Name:   test
Period: 0
Date:   Monday, November 19, 2007
Time:   06:40:26 AM

Essay:

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Name:   Chris Smith
Period: 3
Date:   Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Time:   06:43:13 PM

Essay:

Conservative or Liberal?

The question at hand here is whether I am a liberal or a conservative. Radical liberals tend to agree on issues involving large government programs and personal American freedoms and rights. Radical conservatives usually feel the opposite of radical liberals, and have a more moral approach rather than believing in freedoms that liberals believe Americans should have. Three of these issues, in particular, are issues that I feel very strongly about. I am against illegal immigration, gay marriage, and abortion. For these, and many other reasons, I consider myself to be a very conservative person.
	Illegal immigration is one of the biggest problems in the U.S. today. I myself am not against immigration; I am actually in favor of it, as long as people immigrate here the right way and follow the rules of our country. Too many immigrants come to this country illegally to seek out a better life for themselves and their families. Sure, they take many jobs that Americans wouldnít take and they take them for lesser pay, but they also find ways to bleed our economy out of money. One of the biggest problems is that they enroll their children in our public schools, and we as Americans have to pay for their schooling through taxes. Now, Iíll admit that I donít know a lot of the facts, but isnít it just unfair that they get to come here without having to go through the long and rigorous process that many other legal immigrants have to go through to become citizens or residents of the U.S.? I donít think it is fair that illegals donít have to follow the rules while other legal immigrants do, and it is for that reason that I am against illegal immigration.
	Another issue that I am strongly against is gay marriage. I am a Christian, and I live my life by following the teachings of God through the Bible. Nowhere in there does it say that it is right for a man and a man or a woman and a woman to be together. Now, I wonít deny the fact that many people are gay and do love other people of the same sex, but allowing them to get married is where the line is crossed. I believe that if they want to be partners, then so be it. Marriage is an institution that was created for the joining together of a man and a woman, nothing else, plain and simple. It is for these reasons that I am against gay marriage.
	Abortion is another issue that went against my beliefs. Nowhere, absolutely nowhere in the Bible does it say that any human being on this earth is allowed to ďplay GodĒ by taking another life. Many people argue that it is a womanís body and the woman has the right to do whatever she wants. No she doesnít. That body inside of the woman is not her body, as small as it may be. Many people also argue if it is done soon enough, it isnít as though you are killing a human being. Well, as soon as that baby is conceived, it is a living thing. No argument can be made against it. You can raise the child yourself; give it up for adoption, etc. It is for these reasons that I am against abortion.
	I am a conservative for many different reasons. Three of these reasons are stated above, as I am against illegal immigration, gay marriage, and abortion. Many arguments could be made against my own, but those arguments could not change the way I feel on these issues, nor could they change my status as a conservative.

Name:   mr s
Period: 0
Date:   Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Time:   08:51:24 AM

Essay:

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Name:   Vanessa Vargas
Period: 5
Date:   Friday, November 23, 2007
Time:   09:45:40 PM

Essay:

   In my opinion, being a Liberal in the United States of America is about having a broad political mindset which favors individual liberty, equality, and opposing restricitions on our liberty, whether they come from a religion, any form of government regulation, or from the past hierarchy structure. That is why i would consider myself more of a Liberal than a Conservative.
   Here in the United States individual liberty is one of the key factors that make America the best. I believe in the fact of our natural born rights, free enterprise, and a representative democracy. In the United States, we have all those rights, and many more, that i feel some may take for granted. In other countries people do not have the rights that we have and by being a liberal I encourage these rights, which i do not take for granted. To me, individual liberty is a blessing that extends to our freedom of speech and of the press.
   Equality is an immense influence in my beliefs and liberalism. I believe in equality for all aspects of today's society and government. Equality among all citizens of America offers many opportunites. An opportunity for all regardless of race, age, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. It also provides value to a society of working people. Within the liberal term of equality law and order, the death penalty, and school vouchers are carefully thouht of and cared for. In law and order liberals try to understand why something against the law would be done or to see if it was the wrong person being accused before putting them in jail, which i believe is a great idea, as well as it would be the same process for the death penalty. The idea of all persons being equal and under the same ruels, school vouchers would make no sense and it may be best not have them. 
   Government, in my opinion, is best as a big social government that will provide service to the people. I believe that i will help all people and all may gain more from the interaction of the people that is in charge of its government. The government is only there to work for the people and to be runed by them also. With the power each person hold in our government things like schools may benefit.
    In conclusion, I place myself most as a liberal because I am a strong believer in the ideas I have discussed. I believe in our individual liberty that provides us with the freedom, within reason, to do as we please. I have strong feelings on equality and believe that everyone deserves the same rights and that all are equal. Also, the position of the government is a strong structure of today. We, as citizens of the United States of America, have the power over a government that will provide us will services and nothing but the best.
  

Name:   Lina Palmerin
Period: 4
Date:   Saturday, November 24, 2007
Time:   01:43:07 AM

Essay:

Being a Conservative

I believe that I am a conservative.  Conservatives believe in giving opportunities for peopleís individual lives. They believe in lower taxes and stronger families. As well as making the society more responsible.  Conservatives think first about the individual people rather than the government.  The conservative party has a view that has adapted to the changing social and political environment.  
Conservatives believe in the family.   But they donít tell people about how to live their lives.  They support families through childcare, because it matters how a child is brought up.  Conservatives are also against abortion, and believe that it is very wrong. Unlike liberals who believe that woman should have the right to choose if they would like to have an abortion or not.  
Conservatives believe in lower taxes.  But they are not for greed, or looking up to wealthy people.  They believe that competitive tax rates are they key to a strong economy.  Good public transportation is also the key to a strong, well structured economy.  Conservatives also make sure that in the society we all live in, no one is left behind.  They believe in a smaller government, unlike the liberals that believe that having a bigger government is better, which puts the government before the people in the society.
Conservatives also believe in personal responsibility.  And they also donít believe in selfish individualism, and being greedy.  They believe that the society is a team, not just a system that forgets about the people in need.  When it comes to internationalism conservatives believe that America comes first. We must see our own view before we see the worldís view on issues. 
Being a conservative our morals and perspective plays a great part.  By believing in opportunities for peopleís lives, lower taxes and stronger families, making a more responsible society, and thinking about the individual people rather than the government all impact a conservativeís beliefs.  With conservatives adapting to change it makes the society a better place.  And knowing that the people come before the government makes a whole lot of a difference to this changing world today.        

Name:   nicholas baltz
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   11:00:25 AM

Essay:

Liberal or Conservative?


	Many People always ask if you are a Liberal or a Conservative, but they never find out why. They assume that every Liberal and every Conservative agree on every topic. But this is far from the truth. Many people, including powerful politicians have very split views based on their morals and influences. What makes them one side or the other are three or four main key ideas that tend to belong to one side or the other. I am a Liberal, and what makes me a Liberal is three main ideas that Liberals tend to have. These are, the size of the government, the death penalty, and gay marriage. These are some of the key arguments between Democrats and Republicans and all of thoughts on these matters tend to be Liberal which is why I call my self a Liberal.

	First off there is the size of government which is really the core difference between Liberals and Conservatives. Conservatives believe that we should have a smaller central government and it should not interfere with the free market. Liberals however, believe that we need to have a larger government in order to help people who are unable to help themselves. Conservatives may argue that in this country people have to fend from themselves and not have the government solve all their problems. I on the other hand, think that some problems need fixing by the government. For example, during the California wild fires some illegal immigrants were coming over the bored and were badly burned, they were taken to the hospital and were in critical condition. Most conservatives would say, they are illegal anyway and I shouldnít have to pay for their injuries. But morally, should we just let these people die just because they were trying to come here for a better life? I donít think we should, but these are the kind of arguments that occur daily in politics.

