As a young child, my political issues were few and far between in my daytime play ground issues, however, eventually, the news took over much of the talk when Bill Clinton and Bob Dole were running for President during the campaign of 1996. I wanted to know why my parents where so into Bill Clinton and what the problems where with Bob Dole and issues that he was talking about on T.V. His commercials conveyed wonderful images of him holding babies and kissing his wife, so I was confused as to why they disliked him so much. He looked like a good guy to me.
At the time I didn't understand what the different political views were or what they meant, but in as little amount of information as possible, my mother explained that there were differences between the two candidates and the ways they felt the United States should be run.
[...] I feel strongly about education, it's the backbone of our country and helps all Americans to strive for a better life. National Debt has been an upcoming problem that the United States will face major problems with in the future. With less spending on wars and other over sea issues we can help with programs around the U.S. such as the issue of over crowded schools. Lastly, I feel strongly that America should allow more immigration to the United States, its not only the [...]
[...] One of the only lessons I learned from the campaign that has stayed with me to this day is that I should make my own choices and not others influence me completely. Although I have come to my own conclusions about many political issues, there is no doubt that the influence of my mother and father has had some effect on me. When I was born my parents spilt apart and went there separate ways to get married again a few years later. [...]
[...] Education It is impossible to really say when education in America began, because it has been such an intrinsic aspect of life for so long. Since history began, mothers have taught their daughters and fathers have taught their sons how to live, whether that be tips on collecting food, making money for the family, stories of the family's history, or anything else. On the most basic level, this is still what is taught in public schools today. There is no doubt that even the earliest settlers were teaching their children about horticulture, sociology, and mathematics, even if they perhaps didn't know it. [...]
[...] History classes influenced me in the experiences and issues I learned about pertaining to the way that the United States government works, and how to get things done. It's disheartening to realize how difficult it is to make a change in the legal system, especially with all of the political obstacles there are to overcome, including lobbying groups and opposing political parties who have more capital to work with. Another huge influence on my politic views, especially in the area of environmentalism, is my girlfriend, who is majoring in environmental studies at UCSB. [...]
[...] Education in general gives kids an opportunity to move their life to the next level while also providing them with growth and social development. National Debt To date the national debt was measured in trillions of dollars. While on the other hand, the national debt in the year 1900 was about 2 million dollars. At that point national debt wasn't any problem and wasn't really even looked at. By far President bush has spent more money than any president to history but he doesn't hold all the problems with national debt. [...]
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