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    constituencies. Term limits are a necessary evil that we need to address now. They are evil not in a way that harms the democratic process, rather evil because it would require change and most often people are highly adverted to change. Ironic as it may be, in order to see a change in our government we first need to make a larger change that will prove beneficial in the long run. The longstanding members of Congress that we see today have histories that their consistency and experience seem to presently outweigh in regard to prior negative decisions. One notable Congressman by the name of Robert Byrd demonstrates how out of touch our representatives can actually be. At the beginning of his political career, “Byrd was a member of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan in the early 1940s” and “in 1964, he voted against the Civil Rights Act pushed by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson” (Cohen). Byrd was a representative in Congress for almost fifty-seven years and passed away while in office. Although he said it was “the most egregious mistake I’ve ever made”, in reference to being a KKK member, the fact still remains that a man who once firmly believed in black suppression helped guide our government for fifty-seven years (Cohen). This stance is a far outcry from what the people of today demand from our government’s political actions, so why not make a change? Term limits would be able to prevent this same issue from becoming a concern and would provide the nation with common…

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    For decades, African Americans were looked down on from their white allies. But on Sunday, March 8th, 1964, when Senator Hubert Humphrey appeared on the NBC news program Meet the Press to discuss the civil rights bill, many African Americans had hope that something was about to change. Since 1937, several Southern senators had prevented eleven civil rights bills from coming up for a vote in the Senate. But now, the civil rights bill had been approved by the House of Representatives and was sent…

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    “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.” Hillary Clinton said during the first presidential debate. The election of 2016 will not be forgotten anytime soon. With a surprising turn of events of Donald Trump somehow winning. Millions of American citizens are in anguish with these results. The Best Man by Gore Vidal, November by David Mamet, All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, and Crucible by…

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    ANGELO IZZO BASIC CONDUCTING FINAL EXAM “LINCOLNSHIRE POSY, HARKSTOW GRANGE” PERCY GRAINGER: BIOGRAPHY - PERCY GRAINGER, BORN IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA IN JULY 8TH 1882, WAS A GIFTED PIANIST AS A CHILD. - AFTER STUDYING A YEAR IN FRANKFURT, HE BECAME KNOWN AS A PRODIGY. - AFTER ATTENDING A SEMINAR ON FOLK MUSIC, GRAINGER BEGAN COLLECTING FOLK SONGS AND NOTATING THEM DOWN ON SHEET MUSIC. - HE QUICKLY GAINED RECOGNITION FOR REVITALIZING FOLK MUSIC AND GOING AGAINST THE TRADITION OF THE GERMAN…

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    Shaker Culture Book Report

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    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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    Jenny is there for Forrest as long as she can be by letting him sit by her on the first bus ride to school to being by his side as he decides to join the army after high school graduation. During the movie, Jenny says a line after she hears that Forrest is joining the army, “Listen, you promise me something, OK? Just if you’re ever in trouble, don’t be brave. You just run, OK? Just run away” (Robert Zemeckis, Forrest Gump). That quote from the movie shows how much she cares about him just being…

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    The Matrix, on the other hand, is more than just a thought experiment. It is a narrative that is judged aesthetically, and as such its success requires that its creators produce something that will captivate and engage an audience. Carroll has asserted that, narratives, far from being complete, have gaps which need to be filled by the audience. That is, creators of narratives do not spell-out every detail of the narrative, instead, narratives rely on the elicitation of moral emotions from an…

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    Double Jeopardy Case Study

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    grand jury, jury, double jeopardy, and collateral estoppel, immunity from prosecution, eminent domain, takings, and lastly territorial jurisdiction. Nevertheless, this investigation will cover the basic and many varied interpretations of double jeopardy and how they applied to the local case of Robert Nicholas Angleton. Double jeopardy is within the United States Constitutions Fifth Amendment, “The State with all its…

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    Entry 1: ISIS beheading The event reported in the BBC article (BBC. 2015) identify how terrorist groups performing violent acts claim to be acting in the name of their religion. However, it can be seen that the driving forces of their behaviours are more consistent with political goals and personal advancement. Hill & Kinney, (2007) argue that secular political goals combined with the strategic advantage afforded by terrorist methods contribute largely to the acts of terrorist groups. This…

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    “One does not use poetry for its major purposes, as a means to organize oneself and the world, until one’s world somehow gets out of hand.” This was Richard Wilbur’s response when someone asked him about fighting in World War II and how it changed him. Richard Wilbur is a famous modern day poet who won two Pulitzer Prizes for two of his collections of poems. He was the second poet laureate of the United States. Richard Wilbur fought as a combat soldier in World War II which changed his outlook…

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