I feel very privileged and fortunate to live in the United States, but the system of government Americans live in can portray images that not all Americans agree with. One of the issues that is very prevalent in
Carlos, I can see both sides. I feel for the families of those the criminal did his/her injustice against, however I also do believe that their are other ways to deal with criminals that do not take up all those resources you stated. What is your opinion in the matter? Thank you for sharing, I hope to see more of your writing in the future.
Thank you for sharing your story, it is very inspiring. I can relate to you in so many ways. I too am a soccer player and I am going to continue playing soccer in college. It is an amazing sport that brings people from so many different backgrounds together. I can also relate to the family aspect of your story. Sometimes your friends can…[Read more]
Thank you for sharing your story, it is truly inspiring. I definitely have not gone through everything you have, but I can relate to the feeling of worthlessness and self doubt. That feeling is the worst feeling in the world and I am so sorry you had to feel this in such a drastic way. Just like you, though, as I have gotten older I…[Read more]
For the past couple of years, women from all over the country have been speaking out about times when they have encountered sexual harassment and sexual abuse. It is so important now, because women are finally
I like how you pointed out and emphasized that men need a space to talk about and engage with the Me Too Movement. I agree that if the cause is supported solely by women it won’t be as successful as if it was bolstered across genders and generations.
Jillian, I really like that chose such a heavy topic to talk about. It’s great that women are able to talk about things that have happened to them in environment that’s getting better about talking about these issues. I think it also important that you said men can be apart of the #metoo movement too. They are “important allies in the #MeToo movement.” If more and more of us start to be there for each other in times of need change will begin to happen. I enjoyed your view on this topic and hope to see more of your writing in the future. Here’s a link to another article you might like (hyper like didn’t work) https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/04/this-is-also-gun-violence/556595/
Free healthcare benefits everyone in the country, especially those who are not able to pay for their own health insurance. I have met many people who struggle financially, and paying for health insurance just is
Based on the article you referenced, I would agree that Canada’s healthcare seems only logical for us too. However, I am wondering what it would cost America to get to the same point of free healthcare as Canada?
I really enjoy your take on this issue. I agree that America could exponentially and universally benefit from having free healthcare available to all people. Canada’s system is a great example of the inalienable human right to health being acknowledged and respected. What would the effects be for the economy if free healthcare was provided?
I thought that this was a very well written argument with good supporting details and a strong claim. I don’t agree with your point of view and I believe that it would be more detrimental to our country to make healthcare universal. Although Canada’s system works for them, they pay significantly higher taxes and I’m sure your friends that you have met wouldn’t be interested in paying higher taxes to give others free healthcare. If we were to make our healthcare universal, than the wait lists for our doctors and hospitals would be extremely long and people that need medical attention wouldn’t be able to get help. This article by Michael D. Tanner shows that your point of view wouldn’t make sense for our country. https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/universal-health-care-not-best-option
Thank you for your time and consideration Jillian
I like how passionate you are about this topic, and how well you cited your sources and used that evidence to back up your claim. I have to disagree with your position though. In Canada, it may seem like they thrive on the concept of free healthcare, but in reality, they pay much higher taxes due to the fact that they don’t have to pay for the healthcare, and since everyone has access to this healthcare, there is an insanely long wait list for those who seek medical attention. If there’s a long wait list for some procedures in America, where only paying people receive healthcare, imagine that same circumstance, but everyone gets that care. So yes, economically, it’d be great for the people (besides the high taxes), but in the long run, it would be terrible for those in dire need of a doctor. Thank you for your time, Jillian.
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