid and welfare that help the needy, and that sex education programs that teach safe sex and prevent teen pregnancy....   [tags: Politics Government Ideologies Essays]

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Christian Dislike of Obama

- Religion has always been an important part of America and America’s history, from the time the pilgrims travelled from their homelands, to now. Religion, especially Christianity, is a prominent force guiding nearly all aspects of American life. Religion is involved in societal issues, economics, and politics. Often times, it is a dominant factor in politics and can eliminate someone from any chance of a political career or it could have the opposite effect and boost someone to the top in politics....   [tags: religion and politics]

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Conflicting Liberalist Views

- There has always been a debate on gay marriage. The liberals and the conservatives argue back and forth on which is the best way to deal with gay marriage. In a strict definition the liberal side would like to legalize gay marriages. On the flip side, the conservatives would want to keep marriages between a man and a woman only. In this debate however, the line between these opposing views have strayed somewhat from the fundamental views on the issue. In some cases the liberal essay's sound that are leaning away from the idea of legalizing gay marriage, the same blending of ideas is happening on the conservative side....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Crime in Abortion

- There are more deaths by abortions than war casualties together, now that’s something to think about (Abortion Statistics). Abortion is a controversial topic, with many opinions and valid points. Abortion is the deliberate termination of a pregnancy by surgical or medical means (Vaughn 161). I believe that it is wrong to abort a baby because it is alive. Some believe a baby is alive at conception and others after several weeks. Either way it is not right. Life is regarded as precious and we should cherish it....   [tags: Christian, Opinion Paper, Murder]

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A Comparison of UK and US Political Parties

- A Comparison of UK and US Political Parties A party system as described by G.Sartori is "the system of interactions resulting from inter-party competition”. A one-party system cannot produce a political system, as we would identify it in Britain. One party cannot produce any other system other than autocratic/dictatorial power. Two-party system: as the title indicates, this is a state in which just two parties dominate....   [tags: Papers]

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The Labour Party's Reign In 1924

- The appointment of the first Labour government in January 1924 was widely regarded by contemporaries as an event of great political and social significance. The new Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald, lacked the governmental experience of his predecessors and had risen from obscure origins. Many on the political right expressed alarmist expectations of attacks on private property and established institutions. Among the more extreme predictions was a claim that women would be nationalised and free love proclaimed as official government policy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Change in The Human Project

- Some of the social changes discussed in this paper are from the book The Human Project; others are social changes I have seen in my everyday life. I will also discuss the views of modernist, conservatives, and post-modernist. I will give a brief idea of what I think Multiculturalism is and how it has effected me in the good ways and bad ways. I am a minority myself being from an East Indian household, I was born in Canada. I have been through much discrimination growing up in a middle class; English speaking, white neighbourhood, but more then me, my parents have had it much harder....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Liberal's Opinion on American Government

- The typical philosophical ideals of the liberals seem to focus on the government helping the little guy and leveling the playing field. They oppose tax-cuts for the rich, they are distrustful of big-business and those who are wealthy. They like government programs that help minorities and those with lower incomes. They want to raise the minimum wage, provide better national healthcare and provide better unemployment and welfare coverage’s. They nearly always side with unions over management, the guy who sues the big business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Political System of Scotland

- The Political System of Scotland Unlike Wales, which was subdued by conquest in the thirteenth century, Scotland was never permanently incorporated into the United Kingdom by force of arms. In 1603 the succession of James I to the throne of England united the crowns of England and Scotland. However, the union was only a personal one and Scotland retained its own political and legal system and its own church....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of Lord Salisbury's Effectiveness as a Leader

- Analysis of Lord Salisbury's Effectiveness as a Leader Lord Salisbury, the most successful conservative leader, had been in office 3 times over 17 years and also passed some key reforms. What really mattered was the fact that he passed reforms that directly affected the working classes, who at the time were the main body of voters; Salisbury was a strong leader and did much to keep the party in line. The Labourers Allotment Act of 1887, allowed local authorities the power to buy land and rent it cheaply to the people in an attempt to improve their health growing more vegetables and healthy foods....   [tags: Papers]

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