Michael Short Poli Sci 40 Practice Paper

Michael Short Poli Sci 40 Practice Paper - Michael Short...

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Michael Short 803781208 Political Science 40 Practice Paper In this paper I will argue that moral issues are polarizing the electorate on a large scale. Due to this, President Barack Obama, should run for the 2012 presidency using moral issues as a central component for his campaign. I base my argument on 3 particular issues that will surly be pertinent in the 2012 presidential election. First, is the issue of gun control, which over the past 9 years has maintained a popular public opinion calling for the regulated right to bear arms. Second, comes the moral argument of the various same sex issues. Obama has taken a firm stance on this and it is a debate that has become more and more prevalent in the United States political spectrum as sentiment for same sex rights grow. Finally, issues regarding the environment need to be a focal point in Barack Obama’s campaign, as environmental protection has been a constant topic of discussion for the American people for over 20 years. Barack Obama’s stance in regards to the right to bear arms can be summed up in a single statement, “As a general principle I believe that the constitution confers an individual right to bear arms, but just because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can’t constrain the exercise of that right” (Cite). Obama is for the regulation of guns, but not the complete banishment of guns. This coincides with the view of the general population as it can be seen in a CBS poll taken January 15 th - 19 th of 2011. The poll asked, “In general do you think gun control laws should be made
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more strict, less strict, or kept the same?” The results of this poll left only 13% of the
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