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Week 1 DQ 2 Answer - would not my children to make some of...

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Sometimes, political leaders make statements appealing to emotion and give the  impression that holding a middle-ground position is not an option. President  George W. Bush used this type of appeal after September 11th, 2001 by stating,  “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists” (Address to joint session of  U.S. Congress, September 20, 2001). Identify strategies you can apply in your daily life to develop and improve your  thinking, and explain what kinds of considerations you can take when dealing with  moral issues such as this one. Moral issues are something that each of us have a opinion on in some way. Either we were raised with a high moral level or we weren't. As adults we have to decide what is important to us. These emotions may change as our life situation changes. Decisions we may have made as a teenager or in our 20 may not be the same choices we would make once we have children. I know that I
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Unformatted text preview: would not my children to make some of the stupid choices I made when I was younger. When I am faced with making a decision I try to think through the consequences of each option. I find that there is rarely a situation that I do not have an opinion on once I am educated on the topic. I try to be a long-term planner, but some times life does not give us that luxury. Some times it is necessary to make decisions on the fly, but if we already have our standards and "base line" decisions made, these decisions can be made with confidence. I do not understand people who "live in the moment". How is it possible to make decisions without looking down the road to the result? I try to think about how this will affect me, my children, my family, my standing with my church, my relationship with my Heavenly Father, and how it will make me feel in the long run. These considerations help me make decisions on moral issues in a way I can be proud of in the long run....
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