This Iguana symbolizes many things. As you may know, Iguanas tend to be slow moving, “carry on”, types of creatures. They go with the flow- sometimes not even knowing where they will end up. I am very much like an Iguana when it comes to politics. I have been strongly influenced by media, debates, and other people. So really, it seems that all my ideas are really just someone elses. Also, this Iguana symbolizes the lack of interest society has in their own government. In America, 48% of registered voters do not vote! (CNN online news). Iguanas are independent animals, only retreating to eachother to mate and mooch for food. I think that in many ways, Americans show this anamalistic trait of only paying attention to one another when they want something.
In class we learned about some political Issues that are going on. We also took a morals survey to help us further build our Political Identity.
Proposed Tax Policy
This policy proposes that taxes are raised for the wealthier class. By doing this, we are boosting the economy, and have more money (as a government) to use on other issues. We also have to keep in mind however, that the wealthier class is wealthy because they own/lease major companies around the country. They are what gives us jobs.
I think that the tax policy should just remain the same as it is.
This is a proposal to have stricter laws against gun n the US. California has one of the strictest policies in the US already. I think that by making stricter policies, it will just increase Gun Trafficing and illegal activity. I mean sure, people already use guns illegally, but making a stricter policy isnt really going to stop anyone who really wants it.
In the beginning of this semester, I did not have much interest at all in politics. I blamed my lack of interest to many things that mostly included lack of exposure. But now that I have been exposed to the “Political World”, I have developed many opinions on our great country’s political system. Although, my views have mainly stayed the same because of the strong morals I was raised on.
My parents never really talked about voting, or elections. But, even though now that I have this extra insight from a “third party”, I have found that my political views are very similar to my parents. I still believe that there should be a certain standard of living for everyone, no matter what. And after this project, I found that there is a “standard” of living for most working Americans. Through government provided programs like welfare, and social security, Americans who may have lost their jobs or are retiring can still manage to be supported. Some may argue that people are becoming “too government-dependant”, but in all honesty, I don’t think anybody would choose to be living off of Food Stamps.
But when it comes to health care, I have some different opinions. I honestly think that ObamaCare is a flawed plan. ObamaCare seems like one of those plans that would only work for one type of crowd. Although it is good for the elderly and the people in America who can not afford private health insurance, by providing health insurance, I think that it could incline businesses that provide healthcare for their employees terminate that option. I don’t think that America can afford to provide free medical insurance to its whole country.
Although our government can be a very dependent and helpful resource, by following the election I have seen how power hungry and animalistic the lawmakers of our country can be. Politicians and lawmakers try so hard to earn votes from voters.. The politician needs citizens to be on his side because in our democratic society, without the civilian, the politician would be nothing.
Earlier in this project I also stated that I felt there should be no need for the Military. Now I know that the United States Military does a lot more than just fight in wars. The US Military goes on a lot of missions helping other countries in need by protecting citizens, building communities and providing clinical help to third-world countries. The United States acts as a type of “glue” keeping all of the world together.
Now that we have reached the end of this project I am glad to say that I am a politically informed citizen of the United States of America. I think that it is important for all new or soon-to-be voters to be informed. I learned that a majority of voters are not even aware of what they are voting for. I believe that voting is really a time for you as a citizen to reach out your voice. By informing our country, it will ensure that better, more far choices and decisions will be made.