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The Biased and Ill-formed Arguments of Cal Thomas on the Truth Behind the Root of All Evil in the World
The United States of America is a peculiar oddity in that it is really only united in title. In actuality, our nation has been divided in ideology for far longer than it has even been a country-- thanks to the ludicrous bi-partisan system that exists even to this day. Whether you were pro-slavery, pro-choice, pro-segregatio...
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The Issue of Corruption in Today's Government
The Spoils System Many Americans are beginning to be concerned with growing corruption in today’s government. However, government officials have been bartering with each other behind-the-scenes for almost two centuries. The first instance came in the form of a “corrupt bargain” in the 1824 election, where Henry Clay sold...
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The Ideals of the Islamic Terrorist Group, ISIS
Recently, it seems that people’s biggest international fear is no longer North Korea, but is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. This group has become widely known for their videos showing the beheadings of American Citizens and their mass murders in the streets in the Middle East. While their tactics seem to be n...
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The Importance of Government Secrecy for the Benefit of the Nation
What They’re Hiding Since the beginning of human civilization, societies have formed hierarchies and governing structures to maintain public order. As time progressed, governing structures became more complex. Government secrecy has always been around and most likely always will, but it was not until new technology began...
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The Blissful Ignorance and the Idea of Original Position in Politics
Is Ignorance Blissful?: Power of Identity in Politics The famous adage, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you,” often holds truth in minor instances.  Yet, the world that John Rawls imagined extends that concept of absence into the arena of identity, with the idea of the “original position.”  This abstraction is eventually u...
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A Discussion on the Kantian Democratic Peace Theory
A Kantian View of Peace The benefits and the reasons the Democratic Peace Theory is accurate
for the past, present, and future. The reasons given are insurmountable and
overwhelming at best when read through the first time. In general, by the
definition of the Democratic Peace Theory, democracy is seen as an approach...
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The Conflicting Opinions of David Nichols and Terri Bimes on Modern Presidency
Assignment Two David Nichols and Terri Bimes have conflicting opinions on the modern presidency. Nichols thinks that the modern presidency is a good evolution from the original presidency, but Bimes would more readily label the modern presidency as a sick mutation from what the founding fathers intended into a monster. Nic...
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A Discussion on the Importance of a Christian to Be Involved in Politics
In R. Albert Mohler’s three articles, Engaging the City of Man, Transforming Culture, and Christian Morality and Public Law- Five Theses, the author discusses the importance of the Christian to be actively involved with politics. Mohler’s strongest argument is that Christians need to be involved with politics to exercise th...
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The Literary Elements of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
In a speech given by Abraham Lincoln known as the Gettysburg Address, he uses logos, the effect on the audience by means of facts and logic, ethos, the establishment of a sense of authority, and pathos, the emotional effect on the audience, to make this speech one of the most famous speeches in the history of America. Linco...
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A Reaction Paper to the Political Compass
My Reaction Paper to the Political Compass. The political compass is a very interesting tool. I liked the fact that it shows you where you stand in a general definition of politics. My results were more towards the upper left side of the 3rd quadrant. Meaning my ideology would be social liberalism; “seeks to find a balan...
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An Analysis of Rhetorical Devices in the Declaration of Independence
Rhetorical Devices in the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a work composed in part by Thomas Jefferson. The composition provides supporting details to lead to the conclusion that the United States of America is declaring their independence from Great Britain. Written in 1776, it is one of th...
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A Comparison between the Political Stance of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn
The presidential race can bring out true colors in citizens all over the United States, as well as in the presidential candidates themselves. Due to the current presidential race being constantly broadcasted, we as U.S. citizens may forget about political figures in other places, such as the UK. Throughout this essay, I wil...
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The Life and Works of the Absolute Monarch, Augustus
The Absolute Monarchy Monarch is not a strong enough title for this power-hungry push over,
he was truly an absolute monarch. Although he created a remarkable
stability that lasted for the next two hundred years, he had to do a lot to
get there and not all of it was good. Theoretically speaking he was given
his right...
