The Gun Control Debate in the United States Republicans vs. Liberals The ineffectiveness of gun control is quite evident in the United States. Gun rights have been an ongoing social battle for many years (Kopel). People will always find a way to gain access to weapons if the person wants one badly enough. The United States is fast approaching the halfway mark in favor of stricter gun laws; however, the nation still questions the effectiveness of gun control.
Washington would see that individual communities and movements have created change for themselves, while working against others. It’s amazing what could be done if we stopped working against each other. While political parties aren’t going away, which would be to Washington’s dismay, he would suggest that the next president figure out a way to stop the two main parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, from being convinced their beliefs are the “correct” beliefs. If we cannot get rid of political parties, the best we can do is unite them. The only way to change our country is by working with each other, not against each other.
For example, immigration reform has been being considered since past President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, as stated by The Washington Post (Nakamura, O’Keefe 4). In the past six years the progress in advancing immigration reform has been miniscule because the drastically different opinions on how severe the reform should be. Some people, mainly liberals, disagree wholly with immigration reform because it contradicts the American ideal of all people, no matter their race, religion or gender, being welcome in the country, as well as, the distinction between refugees and immigrants. Others believe that, to continue to prosper, America can only solve American problems and to take on the responsibility of more people is detrimental to America’s wellbeing. And despite immigration being considered a “national crisis”, the Senate still, through a vote, prevented the progress of a bill that
Kennedy says in his news conference," If this rise in the cost of steel is imitated by the rest of the industry, instead of rescinded, it would increase the cost of homes, autos, appliances, and most other items for every American family. It would increase the cost of machinery and tools to every American businessman and farmer. It would seriously handicap our efforts to prevent an inflationary spiral from eating up the pensions of our older citizens, and our new gains in purchasing power"(line 23-31) This shows that when the decline of the companies it will seriously handicap the American people due to the large increase in prices. This is also shown in, "And it would surely handicap our efforts to induce other industries and unions adopt responsible price and wage policies"(line 43-45)
Reagan proposed that more than 4,000 jobs be cut from the state within 18 months. The California economy had moved into politics of abundance; services the people began to expect. According to the text, all of this is what attracted more people to come to California, but eventually, the negatives started to outweigh the positives. Reagan, therefore, tried to reverse these policies and “declared small is beautiful” (Lawrence, 33).
McKibben goes on to say that, “But we spend more than half a trillion a year on the military anyway, more than the next ten nations combined. ”(335). It is outrageous how much money our government wastes, everyone in this country from the president himself to students here at Augusta Tech need to think of ways they can personally cut down on waste and be more efficient in their daily
and Barack Obama both use Pathos as another one of the rhetorical devices. For example, “The foundation of such a method is love” shows how Martin Luther King Jr. feels about nonviolence. King believes that through showing love and nonviolence will end segregation. Another example was “I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind” and it furthermore adds to King's idea of violence is always the answer. Unlike Martin Luther King, Barack Obama wants to use violence if needed but tries to use it as last resort.
Unfortunately, there are many people who focus on war as a first resort. It is important to be able to defend and protect your people. As long as the world continues to contain so many problems and so many people willing to start and continue wars, pacifism is too idealistic and not
Exactly a month earlier, when the same bill passed the senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the eight no votes (votesmart.org), tweeted “Instead of spending another $70 billion on the military, we could be helping millions of students by making public colleges tuition-free” (twitter.com). This is a direct example of the United States Government putting the needs of war before the needs of poor Americans. The extra eighty billion dollars spent on military planes, which are sold to the government at a profit for a company, were determined to be more important for America’s success than providing for free public college to Americans. Not only was this determined by the United States Congress, but it was determined with excessive support. Ninety-two of the sitting one-hundred Senators voted for the law.
In my opinion I agree with the prayer. With a true meaning that we hold that we might not know how to truly express. While we still say the pledge of allegiance, and we don 't think the creator was a lunatic. We still say it with a meaning of peace where as the war prayer is the true meaning that we don 't say. To smite our foe to destroy
He left people very pleased, including the republican party which mostly opposes gun control. The events in Newtown however left Obama with a better opportunity to persuade the nation on implementing gun control policies and thus, he announced a call for action. This began the nationwide debate on what type of action should be taken on gun control
America is filled with millions of immigrants that came to this country….either legal or illegal. As for those illegal immigrants, how are we going to deport over 12 million illegal immigrants? They are “stealing” millions of jobs from naturally born Americans but we never think about working harder to keep those jobs. Immigrants that move to this country of America, illegal or legal, helps this country’s economy stabilize with all the work they are doing to help build houses, trimming lawns in neighborhoods, plumbing, electricity….all the difficult jobs that help us, but Politicians continue to try and reform immigration instead of working with it. Donald Trump in the election has suggested a wall for the southern border of America as a promise
Presidential Paper I agree with Bernie Sanders wants everybody in the U.S to have health insurance regardless of their income. He is protesting that insurance is a right and not a privilege, and I agree with that statement because everybody has health issues. Some more complex than others, but it’s still a necessity to have something kind of assurance that you’ll get the help you need. Bernie Sanders has proposed intelligent ideas, but they may not be what he promises to be.
In this article by Sean Mcelwee(2014) he talks about why income inequality is the toughest issue America will face in the next few decades. In the article, Why income inequality is America’s biggest (and most difficult) problem, Mcelwee(2014) believes that after the studies he has seen, the most effective way to solve the policy issue of income inequality is by higher taxes on income and wealth. However, the rich would never buy into this solution, because it would take more of their wealth, when the wealthy are trying to maximize their money returns. Mcelwee (2014) also talks about how when a family is wealthy, money tends to stay in the family for 10-15 generations, which is also true for families with lower incomes as stated here by