SWA#2 - have issues finding a middle ground because they...

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Steven Murphy English 101, Section 87 October 16 th , 2007 SWA#2 Seeking Balance in an Either-or World In Seeking Balance in an Either-or World, Kathleen Parker analyses the strong power of the politically independent voters in the United States. In addition to the power that those voters hold Parker discusses the need to adopt more independent views and less extreme policies in American government. The only flaw in Parker’s opinion about independent views, is that moderate views are not always right. It also supports a change in the American political system that has been around since the Revolutionary war. By destroying party politics more voters would be at a loss for understanding what any given candidate stands for, and the average American would likely vote for a candidate that agreed on only a few issues because they aren’t labeled Democrat or Republican. One interesting point the paper makes is that little gets done when there is a split congress. Meaning that when liberals and conservatives are divided in government they
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Unformatted text preview: have issues finding a middle ground because they dont want to piss off their constituents and those that voted for them perhaps based on one issue. It is true that few legislative actions are passed when there is a split congress like there is now. Important issues such as immigration, national security, and education are forgotten about in the political waste. Kathleen Parker did an excellent job of presenting her argument in a very unbiased and convincing way. Her credentials as a syndicated columnist for a major political website prove that she is educated in her field and provides the reader with a feel of great logos appeal. Her argument in favor of independent, party-free politics could be improved by adding more examples than the single abortion one provided and could have given more personal feeling to a story that may affect the reader in ways abortion cant....
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