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The Last Temptation(2018)

According to this article, eighty percent of the white evangelical Christian vote went to Donald Trump, higher than both Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. The article goes on to state that the choice of language he used in the released tape, and partial birth abortion are actually incompatible with Chrisitan beliefs.  This makes sense because Trump used to be affiliated with the Democratic Party up until the year 2012, when he switched over to the Republican party.  Additionally, and I can also agree with this, the issue with Stormy Daniels would seem immoral to all Christians, especially these kind of Christians, but this doesn't seem to be the case, as evidenced by the eighty percent statistic that was given earlier in the article, and I agree with this.  Christians claim to uphold good family values, and some of the actions that the president has done, even if it was just "locker room talk" should not be appropriate behavior for a sitting president of the United State…

What's Wrong with the Democrats?

The article claims that the Democrats would eventually become the dominant party, by winning everywhere except where there was a white majority.  The article goes on to further claim that the liberals thought they had the 2016 election in the bag, as Donald Trump won the Republican Party nomination.  They thought that the party would be in bad shape after the 2016 election and they would be divided.  The party that was ruined turned out to be the Democratic Party after the results of the 2016 election were out.  Liberals were very upset, but the article throws shade at conservatives saying that the liberals don't have as much experience with protests as conservatives do, implying that conservatives have lost a lot of elections in recent years.  Most of this is true except the last part.  Almost every poll had Hillary Clinton winning by a good margin, so when the results came out, many were not happy and violent protests ensued because of that.  However, liberals have had plenty of…

The First White President(The Atlantic)

The article claims that because of Donald's white forefathers, that he was able to get into the oval office to become the next president of the United States.  The article also goes on further to claim that Trump has claimed that blacks are lazy and that mexicans are rapists.   There has been claims by executives that he did call African Americans racist.  There is possible evidence that Trump is racist, as he was a leader of the conspiracy theory that Obama was not born in the United States, but was born in Kenya instead, and this part I agree with.  The article also goes on to claim that Trump has an ideology of white supremacy.  However, this needs more facts behind it to prove that Trump is a white supremacist.  He has made some racist comments in the past, but that doesn't necessarily prove he is a white supremacist.  People make racist comments on the internet all the time, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are white supremacists, but it does prove that the…

The RNC, Revisited

This article, is very obviously very biased, as this article seems to put all the blame on Trump.  The incident in Baton Rouge where 3 officers were killed and another 3 were injured, and the violence that was seemingly occuring in Cleveland, Confederate flags, misoginystic posters, as well as signs that were against Islam, like calling Allah Satan or calling  all Muslims Jihadists seems to be pinned solely on Trump.  Although his rhetoric has been very controversial, it is wrong to blame one man for something that his followers have done.  In fact, the Trump supporters interrupting speakers and protesters, and overall laughing at any opponents seemed to be all blamed on Trump, especially when the article said in one sentence thta Trump was the sole person to blame for the intolerance and meanness in the United States today, which is wrong.  Yes, his rhetoric is extremely controversial, and quite possibly does inspire some of his supporters to be intolerant towards everyone else, but,…

Kittens Kick The Giggly Blue Robot All Summer (More Perfect. 2016)

Kittens Kick The Giggly Blue Robot All Summer may seem like a podcast that is geared toward little kids, but the words actually represent something.  What they represent is a way that I might remember at least some of the justices last names, and the information presented in this podcast doesn't relate to a little kids topic, and in fact, it relates to how the Supreme Court became as powerful as it is today.  What I found interesting is how the Supreme Court came to power.  It was interesting because it seemed like the Court was gone for good, but then the Court came to light after Marbury v Madison, and arguably, after the desegregation of schools in the United States, where the executive branch helped enforce the law. 

I strongly believe that without the growth of the Supreme Court power, this country would not be where it is today, because all 3 branches need to be equally strong, and a weak supreme court threatens the system of checks and balances which could lead to one polit…

Gerrymandering (99% Invisible and 538 Politics. 2018)

I found interesting how the podcast looked at each state and how the states looked at and dealt with gerrymandering differently because of the different kinds of gerrymandering.  Overall, partisan gerrymandering, race gerrymandering, competitiveness in elections influenced different states and how to make it fair.  I also found interesting how this podcast described how it was nearly impossible to amend the Voting Rights Act within the Democrats.  I also found interesting how the sole use of algorithms on a computer will not work.  In fact, I disagree with some of this.  What they said was that the sole use of algorithms would mean that there would be no meetings with people and that people's voices would not be truly heard.  The computer would just take information based on how people vote, and other factors to ensure fair lines.  This I agree with, as computers cannot listen to humans as of right now.  However, the idea that I disagree with is that the podcast was implying that …

We the Sheeple

It was a bit strange but how Brian chose not to vote in either election because of how he hated both politicians.  Although third parties have had minimal success over the course of our nation's history, I still think that Brian could form a third party and maybe win an election for any office he may want to do.  I think that Brian is very capable of winning an election so it is interesting how he chose not to vote.  Although I would obviously have to research Brian more before I completely judge brian based on his economic policies.  But overall, Brian should vote in elections, because he seems to be a person that can pick out what politicians say, and in his various books that he writes, can influence his followers to vote one way or another, and depending on how many followers he has and how many people believe him, he could potentially influence an election.

What I partially agree with is what Steve said which is that a few popular votes here and there won't truly decide a…