Elian Gonzales Essays

  • Should Elian Gonzalez Go Back To Cuba Or Stay In The United States?

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    Should Elian Gonzalez go back to Cuba or stay in the United States? This seems to be the question drenching the media on a constant bases. Every newspaper, news broadcast, and magazine seem to have a story about Elian. Titles like “Elian’s Grandmothers are coming to the US”, seems kind of silly if you read the headline literally. I don’t mean to be cold but why do we care if Elian’s grandmother is coming to the US? Thousands of grandmas have come to the US everyday, but we don’t hear about them

  • Elian Gonzalez Should Stay In The U.s.

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    Dear Rosa Delauro,After reading many articles in the newspapers and magazines that all state, 6 year old Elian Gonzalez has been in the middle of an international tug-of-war since he was found on Thanksgiving Day. Clinging to an inner tube at sea for two days drifting after his family and him were trying to escape from Cuba for freedom. I have decided that it is the right thing for little Elian to stay in the United States. The phone rings: "Your 6-year old son has just been found in the ocean, shipwrecked

  • Controversy In Modern Day Media

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    main point of controversy in the last couple hundred years, and there have been multiple pieces of media that promote stereotypes of Latinos that may have had a nugget of truth or been in the past. There have been television shows such as Speedy Gonzales, Devious Housemaids, Modern Family, and many others. There are also companies

  • George W. Bush as the Anti-Christ

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    George W. Bush as the Anti-Christ To really grasp the significance of the symbol of the anti-Christ we must first posit politics as itself symbolic. Politics is the semiotics of a nation's will: it becomes the People just as the People become it by being elected into office and participating in the political process, or in dictatorships, by following the rules and not forming underground movements. But in a democracy, it is an especially tight symbolic relationship, thus the clear relationship

  • Federal Restrictions on the Internet

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    Kids from the ages 10-17 who use the internet are exposed to very graphic sexual content (Gonzales). Essentially, every inappropriate picture or video you see of a child had a horrific story to go along with it. “They are images of graphic sexual and physical abuse-rape, sodomy and forced oral sex-of innocent children, sometimes even babies.” Said Gonzales. With technology improving, it is harder to do have consequences for people who commit a crime; they could clean out their hard drive and never

  • Women In Texas

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    Almeron and a bunch of other Texans formed together to prevent the Mexicans from moving them. They had a canon given to them by the Mexicans in Gonzales to help stop Native Americans from attacking them. They also had a flag that said “Come and Get It”. When the Mexicans came to try to get it back, the Texans fought back and won the Battle of Gonzales. The Mexicans were surprised by how the Texans reacted since the Mexicans had such a big army and the Texans had not that much. In 1836, Almeron

  • Elian Gonzalez

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    Elian Gonzalez Is it possible for a six-year-old boy to successfully seek asylum in the United Sates against his father’s wishes? This is the main point of exploration in the April 21, 2000 article (off the wire) that appeared in The Plain Dealer. The article relates, “to be granted asylum, people must show that they were persecuted or had a legitimate fear of persecution in their home country because of race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinions.” According

  • US. v. Lopez

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    U.S. v. Lopez 514 U.S. 549 (1995), Vote of 5 to 4, Rehnquist for the court. Congress in 1990 enacted the Gun-Free School Zone Act, making it a federal offence to possess a firearm in a school zone. Congress relied on the authority of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to justify passage of legislation as a way of stemming the rising tide of gun related incidents in public schools. In 1992 Alfonso Lopez, Jr. was a senior at Edison High School in San Antonio, Texas. Acting on an anonymous tip

  • California Proposition 215: Legalizing Medical Marijuana

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    Also known as California Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act of 1996 made headlines around the country as the first law ever to change the legality of medical marijuana for public consumption statewide. Originating in San Francisco, it was passed by 55.6% of California voters on November 5, 1996 (Human Rights and the Drug War). The ideology behind passing Prop. 215 is that marijuana contains a number of legitimate medical uses and should be made available to those who would benefit from it

  • Us V Lopez Case Study

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    In the U.S. Supreme Court case of U.S. v Lopez (1995), a twelfth grade boy, Alfonzo Lopez, brought a loaded .38 caliber firearm to his local Texas high school. After being reported to the front office, Lopez was questioned about the gun and openly admitted that the firearm was in his possession. Texas then convicted Alfonzo of a criminal statute, which prohibited the carrying of a gun on school grounds. However, the charges were dropped rather quickly when the United States Government charged Lopez

  • The Fight Over Elian Gonzalez

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    The Fight Over Elian Gonzalez It began on Thanksgiving day, in November, 1999, when two fisherman pulled the body of a five year old cuban boy out of the waters off the coast of Florida. The boy was Elian Gonzalez. He was one of three survivors of a group of Cuban refugees seeking political asylum and freedom from communist Cuba under Fidel Castro's rule. Elian's mother, Elisabeth Brotons, along with her common-law husband and nine others, drowned when the boat carrying them to the United States

  • Abortion

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    Partial-Birth Abortion Act During the Clinton administration the Partial-Birth Abortion Act, a bill that would make it illegal in all of the United States for a partial-birth abortion to be performed, caused major debate throughout the House of Representatives and the Senate; recently different versions of the bill had been passed through the both the House of Representatives and the Senate. In prior years Clinton had vetoed similar bills to ban partial-birth abortions. The House and Senate have

  • Persuasive Essay On Marijuana Legalization

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    Meet John Eastridge, Sentenced to six months local jail, his crime consisted of Rape, first degree sexual assault, and sex with a minor(“The Daily News”). Now meet Bernard Noble, sentenced to thirteen years to prison(“Drug Policy Alliance Highlights”). You’re asking yourself “what could mr Noble have done to receive such a disruptive sentence. Mr Noble’s “crime” was the possession of two marijuana cigarettes. This is the world we live in were rapists get a slap on the wrist compared the bludging

  • wickard v filburn

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    The Wagner Act was established in order to fix inequality issues in labor contracts, where people were not able to fully organize into labor unions, nor have the ability to fully bargain their wages. The Wagner Act, according to Cushman, was not revolutionary due to the fact that, the Wagner Act didn’t actually bring anything new, legislative wise, besides altering interpretations of previous court opinions on matters, such as the issues pertaining to the Railway Labor Act, nor did the act break

  • Border Culture

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    Traditions are passed on generation to generation in every culture. The U.S-Mexico border consists of numerous customs that have lived for hundreds of years. This essay examines Jose’ Pablo Villalobos and Juan Carlos Ramirez-Pimiento essay “Corridos and la pura verdad: Myths and Realities of the Mexican Ballad” which discusses the corrido. Chapter six, “Everyday Border Heroes” of Patricia L. Price’s book Dry Place which illustrates the reasons to the devotion to unofficial saints. Futhermore

  • Bare Life Doty Analysis

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    Throughout this week’s reading, I found that there was a heavy emphasis on the correlation between bare life for migrants and harsh realities of border control, which reflects our earlier discussions about territoriality and desirability. In the article, Bare Life, Doty argues that many unauthorized migrants are regarded as bare life individuals “whose deaths are deemed of little consequence” (Doty 599). This concept of bare life is documented in the journey of migrants like Mario Alberto Diaz and