Should America be Pro-Choice?
Although we cannot vote, I would like you, Senator Barack Obama, to know that our opinions count too. As the youth of this nation, we are the future of the country and it is important that we understand America's politics. By have us aware of our countries politics, we can understand on how to help fix its problems.
Many young voters from 18-29 years of age are not aware of the importance of voting. I was a volunteer for city councilman, John C. Liu's internship for the past two summers. My fellow volunteers and I helped register people to vote in New York. I learned the importance of voting and gained an interest for politics. Many people eligible to vote do now realize the importance. Especially in this day in age, Americans need to understand that their vote does count and having a voice in politics is having a voice in life.
In the Youth Action Team, we learned a lot of information on the current politics from the councilman. I learned about the general and primary elections and about how these candidates get nominated. My mom works for councilman John Liu and teaches me a lot about politics also. Knowing all these facts has made me interested in helping and and spreading the word to others. Very few Americans know about the voting process and its importance, but us students in the Youth Action Team help thes to gain an understanding and to register to vote. We managed to register 5000 New Yorkers over two summers. That is an extra 5000 people with a voice. By helping these people, the youth can have a voice too!
You, Barack Obama, are making a big difference and are most likely to have the youth vote. With your own young, open mind, we can relate to you. I learned that you listen to Jay-Z on your iPod and only recently paid off your student loans. This makes me feel closer to you as a middle class citizen and I feel that your a great representative for all social classes.
Your views are the correct views to lead this nation
Shouldn't America be Pro-choice?
Barrack Obama's views - Pro-choice. "A woman's ability to decide how many children to have and when, without interference from the government, is one of the most fundamental rights we possess. It is not just an issue of choice, but equality and opportunity for all women."
~I agree with this statement. Woman should be allowed to choose what happens with their own bodies. As an American and a women I believe we should have the right to make our own choices in life and not have the government to tell us how to live it. They may guide us but not as much to restrict us from our rights.
John McCain's views - "I'd love to see a point where it is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations."
~Abortion is a choice that women make on their own and no man should tell a woman what to do with her own body. Woman who get abortions told the risks, so they are fully aware of the dangers of the operation. Even though Abortion is a dangerous procedure, at least woman will have the choice on whether to do it or not. By stopping this operation, McCain will not only be taking away woman's rights, but also, bringing us a step backwards.
Cynthia McKinney's views - "I would not change Roe v. Wade, I would protect and expand woman's reproductive rights, and I would work with Congress to bolster family planning and protection against sexually transmitted diseases here and abroad."
~ I like this quote from Cynthia McKinney. She believes in protecting woman's rights and protecting people against sexually transmitted diseases. McKinney wants to help work with Congress to create better family planning and will not change Roe v. Wade.
Ralph Nader's views - "I don’t think that Roe v. Wade will ever be overturned. I think the Republicans will destroy their party if they push this to the limit. They’re already very, very cautious about not taking a hard stand the way Pat Buchanan has, for example. The reason why they’re doing that is because they know they’re going to lose a lot of votes if they do."
~ I agree that if Republicans push their own thoughts on abortion into the election too far, It will lose many votes. I believe Nader is right that Republicans are hiding their real ideas of abortion as to appeal to voters. Roe v. Wade will hopefully never be overturned and stay to protect woman's rights.
Bob Barr - "There are a lot of pro-life Libertarians, and they look at it in much the same way that Libertarians generally do, as one of the tenets of the philosophy is that the use of force to take a life should not be countenanced. If there is one thing that should be illegal it is the taking of a life by force without justification. The same applies to the unborn fetus which is a human being, the same as it does to somebody who is 59 years old."
~ Are we not using force to take animal lives? How are our lives any different then an animals life? Yet this man believes life begins at conception and that every life is valuable, but is he does not try to save animal lives. Who is to say who can live and who can die? We ask ourselves this but every answer is different because we all have different views on life. I don't think he should force his own view of life on the nation. I do not agree with his ideas. He only looks at human rights, but does not care for womens rights. Even If a woman is raped and impregnated, she must go through the pain of carrying that mans child? The pain of giving birth to something she did not mean to have? Was this her fault? Should she suffer for a strangers life?