Politics of the United States

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    For over two hundred years, politics has been a great part of American society. It is the ethics applied to a group of people and tells how a society should be set up and how a person should act. Politics is a wide and complicated subject. It covers issues such as diplomacy, peace and war, government, law enforcement, rights and liberty. It exists mainly to better society as a whole. Understanding the political system is important because in order to make informed decisions, one has to understand the groups with the power and how it is used. For the effectiveness of a democracy, it is important to know and be aware of how power is used and against interests so that leaders do not become too powerful or corrupted by the special interest groups…

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    What is Freedom? Freedom is a great thing, it means that there is no control or domination. Someone can feel free from Something and it feels good. There is individual Freedom, Political Freedom, and National Freedom. Freedom is one of the keys to happiness and less stress is everyone's lives, even if its not just based on your individual Freedom. Individual Freedom is a great thing, this meaning someone is absence of control in someones life. This type of Freedom means that you have your…

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    important that they stand for the right values. The only way we are going to know what they stand for is if we are willing to take the time to research it and find out. If we are going to vote we need to make sure we make an informed vote otherwise we should not vote at all. It is important to know about our district, state, and about how our political figures vote. The district in my area is the sixth district of Ohio. It runs through a part of Mahoning Valley and 325 miles along the Ohio…

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    Prior to this past April, politics had not ever peaked my interest. However, in April I turned 18, making me a legal voter in the United States. Naturally and subsequently, I made the decision to begin looking into the world of politics. With the television at my disposal, I began using it as a source of better understanding the type of political culture I am living in. Every country offers its unique set of values and part of those values is what makes up the political culture. The political…

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    Before coming to the US, I used to not care that whole a lot about politics because I didn’t see the meaning or benefit behind knowing what laws are changing and how voting for something can change your life overtime. When I was living in Egypt and in Iraq, there wasn’t such thing as freedom of speech or anything of that sort that someone can talk about their opinion openly with people and not get hurt or get his/her family in danger. But when I came here and saw all of this freedom that…

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    Politics Politics have been a male dominant system since the beginning of the formation of our country. Gender affects political opinion. Women are more likely to support democratic candidates and ideals. Men tend to favor republican concepts and their platform. “The gender gap is the tendency for women and men to hold different opinions about certain issues and to support different candidates,” (Macionis, 306). Women tend to support policies that protect those who cannot protect themselves,…

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    idea of marriage has transformed from the union of a man and woman to the union of two people who love each other regardless of their sexual orientation. Based on the statistics, a majority of Americans show acceptance to new traditions and customs which reflects the reform liberalist perspective as they believe in equality for all individuals regardless of differences. Under the reform liberalist perspective, freedom comes when the government is involved in the lives of individuals. Therefore,…

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    The right to bear arms has been topic of discussion among people since ancient times. Political theorist John Locke viewed possession of arms as a personal freedom one should abstain. The Second Amendments purpose and meaning has been a key controversy. The Amendment adopted in 1791, was constructed so each state maintained a militia, composed of everyday citizens who served as part time soldiers which were well regulated. People feared the federal government would use its standing army to go…

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    Gun Control Amber N. Arnold American Politics 210 Dr. Rob Mellen 12/30/15 Gun Control 1 The Second Amendment to the United States recites that citizens have the right to possess and bear arms. The constitution was signed on September 17, 1789 and federalists declared that the new government would only have a finite amount of power delegated…

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    With praises for an oligarchy government, a government with all power, the Greek philosopher Plato favored the withdrawal of arms from citizens and desired the holding of weapons to be enforced in his state. He was also known for his preference of imposing obligatory military training and having military operations once a month, as mentioned by Earl R. Kruschke in his book Gun Control: A Reference Handbook. The policies that Plato once respected are much like policies that are in place and are…

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