Politics Essays

Liberaliam
Liberaliam Norman Davies describes liberalism as "being developed along two parallel tracks, the political and the economic. Political liberalism focused on the essential concept of government by consent. In its most thoroughgoing form it embraced republicanism, though most liberals favored a popular, limited, and fair-minded monarch as a factor encouraging stability." (A History of Europe, p.802) At the core of liberalism was the idea of freedom of thought and expression. People were now no...

Life or death
Life or death By: NLG Smith Life or Death The beliefs and views of our country are hypocritical and unjust. As we grow from a young child to a mature adult, we are taught many things such as that killing another human being is wrong, it is against the law and goes against most people�s religious beliefs. Yet, there are some instances when this rule does not seem to apply. If someone kills another in self-defense it is seen as an act of bravery, if a soldier kills an enemy in war it i...

Live together before the arrma
Live together before the arrma By: xingmin E-mail: yao898@yahoo.com How many times have you heard that "Well, I think we should just live together first to see if we are compatible, and then we can get married." How many times have you saw the sight that the bride walked down the aisle who was already living together with her boyfriend. Nowadays, unmarried couples living together have increased dramatically over the past few decades. The rationale is simple: "By living together before ...

Lao Tzu The Moderation of Rul
Lao-Tzu: The Moderation of Rul Ruling a country effectively is executed through a variety of methods. Lao-Tzu, a follower of Taoism, expresses his belief on the most efficient way to govern. "The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be. The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be" (25). This quote from Lao-Tzu can be interpreted many different ways. The author discusses what he feels the rol...

Law An Overview
Law - An Overview Human nature consists of three basic components. These are to live, to propagate and to dominate. If Humanity was left without any other parameters, this natural state of existence would govern its behavior. Fortunately, there are parameters that exist. These parameters are law. The topic of this paper addresses the type of law that operates in creating potential boundaries for the behavior of states. This law is called the Law of Nations or international law. Patrick Moyni...

Legality of Abortion
Legality of Abortion Abortion must be a legal and attainable procedure for women throughout the United States. Abortion is a subject which easily fits into the themes of CORE 1. Abortion pertains to many issues which are involved in CORE 1. CORE 1 analyzes civil rights as well as equal treatment for women in America. Abortion challenges the civil rights of the mother and the fetus which she bears. To deny abortion is denying the mother certain civil rights, but if the fetus is considered a p...

Legalization of marijuana
Legalization of marijuana By: jim E-mail: wutang112878@hotmail.com Recently doctors have prescribed marijuana, and �the Clinton administration threatened to prosecute doctors who prescribe marijuana,� (Gonnerman 40). Doctors are prescribing marijuana for its medical benefits. The Clinton administration on the other hand is outlawing marijuana because it has not been approved by the FDA. Since doctors feel marijuana has medical benefits it should be clinically tested so they can pre...

Korean pollution
Korean pollution By: John Smith E-mail: Whiteymalcolm@altavista.com Deadly particles are circulating within our air supply. They are �the most life threatening for of air pollution.� These are tiny particles of soot and other matter released from diesel engines in lorries, buses, and coaches. They are believed to have played a role in the premature deaths of 8,000 people. Other pollutants known as GMM�s are causing such damage. GMM�s are genetically modified micro-organisms. Th...

La Cosa Nostra
La Cosa Nostra By: Natalie Ann E-mail: CampYomeca@aol.com La Cosa Nostra Perhaps one of the most poignant moments in American cinema is the closing scene in the film �The Godfather� when Don Vito Corleone�s son Michael takes over his father�s position... and one of the most unforgettable moments, a severed horses�s head lies bloody in a man�s bed. It is this tradition and brutality that characterizes the Mafia, a secret Sicilian society that lives and functions just as much...

Labor Issues
Labor Issues By: abe E-mail: abe@yahoo.com Labor Unions: Aging Dinosaur or Sleeping Giant? The Labor Movement and Unionism Background and Brief History Higher wages! Shorter workdays! Better working conditions! These famous words echoed throughout the United States beginning in �1790 with the skilled craftsmen� (Dessler, 1997, p. 544). For the last two-hundred years, workers of all trades have been fighting for their rights and �seeking methods of improving their living standards...

Labor Union History in Califor
Labor Union History in Califor By: Daniel Olmos E-mail: agentolmos The various labor movements in California have been among the most important in our nation. As a state with a tremendously diversified economy, California's workers are employed in every industry imaginable; from our huge agriculture base, to our docks, to aerospace, to construction, to the entertainment industry-the list is endless. And in each industry, workers struggled to organize themselves into collectives to shap...

Juvenile Delinquency
Juvenile Delinquency There is no doubt that various experts can give us many theories as to the causes of juvenile delinquency, including one's economic background, substance abuse, delinquent peer groups, repeated exposure to violence, increased availability of firearms and media violence, however, I feel that the number one cause of juvenile delinquency is the breakdown of families, including lack of parental control over children. It is ironic in America, today, one must have a driver's l...

Juveniles Must Accpet Responsi
Juveniles Must Accpet Responsi Are juveniles as under control today as they were in the past? Crime plays a major role in today�s society. The government follows the policy and has always followed the policy that no crime goes unpunished. The controversy that surrounds the United States courtrooms today is whether or not a minor needs to stand trial as an adult for committing a serious offense. These decisions made by the judge or jury in the preliminary hearing affect the rest of the susp...