	The next issue I am Liberal on is the death penalty. Conservatives tend to think that the death penalty should be allowed, mainly in cases of murderer so in essence ď an eye for an eye.Ē I donít understand though how you can kill another person in order to show that killing is wrong. Besides, if you give someone the death penalty, you are giving them a quick out and they donít have think or worry about anything because itís over in a second. If you put them in prison however, they have to sit and rot in prison for the rest of their lives have that crime eat away at their mind until they die. That seems like a much worse punishment to me.

	The final mayor issue that I am Liberal about is Gay marriage. Conservatives believe that marriage is between a man and a woman and it shouldnít be allowed, while Liberals believe that under the 14 amendment, everyone is equal under the law. In my opinion it is a preference just like for example I prefer Chocolate to Vanilla. Who are we to say who people can and canít get married to? Some people would argue that under the bible, marriage is between a man and a woman. I understand that but not everyone has the same religion and some donít have one at all. Why should they not be able to be married because your religion prevents it? They are people too, and just because of one difference you donít think they are equal to everyone else, im sorry but that is just wrong in my opinion.

	In conclusion, many people have many different thoughts on arguments that make them either Liberal or Conservative. Some have split ideas but what make you what you are is 3 or 4 main arguments that tend to go one way or another. I am Liberal because of my views on the size of government, the death penalty, and gay marriage. Being Liberal doesnít mean I agree with every single Liberal idea, but with most arguments I tend to agree with that side.


	

Name:   Hajar Mustafa
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   12:13:23 PM

Essay:

   How Liberal or Conservative are you? If I was asked that question I would probably be more closer to a conservative. My main reasons are the following: I am against illegal immigration, abortion, and high taxes.
I believe that we should be more strict about illegal immigration. Abortion should be illegal in my opinion. And I believe that they should cut the high taxes.
   First off I am highly against illegal immigration. I believe that is unfair to the people who are here legally and had to go through a lot to become legal and be able to here. I don't think that the people living here illegally should be allowed to stay. I am not issuing this only to Mexico, but to many other countries who try to get in illegally. I believe that immigration should be more strict, there are too many people getting in illegal. 
  Second, I believe that abortion is the wrong thing to do. Why would anyone want to hurt a innocent little child. It shouldn't be up to the mother but up to the government. Because if not we would have a population decrease and see a low number of people in our future generation. Abortion should be restricted, discouraged and illegal.
   Last of all I believe that taxes should be lowered or even eliminated. They should cut taxes to stimulate the economy and give people more of their money back. I know that paying more taxes will help the people in need but not everyone can afford to pay more taxes.
  In conclusion I believe that I would fit best under the conservative group. Knowing that I am highly against illegal immigration, I believe abortion is the wrong thing to do, and believe that the high taxes should be cut. By expressing the way I feel about those particular situations I believe I am more of a conservative than a liberal.

Name:   keyaira edrozo
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   04:14:58 PM

Essay:

I believe that i am a liberal because they care more about people way in life and how the live it. liberals care about a larger government to have everyone taken care of and conservative wants smaller gov. because they want more freedom from it then more of it. Also liberals wants what they think is right in the america when conser. wants the world but how are we going to take care of the world when we cant even take care of ourselfs? In this i believe in equal rights for everyone and well both give a certain amount of rights that people will follow and agree on but if you try to take that way from people and let them be on there own no one in america will be stable or be ok. Also on abortion i think its wrong but i know i cant change someones mind on it if they want to do it so all i need to know is that its wrong for me and that i know im not going to do it. But everything else  that is a major problem in america should be taken seriously and just belive in what you want to.

Name:   Jesse Esposo
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   04:26:39 PM

Essay:

Conservative or Liberal? I would say that  the ideas of  the Conservative on issues are more alike with mines then the ideas of the Liberal. I support a lot of the ideas of President Bush for solving issues here in America. Issues like safety and security which Bush has strengthened  by increasing defense spending, taking care of veterans families allowing 2.5million more veterans to enroll in health care, and Homeland Security which bush has increased spending on local states and to stop illegal aliens crossing our borders. I do not support the ideas  of the democratic party to  remove republican  business , I especially do not support same sex marriage or abortion. These are jus some reasons why I would say I fall under the conservative category. 

Name:   Vidal Castillo
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   04:56:55 PM

Essay:

Liberal or Conservative? My convictions are more liberal than conservative. I believe everyone should be free and equal in every aspect of their life. Every person is born free and destined to be free, until they violate any law. The people have the liberty and equality to choose in major issues like illegal immigration, sexual orientation and gay marriage. I believe that every person has their own personal opinion and individual liberty. I strongly believe in democracy as the best political system that free citizens have to choose their representatives. Race is another issue where equality acts in favor of not matter the skin color, sex and religion of a person, they should have the same opportunity to succeed. The government in the United States overall achieves to respect the individual liberty of their citizens, but sometimes they put more attention to other issues that does not involve principaly the people of the United States and attempt to manipulate the information to convince the people. I believe I'm a liberal person because freedom is a natural right that life gives us.

Name:   John Handrop
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:12:15 PM

Essay:

*Iím a conservative; because I agree with all of there social party issues that we listed in class.

A) I believe we should have a small government, and more freedoms.
1. The government doesnít control the citizen to the extent that we need to ask them in everything we do.
2. The government canít taxes us to the point that we only have enough money to get food.
3. The government should use our tax money to help out individuals, except for elderly that were born here and had residency in our nation their entire life.
4. The government shouldnít care more about nature then our citizens, if an endangered species, like a bear come on to someoneís property, the individual should be allowed to shoot it.

B) I believe we should have a strong military.
1. For the Iraq war shows that we arenít self centered and we are helping other nations.
2. For the death penalty, especial traitors, should be hanged.
3. America should be first, should be strong, to the point where we can over come any threat.
4. About fifty percent of our taxes should go to our military.

C) I believe people have a right to own a gun.
1. With out the second amendment our or any other government would be allowed to push and order the people around.
2. With out guns people would have to depend on the government more, and the police never have a good response time.
3. Guns create entertainment for the people, as well as scholarships or just money.
4. With out the second amendment, there would be no other amendments.

Name:   Diana Salazar
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:14:46 PM

Essay:

Conservative or a liberal?
	Being a 17 year old I consider myself to be a liberal. After seeing what each party has to offer, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party I shared more things with the Democratic Party. The thing that really bases what you are is in the size of government you pick, I think that factor is essential in deciding a side, and I would rather have a big government. Being a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people I find myself to be democratic also known as liberal.
	The things that got me to decide where I stand were the most important one of all. I would rather have a big government so it can provide social services for people, whereas the conservatives would rather have the smallest government possible. Having a bigger government in my opinion would favor everyone, because it can help out those in need, with medical programs and welfare. I donít find it harmful having a big government of course with the checks and balances to prevent the rise of power and affect us. I also believe government services should be held for everyone, I think they have the responsibility to get into peoples life to help them out. 
	Another thing I share with the liberal party is that I believe that in law and order we should find the underlying cause of the crime committed, not just charge them with a crime and let life go on. Justice should be made fairly for everyone. This has to do a lot with the issue of the death penalty, I am against it as well as the liberal party is, I find it unmorally that another human being takes away a life. Punishment shall be applied for crimes committed, but not by killing them, they should just get the life sentence and make time instead of getting rid of them. 
	Illegal immigration is a major issue for the Unites States especially with such high number of immigrants crossing each day, not to mention the rates per year. The fact of me being of Mexican heritage has nothing to do with the fact that I favor illegal immigration. I believe that anyone who wants to come into this country for their benefit with eventually benefit the economy with the good things they are doing here and providing this country. Its not just Mexicans who want to come in illegally, but everyone and I favor that; why not want people helping us progress in economy with their hopes of making a better living and producing good things here. 
	 Gun control is also an issue these parties differentiate in and I am against possession of guns. Republicans claim itís for protection, but if no one had guns, what did u have to protect your self from? They should let authorities deal with violence and take care of your safety. Hard/ Soft pornography is also an issue dividing the opinions of these parties and I am on the liberal side saying it is a matter of freedom of speech. I personally donít think it harms people even though I find it morally wrong I think everyone can do what ever they want as long as it is not harming and I donít find pornography to be harming. 
	 In conclusion being liberal is for me the best side to pick because even though I donít agree with everything this party believes in I favor more things in this party than in the Republican Party. I find this party to be concerned with the world and not just with your person how to me the Republican Party seems. It seems to care about the well being of everyone in the U.S. and that to me is what mattetrs.

