W. History, 1B
Hwk. Persuasive Letter
Imagine you live in Europe in 1848. Write a letter to a friend, stating your political position ----- conservative, liberal, or radical. Express your feelings about the uprisings and the future of Europe.
Dear Bob, I’m writing you today to tell you about my political position. I'm a liberal. I know you want to know why I chose to be a liberal, so here it is. The definition of liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. So I was thinking of things that fall under those guidelines and I came up with this as my explanation. I’m a liberal because I believe health care is a basic human right. I’m liberal because education and a chance to move up in the world is a basic human right. I’m a liberal because I know that sometimes bad things happen to good people, for no good reason. I’m a liberal because I believe that a society that lets the mentally ill wander the streets and live under a bush is an unjust society. I’m liberal because I know that unregulated capitalism results in mortgage meltdowns and poisoned air and water. I’m a liberal because I know there are evil people who will exploit the weak for a few bucks. I’m a liberal because I know how slippery my hold on success is. One bout with cancer, one bad accident, and one slip up and there it goes. I’m a liberal because I recognize this and want the safety net to be around should I need it.