- Liberalism And Freedom
Liberalism and Freedom
Liberalism is a force that has produced change from the birth of this
nation to the politics of today. Liberal tenets have been a basis of thought
and action in American politics since well before the signing of the
Constitution. Certainly, liberalism has had to transform in order to remain a
legitimate force throughout the years. When considering this transformation,
one may ask whether or not the ideas and goals of classical liberalism have been
lost in the ...
- John Paul Stevens: Biography
John Paul Stevens: Biography
John Paul Stevens, the 101st Justice to serve on the supreme court of
the United States, and the first appointed by President Gerald R. Ford. John
Paul Stevens became a member of the high court in December of 1975. Stevens, a
middle aged man, with a reputation as a sharp-minded, hardworking lawyer, and
first rate judge was given the highest evaluation from the American Bar
Association committee that examined his record. ³A superb judicial craftsman²
- Interest Groups
Interest Group is defined as "an organized body of individuals who try
to influence public policy." This system is designed so that interest groups
would be an instrument of public influence on politics to create changes, but
would not threaten the government much. Whether this is still the case or not
is an important question that we must find out. Interest groups play many
different roles in the American political system, such as representation,
participation, education, ...
- Katz V. The United States
Katz V. The United States
The petitioner Mr. Katz was arrested for illegal gambling, he had been gambling
over a public phone. The FBI attached an electronic recorder onto the outside of the
public phone booth. The state courts claimed this to be legal because the recording device
was on the outside of the phone and the FBI never entered the booth. The Supreme Court
Ruled in the favor of Katz. They stated that the Fourth Amendment allowed for the
protection of a person and not just a p...
- A Students Reading Of The Politics Of Rich And Poor
A Student's Reading of The Politics of Rich and Poor
Often times, a political analyst/scientist will write a book on the
politics and economics of the time. This writer may also create a work which
emanates views contrary to the opinion of the governing body. Rarely, however,
does one find an analyst who will clearly undermine his own political party by,
in effect, saying, "I told you so." Kevin Phillips, editor-publisher of The
American Political Report, columnist for the Los An...
- Legalizing Marijuana
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is
second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth
manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four
times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation,
- The Press And Media Cause Rampant Swaying Of The Election Votes Through Their Opinions And Reports
The Press and Media Cause Rampant Swaying of the Election Votes Through Their Opinions and Reports
Today, the press and media cause rampant swaying of the vote through
their own opinions and reports. People are often misled with half-truths and
believable rumors that can aid or ruin an election. Journalists and the
newspapers often print things too hastily, without first investigating the truth
or at least both sides of a story. Candidates abuse the media, using money as a
pass to publicl...
- USSR: The Doomed Empire
USSR: The Doomed Empire
BY: Eric Paul
TA: Mr. Kalhor
The 1940's and the next four decades after, were a time of bitter
struggle between the US and the Soviet Union. National identity as well as
ideological differences brought both countries to the brink of nuclear war, a
revolutionary style of warfare causing the most disastrous demographic disaster
known to man. There are numerous speculations on who actually started the war. ...
- Crime And Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Comparison Essay between Crime and Punishment and Notes from theUnderground
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s stories are stories of a sort of rebirth. Heweaves a tale of suffering and how each character attempts to deliverthemselves from this misery. In the novel Crime and Punishment, hetells the story of Raskolnikov, a former student who murders an oldpawnbroker as an attempt to prove a theory. In Notes from theUnderground, we are given a chance to explore Dostoyevsky’s opinion o...
- Congress And The Change In Term Limits
Congress and The Change in Term Limits
In 1994, for the first time in 40 years, Congress was drastically changed. The
Democratic majority was uprooted and new, lively, freshmen were instated with a
job to undertake. As part of the Republican=s AContract with America,@ these
new Republicans had to revise the current Congressional term limit status. In
undertaking this task, these men and women ran into a seemingly stone road-block.
This roadblock consisted of long-term, carreerists who were ...
- The Brady Bill
The Brady Bill
The legislative process in the United States Congress shows us an
interesting drama in which a bill becomes a law through compromises made by
diverse and sometimes conflicting interests in this country. There have been
many controversial bills passed by Congress, but among all, I have taken a
particular interest in the passage of the Brady bill. When the Brady debate was
in full swing in Congress about three years ago, I was still back in my country,
Japan, where ...
What are aliens? There are illegal aliens. Their are UFO aliens. You
have to ask yourself one question, do you think there could be intelligent life
other than the human race? I do. Aliens are creatures, things, phenomena. No
one can explain them nor can any one prove their existence, but there are
millions of people who believe they're out there. I'm not talking about ID4
aliens, or anything like that. I am talking about intelligent life that may
just be coming here to ...
- Canadas Copyright Laws
Canada's Copyright Laws
Canada's copyright law is one of our hardest laws to enforce.
The reason the police have so much trouble enforcing this law, is due
to technology. This law is very easy to break, and once broken, it is
very hard to track down violators. So although some form of a
copyright law is needed, the one we have has, too many holes to be
effective. There are three main ways in which the copyright law is
broken in everyday life. They is audio/video tape co...
- The Bush Administrations Relation With Iraq Prior To Iraqs Invasion Of Kuwait:
The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait:
Credibility and Misperception
Prior to the August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait on the part of Iraq, the
United States had questionable relations with Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, to
say the least. In retrospect, which is inherently advantageous as a 20/20
perspective, questions remain unanswered as to whether or not the United States
was too appeasing to Saddam Hussein in the years, months, and days leadi...
- Communism Is The Idea Of Having A Classless Society Of People Where Everything Is Supposed To Be Owned
Communism is the idea of having a classless society of people where everything is supposed to be owned
equally by all. In communism, unlike Marxism there is a peasant revolution instead of a proletariat revolution, and
unlike in socialism there is a totalitarian government and there is no private property. Marxism is a classless society
brought about through a proletariat revolution. In Marxism the government is just supposed to wither away unlike in
communism and socialism. In s...