Presidential Debate 2012 Tuesday’s debate was punchy between President Obama and Mitt Romney. The debate opened with testy exchanges on energy in which the president accused Romney of ignoring renewable power. But Romney, too, attacked Obama for allowing over rising gasoline prices and faking support for fossil fuels. What was out of the ordinary was that, in the last Presidential Debate, Romney had been the aggressor while Obama was calm and not as irritated. In my personal opinion, I think Obama showed that he can lead the U.S. even in crucial times and that he will fight for us and still manage to keep a positive attitude.
One negative aspect to his essay would have to be his bias toward conservatives and the rich. He deliberately labels out the rich in many of his examples by pointing out how they claim to be Christian but do not wish to help aid the poor. As for conservatives, he not only points out George W. Bush but refers at times to religion as “conservative religion.” This clearly shows his bias toward them and could be a way for him to associate them with the American Christianity problem. I believe McKibben has a great point on this issue. As American Christians, we always believe that if we do good deeds or help ourselves we go to heaven.
It was a new religion in that time and he wanted more people to join and spread his religion everywhere. Another document that would support his point of view is another Christian believer like John or Luke that wrote Jesus’ teachings about the rich and how it’s discouraged by Jesus to be wealthy on earth. Thomas Aquinas, (4) leading Scholastic theologian 1273, wrote that no man should sell what is not his, though he may charge for the loss he suffers. He possibly had this point of view because Roman governors were taking advantage of people in selling food supplies and resources in higher prices and he could no longer provide for his family. It was probably popular at that time to increase prices from trade and he wanted to warn people that getting rich will end in suffering instead of happiness.
Hank is not a fan of Catholicism to say the least: “There you see the hand of that awful power, the Roman Catholic Church. In two or three little centuries it had converted a nation of men to a nation of worms” (43). Hank experiences that without title and heritage people are nothing in King Arthur’s time and he feels this is because of the church. He says that the church “invented the divine right of kings” (44). He is also proud that his knights who carry advertisements will influence people in a way that the Church cannot control: “This would undermine the Church.
He opens his speech by acknowledging the role of religious groups in the building of the American society. This is an issue that had no coverage in Johnson’s address. While Reagan concentrates on religious beliefs as the instigators of social growth and development, Johnson preferred that use of education and riches as the means to achieve the same goal. This contrast is evident in the way these two presidents gave their opening speeches. The other big contrast between these two speeches is Reagan’s reiteration the freedom and liberty are things that can only be enjoyed with the full blessings of God (Rodgers, 2011, p164).
Because of this, the modern definition of 'family planning' has lead to some controversy amongst politicians within America. For example, the Republican Party are ideologically conservative, meaning they are a political party which aims to preserve traditional cultures and fashions, for example Christianity being taught throughout all schools. Because Christianity is often seen as the countries' traditional and original religion, republicans argue that Christianity is closely associated with American identity, therefore the eradication of it being taught compulsory within schools is against traditions. For the same religious reasons, the Republicans disagree with family planning schemes such as abortion,- the Republican Party would normally disagree with abortion as it goes against the Christian teaching known as the sanctity of life. This is the traditional teaching taught by the church which explicitly states that all human life is sacred, and so is to be protected by all Christians.
Mr Santorum knew this was a distorted statement as he had voted for the bill when Congress passed landmark welfare reform legislation in 1996 as then a Republican senator from Pennsylvania. The Republican National committee (RNC) realized it was a powerful statement that would move voters as evidenced by Ashley O'Connor a strategist with the RNC was quoted saying "Our most effective ad is our welfare ad,” Another statement made by Romney pollster Mr.Neil Newhouse. “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” meaning they knew the statement they were putting out there was wrong, but went ahead
Presidential Election of 2012 The Presidential election is a very important election that each of us should take seriously. In choosing a President for our country, we have to look at the candidates and decide which ones beliefs can help the county the most. This year, we have numerous candidates from the Republican Party and only one from the Democrat Party running for President of the United States. President elect Barack Obama, Democrat candidate, is gearing up for a second term; his major platforms are national healthcare, decreased unemployment rate and stimulating economy for the country. Presently, the national healthcare plan presented to Congress is one of great concern and after four years of debate is
Some atheists and agnostics argue to remove "in God we trust" from our currency. Conservatives on the religious right work for prayer in our public schools. Secularists fear religious zealotry, and believers abhor moral anarchy. In this popular level historical overview of the relationship between church and state, religion and politics, Jon Meacham, the managing editor of Newsweek and a practicing Christian, argues against both extremes. There is, he insists, a well-defined historical common middle ground, what he calls a "sensible center," that best serves the many and varied interests of our country.
The root of the “working government,” unlike the 44th president would have you believe, is not a denial of the big vs. small government competition, but the competition itself! At the same time, the former Senator from Illinois tried to make amends with Conservatives, saying that we have to “…spend wisely…” and “…reform bad habits…” Yet, one has to wonder, are these things the Obama administration honestly wants to do? I don’t think so.