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Monday, March 7, 2016

Was the New Deal a success?

http://www.shmoop.com/fdr-new-deal/summary.html
The New Deal was a success in some ways and a failure in other ways. In terms of short-term relief, and reform, it was very successful. It immediately solved many results of the Gr8 Depression such as unemployment and homelessness. For reform, it changed the way many Americans perceived the government's role in the economy. In recovery, it lagged behind. Even today, America is still suffering from the Gr8 Depression. Unemployment remained really high and economic growth was slowed down to a snail's pace. Still, 2/3 isn't bad. (That's a D, like my grades, so it's acceptable to me.)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Free Higher Education

What are arguments for this proposal?
It's morally obligated. Other countries have this system. US ranks 14th in terms of adults with higher education.
https://ourfuture.org/20140319/free-higher-education-is-a-human-right

What are arguments against this proposal?
Not truly free. If everyone is equal, no one is equal. Free for all is not good for the economy.
http://danielslomka.svbtle.com/6-or-more-nonevil-arguments-against-free-higher-education

What political party/social class would be for and against this idea?
Liberals and low social classes would be for this while Capitalists/Conservatives and higher social classes would be opposed.

What are your thoughts on this?
I like free stuff and I want to go to college. I'm not super knowledgeable about economy and political stuff, but I think it'd be good for America to catch up to their European rivals who have already adopted this policy and are doing gr8.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Marcus Garvey was a controversial person because his ideals and dreams were the same as the pro-activists of negro equality, but his methods were more of the extremist type, which caused people from both ends of the extremes to join together and make a large group that has varying ideals, which does not bode well for its longterm continuity.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Several states are considering repealing laws requiring the wearing of seat belts in motor vehicles.
  • Why might some people think such laws are needed? Who might benefit from these laws? The dumbasses who don't put on their seat belts on and get fined benefit from this. This law is needed for those kind of people that need saving from themselves.
  • How might any of these laws restrict some people’s rights? Who might be negatively affected by them? If it were to be moved, it would restrict nobody's rights. The families of the people who don't put on seat belts are negatively affected by this, because they now have dead family members that they can't get back. 
  • Do you feel these laws benefit the many at the expense of the few, or the other way around? Explain why. It benefits many because nobody dies, it keeps people safe. A fine or inability to move as freely while riding in a car is a small price to pay to keep someone's life intact.
  • Do you feel these laws should stay as is, be amended, or be repealed? Explain how.These laws should stay as is because it is meant to save those that are too occupied to save themselves. It has no downside, and has been proven to save many in the past.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                      
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                   .--------.            |   |        
              ____/_____|___ \___        |   |        
             /     _   - |   _   ,*      |   |        
              '--(_)-------(_)--'        |   |        
                                         |___|        

                Seat belts save you from yourself.    

Monday, December 14, 2015

Civil Liberties should not be taken away in cases of war or some other national hysteria. The amendments Liberties weren't made to be taken away from citizens by the government just because they think it is necessary. These basic rights were made so that citizens always have some form of rights that help protect them against people that they can't do anything about ie: Government, Stalker, etc. The government has no right to take away other people's rights that are bestowed upon them by law.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Foreign Affairs thing

I think the US should stay as a powerful role in the world's history. Japan tried isolationism, and it didn't work out very well for them. Today's world is vastly different than Washington's, since communication is near instantaneous, we'll know what happens everywhere right when it happens. Back in his day, countries were still trying to sort things out but today, most counties know what they're doing so it'll be easier to mediate the world. The danger for America not being involved enough would be that they're out of the loop and not updated on the world's affairs. Is China making a giant army? Is Russia parachuting troops somewhere? If America just stood by while this happened, then we wouldn't know what's really happening until they're landing on our houses. The US can act as a wise brother to all the other countries going through tough times. They could also serve as a mediator between two countries that are fighting with each other, as the view from a third party could help a lot.