Name:   Diana Salazar
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:15:16 PM

Essay:

Conservative or a liberal?
	Being a 17 year old I consider myself to be a liberal. After seeing what each party has to offer, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party I shared more things with the Democratic Party. The thing that really bases what you are is in the size of government you pick, I think that factor is essential in deciding a side, and I would rather have a big government. Being a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people I find myself to be democratic also known as liberal.
	The things that got me to decide where I stand were the most important one of all. I would rather have a big government so it can provide social services for people, whereas the conservatives would rather have the smallest government possible. Having a bigger government in my opinion would favor everyone, because it can help out those in need, with medical programs and welfare. I donít find it harmful having a big government of course with the checks and balances to prevent the rise of power and affect us. I also believe government services should be held for everyone, I think they have the responsibility to get into peoples life to help them out. 
	Another thing I share with the liberal party is that I believe that in law and order we should find the underlying cause of the crime committed, not just charge them with a crime and let life go on. Justice should be made fairly for everyone. This has to do a lot with the issue of the death penalty, I am against it as well as the liberal party is, I find it unmorally that another human being takes away a life. Punishment shall be applied for crimes committed, but not by killing them, they should just get the life sentence and make time instead of getting rid of them. 
	Illegal immigration is a major issue for the Unites States especially with such high number of immigrants crossing each day, not to mention the rates per year. The fact of me being of Mexican heritage has nothing to do with the fact that I favor illegal immigration. I believe that anyone who wants to come into this country for their benefit with eventually benefit the economy with the good things they are doing here and providing this country. Its not just Mexicans who want to come in illegally, but everyone and I favor that; why not want people helping us progress in economy with their hopes of making a better living and producing good things here. 
	 Gun control is also an issue these parties differentiate in and I am against possession of guns. Republicans claim itís for protection, but if no one had guns, what did u have to protect your self from? They should let authorities deal with violence and take care of your safety. Hard/ Soft pornography is also an issue dividing the opinions of these parties and I am on the liberal side saying it is a matter of freedom of speech. I personally donít think it harms people even though I find it morally wrong I think everyone can do what ever they want as long as it is not harming and I donít find pornography to be harming. 
	 In conclusion being liberal is for me the best side to pick because even though I donít agree with everything this party believes in I favor more things in this party than in the Republican Party. I find this party to be concerned with the world and not just with your person how to me the Republican Party seems. It seems to care about the well being of everyone in the U.S. and that to me is what mattetrs.

Name:   John Handrop
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:21:06 PM

Essay:

*Iím a conservative; because I agree with all of there social party issues that we listed in class.

A) I believe we should have a small government, and more freedoms.
1. The government doesnít control the citizen to the extent that we need to ask them in everything we do.
2. The government canít taxes us to the point that we only have enough money to get food.
3. The government should use our tax money to help out individuals, except for elderly that were born here and had residency in our nation their entire life.
4. The government shouldnít care more about nature then our citizens, if an endangered species, like a bear come on to someoneís property, the individual should be allowed to shoot it.

B) I believe we should have a strong military.
1. For the Iraq war shows that we arenít self centered and we are helping other nations.
2. For the death penalty, especial traitors, should be hanged.
3. America should be first, should be strong, to the point where we can over come any threat.
4. About fifty percent of our taxes should go to our military.

C) I believe people have a right to own a gun.
1. With out the second amendment our or any other government would be allowed to push and order the people around.
2. With out guns people would have to depend on the government more, and the police never have a good response time.
3. Guns create entertainment for the people, as well as scholarships or just money.
4. With out the second amendment, there would be no other amendments.

Name:   David Schonhoff
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:27:02 PM

Essay:

     Many different people, all around the world, vary in their beliefs and opinions about government.  I have my own opinions as well.  I choose to be a conservative in this country due to many reasons.  Most of the qualities that a conservative contains are much more pleasing to me rather than those of a liberal.  A few of the things that conservatives tend to favor are economic freedom, limited government, and a strong military.
     I strongly agree with having much economic freedom.  For example, I think that the taxes and government spending should be cut by 50% or more.  However, I still support laws that restrict personal behaviors that violate traditional values.  I'm still on the edge about other issues, such as ending cooperate welfare, ending government barriers to International free trade, and letting people control their own retirement as well.
     Limited government is an issue that I tend to favor as well.  I strongly oppose excessive government control of business, while endorsing government action to defend morality and the traditional family structure.  I believe that the government should not censor speech, press, media, or the internet.  Social services should not be provided by the government.  It should be the job of others.  Government services should be fewer as well.  Unlike conservatives, liberals favor a much larger government to provide many more social services.  I do not agree with this.
     I am also in favor of a very strong military, a free-market economy, and strong law enforcement as well.  However, I do agree that military service should be voluntary and the draft should be abolished.  I believe that it is the choice of the people whether or not to fight for their country, not to be forced to do it.  Because of my belief in God and the way I live according to his word, I am in favor of prayer in school, but I am opposed to abortion, illegal immigration, pornography, and gay marriage as well.  My personal beliefs greatly affect my opinions about the government of America.
     Because I am in favor of economic freedom, limited government, strong military, and much more, I am proud to say that I am a conservative in this country.  From personal issues to economic issues, I tend to favor the side of the conservative opinions.  Although there are some issues that I side with on the liberal side, I still stand strong as a conservative.

Name:   Sydni Gamalinda
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:50:54 PM

Essay:

   In America, most people can be classified as either a conservative or a liberal. Conservative people have strong beliefs and are against many things thats liberals believe in such as abortion and gay marriage. I consider myself a conservative because i have very straight forward political views and my religion takes a big part of my opinions. 
   My religion influences my opinons greatly expecially for abortion. I am extremely against abortion. I feel that when you abort a baby you are killing a life. Many liberal people can justify that the baby is not alive yet because it is not born but i think differently. When someone is dead, you can tell because their heart stopped beating. Therefore, you can tell if they are alive if they have a heartbeat. Liberals tend to be pro abortion. I am strongly against abortion. 
   I am against gay marriage. Since I was younger i've always followed the bible. I believe that if you get married to someone it's because you love them and you want to have kids. Two men or two women can't have kids. Therefore, that means that it isn't meant to be. Liberals believe that if you love someone then you should marry that person and it doesn't matter whether it is a man or women. I think it is okay to be with someone if you love them but that doesn't necessarily mean that you need to get married to them because that is a sacred event. 
  Lastly, I am against certain forms of welfare. If a person who has a problem with drugs walks into the hospital and needs assistance because they are suffering for too much drug use, they will recieve the welfare they need without paying for it. That money comes out of the taxes paid by U.S citizens. I don't think that is a good thing because it depicts the idea that no matter how you screw up, medical assistance will always be offered to you. That just encourages drug users to abuse drugs. 
   There are many reasons why I am considered a conservative but some simple reasons are that I am against abortion, gay marriage and certain forms of welfare. Liberals are more leaniant and don't really stand on principles. I have strongs beliefs and most of them are reflected from my religion which is catholism. 

