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Americas stance on same sex marriage

May 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Obama’s stance on same sex marriage has recently created much buzz in the media.  The reason for this is because he has been deciding on weather or not to support gay marriage for the past few weeks and recently Obama has confirmed that he is pro gay marriage. This has caused much of the American public who oppose gay marriage to become frustrated by their leader because it took him so long to make a decision on gay marriage and it is not even the decision that they where hoping for.  Although Obama may support gay marriage and it may help to influence the passing of state laws, it does not change the fact that it is outlawed under many state laws despite the fact that the president supports it. 

For example just this past Tuesday North Carolina confirmed a law into their constitution “that effectively slammed the door on gay marriage” by defining that the only true marriage is between a man and a woman. Although Obama attempted to discourage voters from supporting the amendment, he was unable to stop the amendment from passing because of the large amount of support via marches and protests opposing gay marriage in North Caroline. As a supporter of the right of free choice, I strongly agree with Obama’s decision to support same sex marriage.


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The reason I Believe in the allowance of same sex marriage because it has been proven that being attracted to the same sex is a genetic medical condition that individuals have no control over. Since being gay is a medical condition people who are should be allowed to marry whomever they want because that is the way they where born.  America was originally founded on the idea that it was the “land of the free” meaning that all people living there should be free to make their own choices. If to people of the same sex are in love and want to marry each other they should be allowed the choice of marrying whom ever they want rather than being told by society that they aren’t allowed to. Are country is in danger becoming a dystopia where you are told who you are allowed to marry, we must stop going do this slippery slope and reconsider our outlook on gay marriage. 



How Social Media Effects Politics

April 29, 2012 5 comments

In our current day society, social media has a huge impact on the way in which we live our lives.  The most popular social networking website, facebook, receives hits from over 250 million daily users. According to pew research center “approximately 8 percent of Americans use twitter”. Nevertheless, how do these social media sites effect politics today; overall are they beneficial or harmful to our current political system?

Social networking sites can be used as tools to spread political information and views quickly and efficiently. Websites such as twitter and facebook can spread information much more quickly than that of pervious media outlets such as newspaper and local Television. The reason for this is because there are many more people on these sites who can repost or re-tweet important information making it more visible to other users on the site. In addition, with social media sites, there is no need to wait for television crews to arrive when something happens. This is because of how portable social medial can be, it something important where to happen it would be much faster for an onlooker to tweet the information on his or her phone rather then wait for a local news crew to arrive at the scene. For example when Osama bin Laden was killed the story got out almost instantly because a person living near the house where bin Laden was staying tweeted about the raid while it was happening, many hours before television reporters heard about it.

ImageSocial media Websites also help to “reach out” to a younger voters who are familiar with these sites and use them often. Since younger voters often use social media sites just like politicians do the voters can become more informed about the views of different candidates in elections and will be able to more accurately vote on who they feel is the best. Not only do social media sites help to inform younger voters but they also can encourage them to go out and vote on election days, the reason for this is that if they are more informed on different candidates views they will be more likely to vote. Also people often tweet reminders about elections on twitter which can help voters remember which day elections are taking place on so that they can go out and vote.

In conclusion, Social media Obviously plays a huge roll in how politics works in our country today. Not only can it aid in rapid and efficient spread of information, but it can also be used to help politicians connect with and inform younger voters about their political views. In addition social media sites help to filter out false information by allowing it to be read and reviewed by millions people through out the world

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