Abortion in American politics has been a major issue for decades. The reason why it has been a major issue is because of the political parties and their unwillingness to come to a compromise. The Democrats, whom are mostly liberal, say that abortion is a civil right and the Republican, whom are mostly conservative, say that abortion should be illegal. Citizens, whom elect these representatives, are not very polarization and their stances change according to the situation at hand. We can say that “In America today there is a disconnect between an unrepresentative political class and the citizenry it purports to represent” (Fiorina 2009, p. xix).
At the top of my bottom five I would have to put George W. Bush in the number one slot. Although he was faced with the overwhelming task of the Iraq war, he did not prove himself to a leader. He was very under spoken and in my opinion made very poor decision in leading our country out of war and lead us instead into a recession. [ (Dye, L. Tucker Gibson, & Robison, 2011) ] The Watergate Scandal definitely places Richard Nixon on the bottom for me. If you cannot trust and believe in the good of a person how are you to entrust the life of the Nation in one’s hands!
The Republican Party acts as the expert and the women act as the public. The GOP believes that these policies about abortion, violence against women, etc would better our community. The women that would be affected by these policies voice their opinions and how they feel about these policies and as the representatives of the people, the politicians must listen. According to our notes about constructing safe environments, “Put community leaders and authorities in a serious listening role” (Villamil, 2012, Slide 5). Leaders like our politicians may feel that they know best, which cause problems if they don’t take into can account how their community feels about a particular
"Fast Facts." National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Home Page, a part of the U.S. Department of Education. http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=98 (accessed September 12, 2012). "Arguments Against Affirmative Action - Cultural Diversity | Diversity News | Diversity Articles - MinorityJobs.net." MinorityJobs.net.
HOPE’s Woes Affecting Students The HOPE scholarship is a valuable asset in the Georgia education program. It provides a chance at education for those who wouldn’t normally make it. During the years of the economic crash, the governor made cuts statewide to compensate. One of the most costly cuts was in education which affected the HOPE scholarship. With falling lottery revenues that pay for the scholarship, the government will have to boost lottery sales, or they will have to find new ways to pay for the scholarship.
7 Mar. 2012. http://ic.galegroup.com.hrt-proxy.libraries.vsc.edu/ic/ovic/NewsDetailsPage/NewsDetailsWindow?displayGroupName=News&disableHighlighting=false&prodId=OVIC&action=e&windowstate=normal&catId=&documentId=GALE%7CA278105512&mode=view&userGroupName=vol_ccv&jsid=5f4984b665d54d99b0e2714da3a33fe7 • Jordan, Katy. "DEMS BLAST BAKER OVER WELFARE PLAN." Boston Herald 12 Oct. 2010: 004. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context.