Name:   Melson Macatangay
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   05:57:47 PM

Essay:

I believe I am a person who upholds the principles of individuality liberty especially of thoughts and action. Libertarian believed in and pursue, personal freedom while maintaining personal responsibility. The Libertarian Party itself serves a much larger pro-liberty community with the specific mission of electing Libertarians to public office. Libertarians strongly oppose any government interfering in their personal, family and business decisions. They're also easy approach, helping people around, more government services. Libertarians are neither. Unlike liberals or conservatives, Libertarians advocate a high degree of both personal and economic liberty.

Libertarians advocate freedom in economic matters, so basically they wanted the government to lower their taxes. Compare to conservatives or liberals, Libertarians is neither. They won't demand laws or restrictions on other people who we may not agree because of personal actions or lifestyles. Libertarians is more of like weak military, they have limited access, unlike conservatives. In a sense, Libertarians basically borrows the ideas of liberals or conservatives in a way to be better. Also they call theirselves as the party of principles.

Another issue i could think of is abortion, I believe that having an abortion is against my religion. However, I do believe also that it actually depends on the girl whose pregnant. Its her freedom of speech either to abort the baby or to keep it. Meanwhile in Conservative, they are strongly disagree with it, which actually makes sense since its still a baby. Abortion had a great impact on the government, which people get confused too. I have to admit that i also don't know which party i should go to, but in a way that it's still a girls freedom to do it or oppose it.

I think what we should concern more about is our environment. Conservative are opposed on getting better environment, which i believe had a huge issue. Greenhouse effect for example had a fatal impact towards the people not only on United States but also in the world. nowadays children throughout entire nation trying to struggle because of our worsen environment. Libertarians i believe had more concerns about the environment here in the United States which i believe would cause good impact on our nation.

In conclusion, being libertarians was my final decision. I am a person who upholds the principles of individuality liberty especially of thoughts and action. I believe in personal freedom while maintaining personal responsibility. I am a person who mostly agreed with the libertarians about the economic matters, abortion and mostly our environment.

Name:   Liana Hernandez
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   06:26:04 PM

Essay:

Liana Hernandez
11/25/07
Period 5

Are you a liberal or conservative?

	When you think of conservatives verses liberals you think they are completely different perspectives on issues that arise. I believe that I am in between a liberal and a conservative; however I do agree more with the ďliberalĒ point of view. When I think about what has influenced my point of view, I mainly think about my family and my surroundings. I believe this is true for most people and how it has shaped their political views. Right when we are born we are brought into a world that shapes our whole lives and how we think about certain issues because that is what we are around all the time and that is all we know since we are babies. It is not only until we get older and start going to school and meeting new people is when we figure out that our point of view is not the only one out there. Once we get older, we use what our parents taught us and what society says is ďtrueĒ and we make up our own minds about what we believe to be right and just.
	I believe that my upbringing of going to public schools except for one year of catholic school has a lot to do with my political beliefs. For example, some of my liberal beliefs come from school and home like for more equal opportunities for different ethnic backgrounds. I also want government involvement and services to help the poor get jobs and health benefits because it is sad to see the poor suffer while there is so much wealth in the United States to go around. When we have so much as a whole we should give back to our community to help as much as possible because we are a part of this nation and we should do things that will help our problems. I am also pro choice in this country. I believe that people should have the right to chose what they want to do with their own lives and not have to follow certain strict rules that go against your freedoms as a human being. For example, in many other countries one cannot speak out against their government or have any say whatsoever in what their government does or how they think or even the things that they do. I believe a country should not be like that, I love that here in America we have the freedoms to speak out against they government and have our own opinions about things and we have the abilities to change the government if we believe that it is not fair or not right. So this is why I am for peopleís rights and choices and I believe people should have the options to do different things. 
	On the counterpoint, I am more conservative about certain issues. For example, I do like the idea of having a smaller government because then you have more freedoms to do what you want to do and fewer restrictions. You can be more independent this way. I also like the idea of having lower taxes because then you have more money to spend on necessities. Because I am catholic I am opposed to abortion but I believe for other people that they should have the right to do what they want with their own bodies and it depends on their different situations. I am also in favor of prayer in school and if some kids donít believe in god they do not have to participate in it but the kids that are have the chance and option to do so. 
	The one thing that both liberals and conservatives agree on is the most important thing which is the opposition of war. I think that this is extremely important for both sides to agree on because I donít believe war or violence is the answer to anything and I believe it only makes things worse for a nation. In conclusion, I believe it depends on they certain issue to really say where I stand on the liberal or conservative side. I rather believe in choosing whatís right and fair for people as a whole.

Name:   Silvestre Yrra
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   06:28:23 PM

Essay:

I consider myself to be conservative. Conservatives tend to prefer a limited government where the government does enough to protect peopleís freedoms and nothing excessive. Liberals tend to favor a strong central government where they create programs to help citizens with certain things such as health care. 
I believe in a limited government. I believe that the government should only do enough to maintain order within this country and that the individual should work to provide for his or her family. Taxing huge amounts of an individualís income to help pay for federal programs will not work in the long run. Social security is the best example of how a federal program can go wrong in the long run. Social security currently takes up huge majority of the U.S. budget and it only keeps getting bigger. The problem is that people abuse the system. Some people will avoid taxes and leech off the tax dollars that other people pay fairly. This is the case with illegal immigrants.
	Illegal immigration is the second reason I consider myself to be conservative. I donít believe we should grant illegal immigrants living in the United States citizenship and I believe we must do something to stop it. Illegal immigrants leech off of much of the federal programs that the government has in place. Many of them donít pay taxes but use services such as Medicare. This causes a problem because more money is being spent by the government than is being made. Our government already has a huge deficit. We donít need to make it bigger. 
	Another reason I consider myself conservative is that I believe in a strong military. Itís been proven throughout history that the nation with a strong military that can defend itself will last longer. There are many countries that hate the United States because of the freedoms that it provides for its citizens. Because of this other countries often try to provoke conflicts with the United States. In order for the United States to prosper for many years, it needs to have the military that can rise up and defend the country if necessary. 
	

Name:   Brittany Mendiola
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   07:01:07 PM

Essay:


"Are you Conservative or Liberal?" This question was very hard to answer but, with great consideration, I decided that I am Liberal. Liberals base their opinions on objectives and variable facts.

A.)	Gun Control
1.)	Liberals know that gun control is needed in order to protect American citizens.
2.)	Liberals know that the lack of background checks at gun shows allow tragedies to happen.
3.)	Liberals know that it is more reasonable to license gun owners than it is to license hunters or car drivers.
4.)	Liberals know that gun companies that aren't careful about who gets a hold of their product should pay for damages.
B.)	Religion
1.)	Liberals know it is wrong to force one person's religion onto other people.
2.)	Conservatives think it is okay for schools to sponsor prayers while Liberals know this violates the First Amendment rights of students and is morally wrong. 
3.)	Liberals know that when government gets involved in religion or religion gets involved in government, only bad things happen for both the government and for religion.
4.)	Liberals know that American Christians are one of the least discriminated against groups.
C.)	Taxes
1.)	Liberals wanted taxes increased.
2.)	Liberals know that if consumers don't have strong rights against corporations they will do whatever they can to give the buyers as little product and service as possible.
3.)	Liberals know that many services can only be provided by the government. 
4.)	Liberals know that cuts in taxes help the rich avoid paying their fair share of the tax load.

In conclusion to what I have just sighted, I am more Liberal than Conservative but with the changes in the world and in society, I may change my mind in the near future.

Name:   Brittany Mendiola
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   07:03:01 PM

Essay:

"Are you Conservative or Liberal?" This question was very hard to answer but, with great consideration, I decided that I am Liberal. Liberals base their opinions on objectives and variable facts.

