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The Land of Immigrants… Is Dead.

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This is the quote engraved on the Statue of Liberty from “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus. This used to be the sentiment that made … Continue reading

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For the people… But not by the people.

One thing we can learn from the recent health care bill that just went through congress is that elected officials do not care for their constituents, nor do they care to hear out any input from them either. This is … Continue reading

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USA is NOT a Democracy

After the first in class discussion about which countries we think are democratic, I began to question if the USA truly was a democracy. Here are my thoughts on the topic. Despite popular belief, the United States of America is not a democracy. In a true democracy, the citizens have the right to vote on […]

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