Ideologies In America

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“We all want…the same things in life. We want freedom; we want the chance for prosperity; we want to be the best we can be; we want as few people suffering as possible economically; we want healthy children; we want to have crime-free streets; all these things, they’re pretty common…The argument is how to achieve them” (Limbaugh, 2004). A major topic being discussed amongst politics right now is the ideologies of America. Which side holds the better policies for America: conservatives or liberals? Both conservatives and liberals have different beliefs on how the government should partake in interacting with the people, which also involves different viewpoints on certain ideologies. Basically, liberals believe in government having full control,…show more content…
Some people agree, yet some people disagree. But just like the people of the United States, conservatives and liberals also agree or disagree with Hillary’s statement. When walking through a hospital on the birthing floor some hospitals show pictures of babies at various weeks old. A good majority of those babies born early were at thirty-six weeks and healthy. This is where the conservative and liberal opinions come in. On one hand, liberals will agree with Hillary because they believe in abortion. A fetus is not a human life, so it does not have separate individual rights (“Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs”, 2005). In other words, liberals believe that even though this baby has a heartbeat it is still not considered a human being, therefore it has no rights to live. On the other hand, conservatives will disagree with liberals because they do not support abortion. Human life begins at conception and abortion is the murder of a human being (“Conservative vs. Liberal Beliefs”, 2005). Conservatives are saying the exact opposite of what liberal said. At the moment of conception, that fetus it developing into a someone that only women have the great ability to feel growing inside them. With that being said, it is clear to see that there is a huge divide between conservatives and liberals. Although the anti-abortion movement increased the out-of-wedlock births from 18.4 percent in 1980 to 30.1 percent in 1992, it helped decrease non-marital pregnancy abortions from 60 percent in 1980 to 46 percent in 1991 according to the National Center for Health Statistics (Muller, 1995). But the question that remains is who has the better policies for America? The answer is there is no easy answer because there are pros and cons to both sides. Conservatives are skeptical about the ‘good’ that government can do (Croix, 2010: 124). Another great
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