A.)	Gun Control

1.)	Liberals know that gun control is needed in order to protect American citizens.
2.)	Liberals know that the lack of background checks at gun shows allow tragedies to happen.
3.)	Liberals know that it is more reasonable to license gun owners than it is to license hunters or car drivers.
4.)	Liberals know that gun companies that aren't careful about who gets a hold of their product should pay for damages.

B.)	Religion

1.)	Liberals know it is wrong to force one person's religion onto other people.
2.)	Conservatives think it is okay for schools to sponsor prayers while Liberals know this violates the First Amendment rights of students and is morally wrong. 
3.)	Liberals know that when government gets involved in religion or religion gets involved in government, only bad things happen for both the government and for religion.
4.)	Liberals know that American Christians are one of the least discriminated against groups.

C.)	Taxes

1.)	Liberals wanted taxes increased.
2.)	Liberals know that if consumers don't have strong rights against corporations they will do whatever they can to give the buyers as little product and service as possible.
3.)	Liberals know that many services can only be provided by the government. 
4.)	Liberals know that cuts in taxes help the rich avoid paying their fair share of the tax load.

In conclusion to what I have just sighted, I am more Liberal than Conservative but with the changes in the world and in society, I may change my mind in the near future.


Name:   Sarah Grable
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   07:21:31 PM

Essay:

 It is hard to decide whether one should choose to be a conservative or a liberal.  What if your decisions are split? And what if you are for one issue and against another, then how do you decide?  For me, however, the answer is simple and I have decided to be a liberal for many reasons and issues although there are also some issues that I feel strong about that some liberals are against.  For most of the issues though, I stand with the liberals and their decisions.
 One issue that I am strongly in favor of is abortion and seems that most liberals are also in favor of it. I believe that women have the right to decide what is best for them.  The government has no right to make choices for women. Another issue that I am in favor of gay marriage.  Most liberals and I agree that people shouldn't be restricted from being with someone that they love, no matter what sex.  The issue of prayer in school is one that I highly disagree with because school is not a place to prayer, that's what church is for. I believe that most liberals would agree with me there.
         However there are some issues that i agree with but most liberals don't. One such issue is the death penalty.  I believe that the death penalty is just an easy way out for those criminals on death row. I believe that they should suffer just like those that they have killed.  Another issue that i disagree with would have to be unlimited immigration.  With unlimited immigration, I believe that America is at higher risk of having terrorist issues and an overpopulated country.

Name:   Alberto Loaiza
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   08:04:20 PM

Essay:

The issues are often blurred and obscured by people attempting to gather support for themselves I, on the other hand, see the republicans candidates as bad people for the office and would enjoy to see a change in the leadership of these united states. Unfortunately, I can't say I'm opposed to all their ideas because people are given the choice to pick whom they would prefer to take the mantle of president. I could call my self-democratic, but most of the republican ideas can make us stronger so as to what I am I couldn't say, I know to lean towards being republican. 
I am liberal of educational business because increased surplus of government regulations would cause people to lose much more than they could learn. It will stifle the individualism and patriotism we instill within our society leaving our children without a legacy to follow. Also the people have a right to privacy mostly because I donít want to even know what people are doing behind locked doors.
I am conservative on letting people have money just for coming to this country. I feel that people who live in this country require the assistance first not the illegal people even though they could be potential voters in the future. The use of guns should be allowed but only if theyíve proven that they are responsible and trustworthy enough to own one. Since guns donít kill people, people kill people, and that's the end of that.


Name:   Jongtack Jung
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   08:43:22 PM

Essay:

     I had believed that I was liberal all the time before I looked up and actually researched about it. However, I found out myself conservative Ėin fact, extremely-, and it kind of shocked me. Actually, I still donít really understand how it makes sense that conservative government is small and has strict law and order as well as liberal government. Anyway, I have very conservative opinion on most of topics on the sheet. 
     First, I believe the government should be small. There are many cases that large government may be better on some issues; South Korea might not have a chance to get this better if it had such liberty like United States. However, Korea has serious problems. People in Korea are kind of aggressive because they had too hard time with overcoming dictatorship. Large government is easy to turn to dictatorship. Large government may be good for the country itself, but for people, it never is good.
     And on tax topic, I have an example supporting me. Japan is fitting example for this issue. Japan is famous about having extremely high tax, and it is one of the richest countries in the world. Japanese, who are people of that very rich country, are poor. They are not like really poor but relatively poor for their countryís wealth. People in Japan have hard time with buying house, foods, and rearing. This happens because Japan has too high tax. Therefore I believe in low tax, which is conservative idea.
     On affirmative action issue, I totally agree with conservative partyís view point. I donít even understand why they have this as an issue. If the law should be equal for every single person, school admission should be equal as well. What in the world made them think minorities should be advantaged? Thatís some sort of racism as well as separating students in other schools. Every each person is equal. All races have to have same chance and opportunity for getting in college or something. 
     By all of things above, I have conservative view. Actually, everything I have seen and heard and experienced was under control of the Korean government. I donít want to think so, but I see it now. On the issue that most of Koreans have same opinion is on debate in United States. Just like that, a debate in Korea sometimes is not even questioned in United States. By the way, I strongly believe I have conservative political view.

Name:   Danielle Chavez
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   09:09:06 PM

Essay:

Which is more just: being a conservative or a liberal? After researching and looking at the two topics, I can find that both conservatives, and liberals have some goods and bads. Overall, i find myself to be more of a conservative. 

Name:   Tanya Solis
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   09:43:10 PM

Essay:

Before this assignment I never really consider myself a conservative nor a liberal. But after doing some research and thinking about what we went over during class I have come to the conclusion that I am a liberal. There are many ideas and believes from the liberals that I agree with. The ones I feel strongly agree with are abortion, illegal immigration and death penalty.

Abortion is something that I would never consider but I do believe that it is the womenís right to decide what to do with her baby. Kill an innocent baby might sound extremely cruel for most people but there are some cases that abortion turns out to be the easiest way out. 

I am a citizen because I was born in The United States. My parents are a few steps away of becoming naturalize citizens. I enjoy of all the opportunities and benefits giving to me for being an U.S citizen. Unfortunately poverty rates are extremely high in some countries and there are many persons that are hoping for a better life and more opportunities to become better by immigrating to The United States. There are many people out there that are working their hardest to get a small amount of money so they can support their families. I do not think is fair to donít give them what they really deserve. I think government should be fair about the benefits illegal immigrants deserve and consider their hard effort. 

I donít think that death penalty goes along with the fact that killing is a major crime. There should be a wisest way to punish criminals. Death penalty is not a way. It is no ones decision but time and destiny to decide who should die and who shouldnít.

So I can consider myself a liberal for the most part. Though I am not agree or aware of every aspect that being a liberal implies most of my beliefs are similar to the ones of a liberal. 

