Essay about Liberals vs Conservatives

2228 Words Oct 7th, 2006 9 Pages
Liberals Vs Conservatives
I would like to start by saying that I consider it to be a tragedy that this assignment is necessary. I can not believe that so many people in our class do not know the liberal and conservative views on some of the most basic topics. I by no means think that everyone should believe all of the things that I do, but at the very least they do need to know what both parties have to offer. They have obviously been voting solely on party lines and chose their side based on what their parents, people in their community, etc told them. They have in no way made any kind of informed decisions over the last 20 years of voting. I do however commend you for trying to get people to care more about these very basic but
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The state governments could be spending those tax dollars on preventing crimes, education and rehabilitation, mental health treatment, meaningful victims' services, and drug treatment programs, etc. On the topic of affirmative action the conservative view is basically that it should not exist. They believe that affirmative action has become reverse-discrimination and that it is not a solution for racism. They believe that it is unfair to use race as a factor in the selection process. They also think that people should be admitted to schools and hired for jobs based on their ability. The liberal view on affirmative action is that it is necessary. Due to prevalent racism in the past, minorities were deprived of the same education and employment opportunities as whites. We need to make up for that. Minorities still lag behind whites in all statistical measurements of success. It is sad that companies, schools, etc. need to be told to admit people of different races in as well as white people, but sadly America is still a racist society. Of course not every company or school is this way but too many are to have affirmative action taken out at this time. Also, the presence of minorities creates diversity.
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