KKK
KKK By: Misty Wood E-mail: woodmisty@hotmail.com Despite the civil rights amendments being passed over 40 years ago, racism continues to thrive in America. A good example of this is the southern-based organization called the Ku Klux Klan. Immediately following the Civil War, this group came about during the Reconstruction Era. Because of the ratification of the 13th amendment, ending slavery in the south, the KKK emerged with a cause that has yet to be put to rest�the rise of white p...

Killing Us Softly a film revie
Killing Us Softly a film revie By: Alexi Agramonte E-mail: kuling20@hotmail.com One of the films that struck me the most was �Killing Us Softly�, the documentary on how advertising and the whole media in general can basically run this entire world. Sounds a bit drastic, but I really believe that this statement is true because of the many horrible incidents that happen throughout the world today. The documentary effectively demonstrated how easy it is for advertising to send across ...

John F
John F. Kennedy vs. Lynden B. By: Joe Badussi E-mail: Belgiancte@aol.com The question I am about to answer can not be answered in brief. To fully comprehend the similarities and differences between John F. Kennedy�s �New Frontier� and Lyndon B. Johnson�s �Great Society� you must understand their intentions first. John F. Kennedy was not an ordinary President. He was one with a certain �charisma�, as some put it. He was very blunt and knew how to get what he wanted. Duri...

John McCain
John McCain By: erin E-mail: elgrohs@hotmail.com Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has had a long and distinguished career in both the military and in politics. A United States Naval Pilot and Captain who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart, McCain then moved onto the House of Representatives and Senate ("Biographical Data for John S. McCain"). In April of 1999, McCain announced his candidacy for President, stating his mission to "rest...

Josef Mengele
Josef Mengele By: Colin Price THE ANGEL OF DEATH: JOSEF MENGELE "Right, left", what man could send people to their death with a flick of a cane, without batting an eye? Josef Mengele. The stories and pictures of Auschwitz tell a gruesome tale of death and torture. Stories of the abused, used, and killed, the tales of the torturees have been told, but what about the torturers? The SS, the "doctors", the ones who carried out the deeds, what was their life like? That is what this paper will...

Justice
Justice By: Evonna E-mail: IMotola@aol.com JUSTICE I always ask myself, do we have the right to speak out the truth. If yes, I have a chance to place on this paper my thoughts. I disagree with the judicial system in the U.S.A. Many of Americans will tell me I am insane. I am seeking justice. No matter is it in court or on the outskirts of police courtiers. I have seen children bleeding to death, shoot by gangs on the streets of LA. I witnessed injustice in court and on our streets. It ...

It Is Time To Reaffirm Our Act
It Is Time To Reaffirm Our Act By: Al Rod E-mail: alexrod2@home.com It Is Time to Reaffirm Our Actions On Equal Opportunity The history of this Nation is being carved with the chisels of our incessant struggle towards freedom and equality. Evidently, that struggle has continually propelled us scores of years away from slavery and flagrant bigotry. Yes, we can not deny to ourselves that our odyssey to the realms of crystal-clear equality has not yet ended. Though, attempting to surpass ...

Italian Mafia History
Italian Mafia History By: James The Mafia started early in the 9th century. This was the period in which the Arab forces occupied Sicily. Sicilians needed a place to escape to. The word Mafia means refuge in Arab language. The Normans invaded a Sicily in the 11th century. Once again they were forced to work for these invaders as slaves. The only way to escape this was to hide in the hills of the island. When Sicily was invaded the refuges were pursued just as every time that they had b...

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson By: Peter Naughton E-mail: Bigins72@aol.com In 1947 Jackie Robinson was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers and was the first black to do so. Before that there were separate leagues. Segregation was a big issue and Jackie made it even bigger by calling for it to stop and letting every one have a chance to show their talent. He led the path for a less difficult life for blacks, but that path had hate, misery, and pain as obstacles and only a special person like Robinson could...

Is Sex Eroding Moral Values
Is Sex Eroding Moral Values? By: Natasha Adams Moral can be defined loosely as "of good character". Values are "a belief, or standard". The question at hand is, has sex eroded moral values? Sex is everywhere. It is not limited to the bedroom anymore, but to the television, movies, billboards, office buildings and the White House. The open discussion and study of sex dates back only about a century, to the work of Sigmund Freud. Freud believed that sexuality was innate, present in human...

Is advertising ethical
Is advertising ethical? By: Amy E-mail: amychao54@hotmail.com Introduction Advertiser��s main purpose is to make consumers aware of new products and services and to persuade them to buy. Granted advertising does differ from the news and entertainment media, but that doesn��t mean it should not have to follow similar ethical standards. Advertising, too, should be held to the truth, as many people take it at face value and gullibly believe all or most of what is said. Although it...

Is the Unites States Political
Is the Unites States Political In any system which claims to be democratic, a question of its legitimacy remains. A truly democratic political system has certain characteristics which prove its legitimacy with their existence. One essential characteristic of a legitimate democracy is that it allows people to freely make choices without government intervention. Another necessary characteristic which legitimates government is that every vote must count equally: one vote for every person. For t...