Name:   sdz
Period: 1
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   09:58:52 PM

Essay:

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Name:   Pamela Mabrey
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   10:08:35 PM

Essay:

I am a moderate conservative. When it comes to politics and government, I have a conservative view. When it comes to everything else however, I tend to agree with the liberal view. For example, on most money issues I agree with conservatives, and on the issue of illegal immigration I agree with conservatives, but on the death penalty I agree with liberals.
	Liberal views on government are quite simply a lesser form of communism.  Like communism, their ideas look great on paper but are too optimistic. They do not take into consideration that humanity cannot be graphed out. It is too spontaneous. Not everyone can be helped, because in order to bring the lower social classes up, the higher classes have to come down. America gives the freedom for someone to work their way up. That is the whole idea behind America; it is the American dream. Not everyone can be helped, and those who happen to be in the lower/medium class suffer by being taxed to help the people who are only a little below them. Everyone needs to fend for themselves because as history has proven, we are not all created equal and therefore cannot be treated equal.
	When it comes to abortion, I agree with the liberals in that it is the womanís choice. Although I do not believe it is perfectly okay, one must take into consideration that there are circumstances where an abortion is a sensible decision. What if the woman at hand is a rape victim? Maybe that woman is not even a woman but a girl whose life may be at risk if she chooses to give birth. I believe that person should have the right to make the decision that they see fit. It would be hypocritical of me to be completely against the idea of abortion when I know that if I was put into some of those womanís shoes I might do the same thing. 
	On the death penalty, I also agree with the liberal view. Death is not an appropriate punishment when the human race as a whole does not know exactly what death is. There are many different beliefs in this world, and the United States gives every American the right to believe in whatever they want. It is stated as so in the first amendment of the constitution. However, the death penalty is based off of the belief that a criminal will suffer in the ďafterlife.Ē Despite the fact I am not religious, my opinion on the matter could not be considered a biased one because again, no one knows the real answer. The country must be run not according to belief, because belief differs, but instead according to fact. We know that someone who is given life in jail will suffer. We do not know, however, that death does imply suffering. Therefore, it is an unjust punishment.
	Because I am so young and have not experienced how the ways the government is run effect me personally, my current beliefs reflect those of my parents. As for the issues that affect me today, I tend to side more with liberals. I do not know if when I get older my opinions will change or if they will stay as they are now. I chose to ďdecideĒ that I am a moderate conservative because money seems to be the biggest issue when it comes to politics and with that issue I am conservative. I do, however, consider myself somewhere in the middle, which I believe to be the best solution because no one side can be completely right, as history proves with communism and fascism. 

Name:   Danielle Chavez
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   10:21:33 PM

Essay:

     Which is more just: being a conservative or a liberal? After researching and looking at the two topics, I can find that both conservatives, and liberals have some goods and bads. Overall, I find myself to be more of a conservative. Three main reasons I think it is a better decision to be a conservative is because of religious rights, military support, and our law and order. In the following pargraphs I will be talking about my three reasons and why it is better to be a conservative. 
     The first reason I think being a conservative is best is because of our religious rights. Conservatives beleive that it is okay to practice religion in schools, which people should because it is their decision to practice and do anything with their religion, as long as they are not harming anyone else. As far as religious expression goes, conservatives are much more religious than the liberals are. Even if people have no sort of religion at all, I think it is best that they respect other peoples rights to beleive in what they want to.Religion has always been a big deal when it comes to finding what's right and what isn't but ultimately it is up to you and your decision on what you think is right.
     The second reason I think being a conservative is best is because of our military support. The conservatives spend more money on the military to help organize and support them. They care much more about the military than the liberals do. I think it is extremely important to help support the military because they help defend our country and with no support, they wont go very far. Without the military, America would not be as strong as it is today.It is extremely important that Americans help support our military for our own sake.
     Lastly, I think being a conservative is the way to be because of our law and order. Conservatives take law and order very, very seriously. It is important that they take it seriously because if they didn't, America would be a mess.If conservatives were not strict on our law and order, that means that people would be breaking our laws, commiting crimes, and doing whatever they please. Of course everyone breaks some rules (maybe not on purpose) but I think it is still imporatnt that everyone gets treated equally and gets the same punishment for whatever it is that they have done. 
     In conclusion my three reaons of our religious rights, military support, and law and order help prove that being a conservative is better than being a liberal. Being a conservative is more just for Americans and the United States. Liberals do have some issues that they handle better than some of the conservatives but overall, conservatives are more reasonable with the issues they deal with and how they deal with them. And those are the reasons why I rather be a conservative than a liberal.

Name:   Sean Paredes
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   10:52:27 PM

Essay:

Based off of the sides that I take when it comes to political issues, I have decided which political party I belong to. I have decided that I belong to the Conservative part of the Republican branch.
One reason that proves that I am a conservative is how I support the death penalty. I support the death penalty completely, and I do agree that it is a very necessary punishment at times. No matter how long people may serve in community service or be locked up in a prison cell, nothing can ever bring back the life that was lost. The only way that the criminal can feel the true gravity of their action is to face the same fate.
Another reason that proves that I am a conservative is how I am pro-life. But I'm not the kind of pro-life that makes exceptions for rape. I'm 100% pro-life, with no exceptions - intentfully ending a life is murder. So many lives have been lost in wars such as Vietnamn, Pearl Harbor, and the Iraqi war. Our country is mourning still every day. Yet every year thousands of unborn babies are killed, and our nation is silent.
A third reason that proves that I am a conservative is my feelings towards gay marriage. I am not agains homosexuality, however I feel that a "marriage" is defined in so many places to be with a man and a woman. I do not feel that a same-sex couple should be denied the right to have a civil partnership, I simply feel that it should not be classified as "marriage".
These three reasons support the fact that I am a conservative. I have decided based on both my own beliefs and the what I have been raised to believe that the political party that I shall participate in will be the Conservative side of the Rebuplican party.

Name:   Carlo Yubane
Period: 5
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   11:34:21 PM

Essay:

Do you think the government should provide for you, or do you believe that you should take care of yourself? That was the question I asked myself while reading the different sides of different issues. Personally, I believe that all liberals should stop depending on others and conservatives should learn to lean on others for help. Both parties should stop being picky about everything and learn to walk in the other person's shoes. I personally believe that I'm a moderate, because I don't believe that the government should do everything for me and I don't believe that i can do everything by myself. 

Trade, for example, should not be controlled by the government and should not be done by yourself. I believe that of the government and the people work together, we can find and compromise a way to fit everyone's needs and everyone's wants. If we were to trade with Australia and I wanted to buy a boomerang, the government could set up a trade agreement with Australia to fit my need and anyone else who wants a boomerang. Ebay, for example, is safe sometimes, but not all the time. If someone sends you a package full of diseases or even a bomb, then you're screwed. If you trade with someone, you could never know what to do with them or what they would do with you.

That's why I consider myself a moderate, not just because of trade, but with mostly everything else. I believe that the government and people could work together so that the government can't control everything and that the people can't be in control of everything. 

Name:   Ashley Profeta 
Period: 4
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   11:37:41 PM

Essay:

  The question that arises today is whether you are a conservative or a liberal. A conservative perspective of things usually involve peoples' religious morals or beliefs. A liberal perspective is a more individual open minded view. I am a liberal because I believe that America is based on freedom and having the opportunity to do what you want or what is best for you. 
   I believe in having individual freedom. One of the major topics today that threaten our freedom is abortion. I think it is a choice whether you want to keep a baby or not depending on your situation and not up to the government to tell you whether you can or can't. I don't think the United States needs the government to put limits and restrictions on what we can and can't do. 
   The government should provide welfare and aid to those uncapable of providing aid to themselves such as the mentally disabled or those is desperate need of it. I think it's a good use of tax money to help out those in need like single parents who go to school trying to get a career but need aid to care for their child. 
I think it is essential to have a big strong government to provide the appropriate services to people. The issue on gun control is also a big factor. I don't believe that citizens should own guns because of the high death rate in the United States due to guns, especially with teens.
  I also believe in the death penalty. I believe that if you do something extremely wrong, you deserve to be severely punished via it be life in prison or the death penalty because life is a precious thing and if you take another man's life, you should lose your life also in result. There are many factors on being a liberal and a conservative. I am not completely a liberal beacuse I do agree with the conservatives on certain things but I lean towards the liberal side. 

