Essay on George Douglas And Ronald Reagan

1168 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
There are no two snowflakes alike in this world, and such is true pertaining to human beings. Each individual derives from a unique background, in result shaping them into the person they are, each with their own aspirations and goals. For some people, their vocation is politics. For Tommy Douglas and Ronald Reagan, their calling was such. While these politicians each held their own beliefs and values, they held one common goal as political figures; to improve their homelands to the best of their abilities. Both men led very different lives. Saskatchewan Premier Tommy Douglas was born into the working class in Scotland, and he then later emigrated to Canada with his family, settling in Winnipeg. He was a very religious man, to the point of eventually becoming ordained as a Baptist minister. American President Ronald Reagan grew up in a small town in the USA and placed importance on certain things such as education, the value of family, the gift of tolerance, and the reward stemming from hard work. While Douglas was busy with his religious duties, Reagan grew up and became an actor. Both men’s background contributed to how they viewed the role of government in society as well as contibuting to shaping them to be the leaders they grew to become. When it came to the topic of the government’s role in society, Regan viewed the government as simply existing in order to protect its citizens and nothing else; the government did not exist to dictate how each individual lived…

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