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    In 1964, one short year after JFK’s assassination, Barry Goldwater ran for President of the United States against Lyndon B. Johnson. Goldwater lost in landslide, coming up short in one of the most lopsided presidential races in American history. At this point, Ronald Reagan was a b-list actor turned tv star, and although Barry Goldwater’s campaign was obviously unsuccessful, it did lead to Ronald Reagan’s monumental “A Time for Choosing” speech and the start of Reagan’s wildly successful political career. In his “A Time For Choosing” speech, Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on a cable tv program to campaign for Barry Goldwater and warn against big government, but more importantly, Reagan addressed the nation to stress the importance of individual liberties and freedoms. Reagan first accomplishes this by creating a separation between himself and the government, using ethos to build himself up as a spokesman for the people against a possibly tyrannical government. Second, Reagan stresses the tangibility of freedom, insisting that it is something that people hold dear, but also something that the current government can take away from them. Finally, Reagan creates an allegorical war to represent the ideological struggle for individual freedom, wherein the…

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    Ronald Reagan’s, A Time for Choosing Speech, main points are as follows: did we still retain the knowledge of the definition of freedom according to our Founding Fathers? “It’s time we asked ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by the Founding Fathers” (Reagan 1). Did we still define government on those founding beliefs? A people that could be self-governed or would we continue to redefine our definition of government until it was completely transformed into totalitarianism.…

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    In Richard Nixon’s famous 1964 A Time for Choosing speech, which he delivered on behalf of then-Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, he said that the most important issue of that year’s election lay in “whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American Revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant Capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves”. Today, some 52 years later, this issue…

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    The reasons behind Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted suicide (PAS) claim that terminally ill people should have the right to end their suffering with a quick, dignified, and compassionate death (Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legal?). The right to die is every human’s choice. Choosing Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide can provide a terminally ill patient with a good end. It can also make it easier on the patients’ family knowing that they chose that it was their time…

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    In high school, a student may be able to sign up for certain classes, but the teacher that the student receives is not one of his or her choosing. If students could choose their own teachers, a student’s success rate would improve based on the material he or she would receive from the teacher, the student could choose teachers that better conform to him or her based on the method the teacher uses, the student could…

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    My senior year of high school, I had the possibility to choose between Pima Community College and The University of Arizona. You now know where I choose to go but at the time I having a very hard time choosing and I believe that was because I had no idea what I wanted to do in life. However, I based my decision just on that. I convinced myself that if I went to The UofA I would be exposed to a lot more things and opportunity’s that would open my eyes to see what exactly I wanted to do. I will…

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    Choosing a valedictorian is a tradition in American high schools as it creates a sense of pride in the students who earn the title, but is it always a good thing? In “Best in Class” by Margaret Talbot, she creates a message that the issue of valedictorian isn’t necessarily a bad one, but it can be modified to become a more pleasurable tradition as it creates an unhappiness in a certain group of people rather than giving satisfaction to everyone as a whole. Talbot applies an appeal to logos as…

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    Grace Definition Essay

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    religious, it’s also showing humility. Simply saying “thank you,” is being gracious. Humility is grace. Grace is a behavior, trait, and attitude worth working toward. “Being graceful, or adopting a graceful attitude, is about both dealing with anything life can and will throw at you, and dealing with it with the best tools available to you: kindness to yourself and to others, taking time to be conscious and in the moment, being aware of the good in your life, and choosing to act with that in…

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    Tow Truck Service Essay

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    vehicle meeting with an accident, you would certainly need the help of a valuable tow truck services. However, choosing the right tow truck service is not easy as it sounds, considering the fact that you have to take into account a number of factors before making the final decision. Add to that, there are a plethora of towing companies flooding the market today, which makes it hard to select the best one for you. Nonetheless,…

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    “The Myth of Sisyphus,” by Albert Camus, addresses the importance of choosing to find value in life despite life being meaningless due to the inevitability of death, or in other words, absurd. Through the motif of consciousness and the paradox of powerlessness and rebelliousness, that convey the idea that consciousness and rebellion are interdependent, Camus suggests that consciousness of the absurdity of life allows the tragedy of the situation, that life is meaningless, to be transformed into…

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