Name:   Hezthevan Garcia
Period: 3
Date:   Sunday, November 25, 2007
Time:   11:51:46 PM

Essay:

I am a Liberal
ē	Liberal parties are in favor of abortion
1.	If a women ends-up pregnant she should have the decision to choose if she wants to have the baby.
2.	Every body should have the right to due what ever they want with his or her body.
3.	An unplanned pregnancy can make the life of the parents so difficult and hard that the baby could end up physically and emotionally heath.
4.	The child has a right to live, but if there is no proof that they can think wile their in the 3 first months then why get so upset.
ē	Liberal parties are oppose of the death penalty 
1.	People can change they deserve a second chance, if you were in their position you would certainly change.
2.	The killing of men is cheaper than keeping the in jail, but who is to say how much a life is worth.
3.	Prisoners can be used as slaves to work on roads, experiments hey they would still be alive.
4.	No one is to say how should die or how, no one but god should make that decision.
ē	Liberal parties are oppose Guns
1.	If the only people who had guns were the soldiers the murder rate would probably be in the floor.
2.	ďGuns donít kill people, people kill peopleĒ that has to be the most stupid statement that I have heard.
3.	This days every body owns a gun even kids my age, I have heard about people getting kill by a ďgunĒ because there are to many out there since there are so easy to obtain.
4.	Without guns the murder, kidnapping, and burglary would be much inferior.      

Name:   jaemin jung
Period: 5
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   06:03:05 AM

Essay:

I would be a conservative because I oppose of abortion, people have a right to defend themselves, and oppose of illegal immigrants. Conservative believes that people have to own the guns to protect themselves and their families. Conservative offers a freedom to people which liberal doesnít. On the other hand, liberal believes that let people own the guns makes more crime and they can prevent criminal. But, they canít be always watch peopleís lives. They canít guarantee that they can prevent criminal. They could not be there if there is a big fighting or something. Therefore, government should strongly agree with owning guns. Second, government should be small. Conservative reduces the size of government, keeps taxes low, and gets this country out of debt. Moreover, conservative believes that they have to kick illegal immigrants out from their country. The illegal immigrants are untruthful. They can be other countryís spy or criminal. If they donít have any problem or personal deficits, they can get visa and live in America legally but they couldnít. Also, if American government keeps illegal immigrants in their country, illegal immigrants will keep increase and more people will come. Furthermore, conservative opposes of abortion. They believe that abortion ends the life of an innocent child and infanticide is wrong. Babies deserve to be born. They are alive just like us. Abortion is killing babies and itís same as commit murder or crime. If babiesí mothers are not ready, they can adopt their children. Also, if mothers donít want to have baby, they shouldnít have done irresponsible thing like having sex. So they have responsibility to take care of that child. 

Name:   Ryan Fusco
Period: 4
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   07:56:28 AM

Essay:

The political party in which I associate myself with would be the conservative, or Republican Party. I feel that I can relate very strongly to the issues in which they address. I also feel that more time then not, I side with them on large issues. Being that my parents are business owners, I think this has a little bit to do with my choice as the Republican Party is in favor of small business owners. There are a few key issues that drew me to such party.
	One of these key issues is that of illegal immigration. I side very strongly with the Republican Party on. I feel that we should close the border and if not anything that drastic then we should build an improved fence. I was for the stationing of the National Guard troops along the border. Another issue that drew me to the party is the military support in which Republicans have. I find the men and women of the armed services to be among the most honorable people there are. The Republican Party also sees just how important these people are and they back them up. I fully support the war in Iraq and everything it stands for. I am also for the lowering of state taxes and the removal of government regulated programs.
	There are more pros then cons to me when it comes to describing the Republican Party. This is why I choose to affiliate myself with it. I am against just about all of the Democratic views. I plan on becoming a business owner myself and plan to continue supporting the Republican Party as long as they stay true to their values and have candidates who respect such values.
	

Name:   Bianca Moreira 
Period: 4
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   10:31:21 AM

Essay:

The truth is I am neither a liberal nor a conservative, but if I had to choose I would have to include myself as a Liberal. After checking down the list of issues and each partyís opinions, I was able to agree with most of the Liberal ideas. To me the Liberal symbolizes what America claims to be, a land of freedom and opportunities.  I believe that with a conservative government the ideas and creativity of Americans will be hidden. People would also be too uniformed and too controlled. 
	When it comes to Internationalism, America has no right to consider herself first. Her arrogance is what causes so much hatred towards her. We are number 1 in a lot of aspects but not everything is perfect. This is why it is important to consider the world as a whole. If you work on your own, you are bound to fail. 
	Environmental issues are key to the survival of this earth. Conservatives donít realize this and send their machines to destroy and manipulate Mother Nature. Problems that arise from their lack of concern may lead to the end of us all. 
	What if you were prevented from marrying someone you loved? Conservativeís belief towards gay marriage is very negative. I have many family members who are gay and it would be devastating if their sexuality blocked them form exchanging vows.  

Name:   Caitlin Carter
Period: 4
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   03:13:28 PM

Essay:

Conservative or Liberal? It could be considered a question of the ages. I am more of a Moderate, which falls inbetween the two. Conservative believe in abortion and Liberals do not. I dont think anybody has the right to tell somebody that they shouldnt be to go have an abortion. 

Name:   Vanessa Hernandez
Period: 4
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   03:56:39 PM

Essay:

             Coservative? or Liberal? out of those two choices i would consider myself a liberal.At first I thought I was a conservative only for the sole reason of being against abortion.Once I had the cons and pros of each topic on paper in front me i saw that I was more liberal than a conservative and there are many reasons that I choose to be a liberal.
              Gay marriage is my first reason that I sided with the liberals I am certainly in favor of it sinse some of my friends are gay. It isnt the only reason that I have gay friends that makes me agree with gay marriage it is the fact that people have the right to choose whoever they want to spend their rest of their lives with.Doesnt the 10 amendments say that people have right off free speech and assembly.The main reason that most people opose to gay marriage is that they dont want their children to be exposed to something that is considered a sin but sooner or later those very same kids are going to grow up and learn all that was hidden from them. I say that wes shouldnt try to keep this kids protected because that would mean that they would grow up being naive and ignorant.
              My second reason is that i am pro for inmagration. Yes, im opne of those people that want other people to make better lives for themselves and the meaning of that is them moving into the United States im all for it.Im not saying that they should come in ilegal but that they should come to beter their lives put with documents.The United States can really gain a lot by having inmagrants into the country to bring new stuff like for example technology.Not only to have some gain for the our country but to let people have the opportunity of having their wishes come to fruitition.
               My last but not least reason is that people have the right to not have to or want to pray at school. I am not saying that practicing a religion is a bad thing but i see it as something personal and private. Something to be done at home and not at school.Besides it would be a chaos at school with all the different kind of religions people practice.Why were private schools invented for but to have kids practive their own religion with the same kids that have the same faith as them.Less people would be offended and insulted if we dont bring religion to school. Imagine the distraction it would be from our studies.
                 Many people might have their own views and beliefs bit im certainly sticking to mine and as a liberal ui would like to say that it doesnt matter if your conservative or liberal but to just stick in what you belive is right ant to show  a lot of enthusiasm about it. So a liberal? or a coservative? I am definitely a liberal.
                

Name:   Bernard King III
Period: 3
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   06:08:47 PM

Essay:

What do you classify yourself as these days, conservative or liberal?  It would all really depend on your views on a lot of things.  You would really have to look at different aspects to figure it out.  I say that I would consider myself to be a conservative.  I agree with a lot of the conservative aspects and what they stand for.
One reason I would consider myself to be a conservative is that I believe in the second amendment and the fact that we should be able to own guns.  I believe that we as people have the right to bear arms and to have some form of personal protection.  In the world today, guns are a bad thing, but it is because of the people behind the gun.  People have a right to have the freedom to own a gun so that they have protection and so that they may have something that they enjoy.
Another reason why I would consider myself to be a conservative is that I am a strong believer of having a strong military.  If we did not have a strong military, we would not be a free country.  Without the military, we would not be the United States, but instead, we would be apart of another country, or nation, because we would not have been able to defend our rights.  The military is our defense, and without it we would be nothing.  I  strongly believe in a strong military for the fact that we have to be able to protect when someone challenges us, or goes against us.
The last reason that I would consider myself conservative is because they believe in immigration, but not illegal immigration or automatic rights when you enter the United States.  I believe that immigration is good because it helps us to build our economy, but we can't just hand out the benefits right away.  Immigration is beneficial when we do not just give the freedoms that Americans have away.  The United States is free, but you earn your freedom and you receive it by being a citizen and not just by crossing the border.

