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Hannah Carr Period 7 Conservative vs. LiberalI believe that I am a liberal, there are things that I am more conservative on but for the most partI am a liberal. My family is filled with conservatives, immediate and distant. I think a big part of the reason that I am a liberal is because my whole life I’ve tried not to be like my family and part of that is not being a conservative. Another reason for me being a liberal is that all through elementary and middle school, and some of high school I lived in a city and most of my teachers were probably liberals because people who live in cities usually are. I think school had a bigger impact on me being a liberal rather than family. I am a liberal when it comes to abortion. I believe that any women should be allowed to choose what they want to do with their body. If a woman gets pregnant and she doesn’t want a baby and she feel that abortion is the way to go then she should be allowed to do that. Yes, a woman could put the baby up for adoption when it is born, but adoption can’t always be safe. Also, it can be dangerous for women with certain health issues to have a baby and it would be safer for the women to have an abortion rather than put her body through that. I am indifferent about whether it should be paid for by the woman or by insurance. On one hand the woman chose the path of abortion, so she should pay for it. On the other hand, it is against people’s belief, so they shouldn’t be paying more taxes for something they don’t believe in. For the most part I am more liberal on this subject.When it comes to affirmative action, I am very conservative. I think that affirmative action isn’t a way to fix racism, nothing is going to fix it because there’s always going to be people that are racist, and no one can change that. I think when you apply to a school or a job it should be based on your qualification. With affirmative action people with the qualifications might not get into a school or might
not get a job because someone else of a different race took their place. I don’t think that’s fair to people it’s reverse-discrimination and that’s not the way to fix racism. Also, it may seem that white people have more of an advantage to get into a school or get a job because there are more white people in that placethen people of color, but that’s because most of the American population is white, not because of racism. I am very conservative when it comes to affirmative action because everyone deserves the same chance.

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