Democratic V. Republican Views

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Period 5
March 3, 2013
Donkey V. Elephant
Solely based on this assessment of my opinions on ten issues, I am a Republican… slightly. Out of the ten issues, I had six Republican views and Democratic views. However, as Ray Bradbury said, “I hate all politics. I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them - one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.” Of course, I don’t see all politicians as idiots; I just think that having only two parties makes it difficult when ideologies are jumbled between the two. Still, based off of these ten issues, I would have to say I am a Republican. The Republican issues that I agree with are budget, education, crime, environment, and affirmative action. When it comes to budget, I completely agree that there is wasteful government spending. Politicians use so much money in general on things that could be put towards something more effective than decorations at an extravagant ball. This money could be put towards a better use, which is why a balanced federal budget is essential. Education is always going to be an issue because everyone has a different style technique. That’s why I believe that local school boards should have more power over schools. If every state is focused on how to run every school in the state, nothing will ever get done. It’s just too big of a job for an entire state. However, if each individual school district had more power over their district, things could be done much easier. Along with this, if teachers had more authority, they could not focus on the things they can’t do, and focus more on teaching and providing students with the knowledge that they need. I also believe in a safe classroom. A child should feel safest to share his or her opinion without a teacher flat out telling them that they are wrong. A strong law enforcement is necessary in order to stop crime. With loopholes in the court system, people don’t have to pay for...
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