Name:   danielle crocker- lange
Period: 4
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   08:39:51 PM

Essay:

I feel i am more a conservative than a liberal. The first reason i believe i am more liberal than conservative is i believe we should have a small government rather than a large government. I believe we should have fewer taxes and people should take care of them self rather than making the government take care of them. I feel we should pay for our own health care. I am also opposed to illegal immigration, We have to many people living in the U.S. already we don't need to have illegals along with it, if people really want to be a U.S. citizen then they should join the military. They should have to do something to help this county in order to stay here.  

I am also strongly opposed to the war in Iraq i don't think we should have ever got into the war and we should get out of it as soon as possible. I don't believe their mind was in the right place when they decided to get into this war. This war is doing us more harm than it is doing good. Lots of people have died because of this war and familys had to deal with death, this was uncalled for. It cost us way to much money and it seems like we aren't moving forward. We have got our selves so deep into this that its going to take a lot more money to get us out. overall the war was a really big mistake and a bad idea. 

Lastly i also believe everyone should have the right to own a gun. I feel we actually have less crime if we own guns then if we don't have the right to own a gun. If guns were illegal the people who still wanted them will still find a way to get them. So i dont think it should matter that we do own guns. 

I also support small businesses and i feel they are actually better than large businesses. I feel you build a stronger bound with smaller businesses. Small businesses care if you come back, so they are more helpful and care more about their customers. They want their regular customers to come back so they try their hardest to give them the best experience. Their for i feel strongly in supporting small businesses. 

Name:   Alicia Mitchell
Period: 3
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   09:14:19 PM

Essay:

Conservative or Liberal?no one is really one or the other. People have thoughts that could be liberal but also have other thoughts that are conservative.  Me I personally am a little of both.  I belive that we should have a strong military and that the government should be big.  

But i think that i would lean more to beign a liberal person.  I believe that their should only be enough laws that everyone is safe.  There are many things that liberals are for, for example they are in favor of abortion.  Liberals tend to give americans more freedoms.  The liberals have many good things to offer as do the conservatives. So in this present moment of my life i will consider myself to be more liberal.

Name:   Jonathan Gomez
Period: 3
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   09:27:22 PM

Essay:

Personally speaking, I agree much more with the belief of the conservatives then of the liberals. I agree with all of the following issues.  I believe we should have a small government, and more freedoms. The government doesnít control the citizen to the extent that we need to ask them in everything we do which is one issue I extremely agree with. The government canít taxes us to the point that we only have enough money to get food. The government should use our tax money to help out individuals, except for elderly that were born here and had residency in our nation their entire life.
	The government shouldnít care more about nature then our citizens, if an endangered species, like a bear come on to someoneís property, the individual should be allowed to shoot it.
I believe we should have a strong military.
For the Iraq war shows that we arenít self centered and we are helping other nations.
	 For the death penalty, especial traitors, should be hanged.
 America should be first, should be strong, to the point where we can over come any threat.
About fifty percent of our taxes should go to our military.

	I believe people have a right to own a gun.
With out the second amendment our or any other government would be allowed to push and order the people around.
With out guns people would have to depend on the government more, and the police never have a good response time.
Guns create entertainment for the people, as well as scholarships or just money. With out the second amendment, there would be no other amendments.
	That is exacly why i am a conservative rather tan a liberal. 

Name:   mariel hernandez
Period: 3
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   09:45:59 PM

Essay:

A)Liberalists & the people
1.- It helps to have Medicare for our parents & grand parents because sometimes our families donít have money enough and government comes very helpful. 
2.They strongly oppose to the death penalty and no one has the right to take others people life but god.
3.They agree with abortion. Itís more of a personal issue rather than nation matter.
4.Food Stamps also help a lot families that donít  have an income that wealthy and for homeless people	
B) being open mind.
1. Ė they allow gay marriage and believe in letting others be.
2. Ė they always allow new ideas and are not based on a single path.
3. Ė they are more equal between men, women, african american and young people.
4. - they are very open with things like religion and speech
C) Ideas of the liberals
1. Ė They also focus in environmental issues being a huge issue for humanity now days with all the globl warming, contamination, etc.
2. Ė They are open to migration and America is a melting pot full of diversity which makes it a unique place to live.
3. Ė The right to own arms. Liberals oppose and I agree because having arms increases homicides rates and anybody can own a gun it should be only police officers not people my age that arenít mature enough.


Name:   Carolina Kahn
Period: 3
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   10:12:14 PM

Essay:

Liberal



For me Im kind of in the middle but I think I go more with liberal. Im for abortion, I don think its killing anyone since it hasnít taken its first breath. I would rather have a big government so it can provide us with thing that we need, where as the conservatives would rather have the smallest government possible, not caring about the needs of the people. Another thing I share with the liberal party is that I believe that in law and order we should find the underlying cause of the crime committed, not just charge them with a crime and let life go on.    

I am strongly in favor of is abortion. I think that women have the right to decide what is best for them.  The government has no right to make choices for women. Some times the women donít have another choice itís the only way out. It might also put the mother in danger of the parents and who knows she might even hurt the baby if she has it. 

I would rather have a big government so it can provide us with thing that we need, where as the conservatives would rather have the smallest government possible, not caring about the needs of the people. This way they could listen too us and give us all medical benefits. 


 Another thing I share with the liberal party is that I believe that in law and order we should find the underlying cause of the crime committed, not just charge them with a crime and let life go on. Justice should be made fairly for everyone. This has to do a lot with the issue of the death penalty, I am against it as well as the liberal party is, I find it unmorally that another human being takes away a life. Punishment shall be    applied for crimes committed, but not by killing them, they should just get the life sentence and make time instead of getting rid of them. 

Name:   Young kim
Period: 5
Date:   Monday, November 26, 2007
Time:   10:55:12 PM

Essay:

I do not specifically categorize myself whether I am a conservative or a liberal. I never deeply thought about which political I belong to; however, I started get an idea of where I belong to as I grow up and learn about the politics through school or influence of family. Conservatives claim to oppose big government. Liberals know that conservatives really want small federal government and big local government, where they can exert more control. Liberals know that the federal government was at its smallest size in the last 50 years during the Clinton and Kennedy administration. Conservatives believe that money is free speech. Liberals know that money allows the rich elites to silence the free speech and eliminate other freedoms of the masses. As I compare these major differences between conservative and liberal, I find myself that I am more close to conservative

Name:   alessandra drumm
Period: 5
Date:   Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Time:   07:45:16 AM

Essay:

Am I a conservative or a liberal? I think Im more a conservative because Im not all out there and I dont speak up or really say what I think I have my beliefs and there more conservative

Name:   Alonso Garcia
Period: 5
Date:   Friday, January 04, 2008
Time:   04:21:23 PM

Essay:

I consider myself a conservative because even though I prefer liberal ideology when it comes to self-interest, I beleive that the conservative way of thinking offers a more stable and secure overall life for the citizens of this nation. Everything has obviously pros and cons, while liberal way of life constantly challenges the current state of law in order to adapt to a future conservatives tend to stick with an old-fashioned discreet way of working in order to get the same results; in this case I agree with liberals since life changes with the the years and leading has to change also. Conservatives tend to be very patriotic and therefore discard people who are not native to the US. Liberals try to rebel against the conservatives and want to try new things-sometimes thats good to get out of the rountine but you risk the well-being of the people if something doesnt go right. I think that if you want a more secure present, you go with the secure-in this case, the conservatives.

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