Thinking back on the content of this course, the study of history fundamentally looks at human interaction in response to changing conditions over time. It examines the basic conflict of power and resource allocation versus the rights of people as human beings to live and make decisions without fear. Conflict can be brought about by the acquisition of resources, the struggle between different ideas as well as feelings of nationalism (pride in one\'s country). As a fina...
- US National Debt
The National debt of the US has topped $16 trillion dollars which has brought much controversy upon Obama’s deficit during his presidential campaign. President Obama is being accused of leaving the economy worse than when he took the office. It is also mentioned on how the 2008 campaign Obama criticized President Bush for leaving such a burden for future generations with such a large debt, he describes it as unpatriotic and irresponsible yet he did the same thing. As many ask themselves “who do ...
- Arrested Development
Conservative’s values; are they sincere?
According to this article “ Arrested Development “ James Forman Jr. passionately tells the tale of the contradiction in the conservative values and the governments use of racial profiling. The conservative values; are in great certainty, that minorities be given no preferential treatment. As Forman writes; the conservative party’s beliefs lie on the axiom, of no preferential treatment due to race or ethnic background, and each child should be tau...
- Texas Water Drought
The first step to solving any problem is realizing there is one. Amarillo and the rest of the Panhandle get its water from the Ogallala Aquifer which is a vast yet shallow underground water table located beneath the Great Plains that spans across portions of eight states including the northern tip of the Texas panhandle. A large portion of the irrigated land in the US rests atop this aquifer system, which yields about a third of the nation’s ground water used for irrigation. The Ogallala Aquif...
- What are the pros and cons of the Kyoto Protocol?
What are the pros and cons of the Kyoto Protocol? Do you think it should be followed? Why, or why not?
Kyoto Protocol was signed in 1997 in Kyoto, Japan, with the aim to reduce greenhouse gases emission and thus to conquer global warming. It came into force eventually on February 16, 2005 with 55 countries ratifying it. Apparently the effect of such agreement is distinctive in different states depending on the level of the emissions they have.
Numerous supporters of the Protocol’s promotion p...
- Due Process
The importance of the Supreme Court's reinterpretation of the due process concept.
Before we really dive into this, I think it’s important to know what the term “due process” is. Due process is the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law. With this, the judges (not legislators) may define and guarantee fairness, justice, and liberty. The Supreme Court’s reinterpretation of the due process clause led to an “explosive s...
Abortion is an extremley controversal topic. Some people are pro-life and others are pro-chWhat do you think about abortion? Most people try not to think about it. They wish to avoid the overwhelming horrible reality. Abortion is an intentional violent act that kills an unborn baby. Without any anesthesia, the baby is dismembered, torn apart, and vacuumed out of the mother. In the case of a near-term or partial-birth abortion, the baby is turned around and pulled partially out with its head stil...
- Uneccesary war
War Is Unnecessary
Do we really need war? What does war solve? How does it help anyone? I wonder. People say that war is inevitable but in reality it is. It is not a known fact that war can solve our problems and leave us in peace with our neighboring countries. I believe that we destroy each other just for power that we feel we have, when in all actuality we do not. The right kind of leaders and guidance and levelheadedness we can avoid the inevitable. War is unnecessary waste of money, it kil...
- patriot act
Do some sections of the Patriot Act give Government Agencies to much power?
The Patriot Act has become a controversial topic within many different courthouses in the United States. The Patriot Act is a provision of the laws created by the U.S. government to help fight the threat of terrorism. What the Patriot Act does is reduces restrictions on law enforcement agencies abilities to search through people’s personal information such as: emails, phone records, medical records, financial stateme...
- Federalist Article # 10
Colton, Sarah, Jeanneth, & Richard
Group Analytical paper 1
In James Madison’s Federalist Article No.10 The Size and Variety of the Union as a Check on Faction he discusses the affects of faction, and how unstable and unreliable it makes our government. As well as the differences it can cause between the two major parties in America. He states that our government either needs to remove the causes of faction, or control its effects. One of the effects of faction is the separation of majority...
- bias in journalism
Are Journalists Politically Biased?
A common complaint heard about the media and journalists is the bias shown in their articles. You often hear terms such as “the liberal media” or “not fair and balanced.” I myself always had assumptions but was not completely aware until researching for this assignment. The tanning bed tax is a tax that was placed in President Obama’s Health Care Reform Act. It took effect July, 1 of this year. Using this tax as a baseline, I reviewed many sources and fo...
After Criticism, the Administration Is Praised for Final Rules on Education Grants
It seems like three months after provoking an outpouring of criticism with preliminary plans for the nation’s largest competitive education grant program; the Obama administration has added flexibility in the final rules. The big race to the top grant will come to almost 4 billion dollars. After the rules were drafted up and published in July there were over a thousand comments that went to the ...
- dead peasaent insurance
“Peasants of society”
If I eat only healthy foods, if I exercise, if I never smoke or drink or use drugs, if I sleep right, if I get good medical care, if I control my weight, if I control stress, if I keep good social relations, if I keep a healthy mental attitude, if I never have an accident, if I stay excited about life and take perfect care of myself, How long can I extend my life? Since every human being that has ever b...
“Two hundred years ago, before the advent of capitalism, a man’s social status was fixed from the beginning to the end of his life; he inherited it from his ancestors, and it never changed. If he was born poor, he always remained poor, and he was born rich- a lord, or a duke- he kept his dukedom and the property that went with it for the rest of his life” (Ludwig von Mises) In the Third Edition of Economic Policy, Thoughts for today and tomorrow Mises main focal point in the article is capita...
John McCain wants to increase the number of troops in Iraq and stay there until the job there is complete. When American soldiers started getting killed in the war; citizens in America thought we needed to get out of there. It's a very controversial topic because nobody wants to be fighting and see people die, but the war was needed to help the United States correct the problems in Iraq. It is understandably why people would want to have soldiers return home, but that would leave Iraq out of...