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A Personal Essay on Different Political Issues
Political Party Preference Since I was little, I was told that it was up to me to change the way our country grows. Back then, I was not so sure that I could make that much of a difference, but now I know that by voting, I could make a world of change. It is not easy choosing which party to vote for, but if anyone take...
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The Foundation of Communism through the Theory of Karl Marx
Oppression, inequality, and corruption are the words used to describe communism in the West. It is seen as a stifling system which attacks innovation and any freedoms deserved by humanity. In contrast, democracy and capitalism is viewed as the moral and just way things should be run. These systems provide the freedoms and r...
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Hamas Should Be Responsible and Accountable for Their Actions
A government is meant to protect the people, but if it turns on its civilians, the effects are drastic. Hamas is an Islamic Palestinian terrorist organization which currently governs the small territory of Gaza. Although it is unclear whether Hamas was elected or took over by force, the organization has turned against the c...
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An Examination of the Book Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Acemoglu and Robinson: Why Nations Fail In Why Nations Fail Acemoglu and Robinson follow in the footsteps of Easterly, Diamond, Sachs, Banerjee and Duflo in their attempts to explain why some nations fail while others succeed. Acemoglu and Robinson focus on the political and economic institutions of nations and how they we...
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The Institutional Theory of Economic Divergence in the Book Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
Institutional Theory of Economic Divergence The Institutional theory of economic divergence, as defined by Darorsn Acemoglu and James Robinson in their book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty, states that small changes lead to critical junctures which results in economic divergences. The authors...
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An Analysis of Political Corruption of American Cities in The Shame of Cities by Lincoln Steffens
Lincoln Steffens on Political Corruption Lincoln Steffens was a political journalist. He became famous when he began to write a series on the corruption of American Cities, called The Shame of Cities. Steffens focused mainly on political corruption of the municipal governments. He began to doubt the effectiveness of refo...
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The Life of the British Marxist Historian Eric Hobsbawm and His Piece The Age of Revolution
Eric Hobsbawm was a Marxist historian from Britain. He was born in 1917 and he passed away in the recent year of 2012. In his later years of life he took on the title of Britain’s most respected historian. He is the author of numerous books, one of which is The Age of Revolution. The Age of Revolution is a book that gives a...
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An Analysis of The Gettysburg Address, a Famous Speech of Abraham Lincoln
The Gettysburg Address In November of 1863, Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous address to commemorate a land not only to the men who died there, but to the cause they fought for. On that day, he proved to the US that what matters was not the petty differences of American citizens, but solely the idea that our country was...
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An Analysis of President George W. Bush's Speech After the 9/11 Attacks
This document was originally given as a speech by President George W. Bush to the American people after the 9/11 terrorist attack. This is the speech that not only consoled America, but set the groundwork of the response to the terrible and horrific attack on American soil. Much like certain Israelis (especially those who l...
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A Comparison of the Varying Ideas of Niccolo Machiavelli and Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Varying Ideas of Two Great Minds Machiavelli’s and Rousseau’s ideas about government and the people who make it up vary widely. Niccolò Machiavelli stresses the idea that the end justifies the means. Machiavelli illustrates his idea through promotion of unscrupulous deeds and of might as a means to make right. The need...
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A Comparison of Today's World With the Roman Empire
Is there anything we can learn from Rome Example? There are many things that we can learn from Rome. Governments begin to fail when they lose sight of all that's going on under their watch. Rome got too big physically; we've become too complex operationally. Rome sought ever-increasing military might, a goal that emptied t...
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A Mix of Political Views within My Family
From the age of 16, I have found myself learning more about the
certain ways things are done - in short, I have learned about different
views. I've been in plenty of disagreements with my parents and/or
grandparents on certain viewpoints or opinions. Nonetheless, there are
times where we have communicated, and have found to...
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