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          I think Immigration is a really tough issue. Some immigrants come to this country illegally, which shouldn't be news to any of us, but what should we do with this mass crowd of people, that are using our public school system and earning money and not paying taxes? Some say we should just round them all up and deport them, but is that really logical? I believe we should grant amnesty to all illegal immigrants, and tell them to go to there local post office and register, and start paying taxes, and send them to classes to learn our language, English! That's one more thing that bothers me, Immigrants from every other region of the world learn our language, you can not move to a country and expect them to accomodate you.
Immigration
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Last Updated 7-29-06
Iraq War
          Many people have questioned our involvement in Iraq. They often wonder why we went into Iraq and why we are still there. I'll try to explain this in the simplest terms as I can. On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever. A Global War on terror began. One after another the countries of the world lined up with the United States. Most did so without evident hesitation, a few because President Bush made it so clear, in his speech to Congress on September 20, that the U.S. expected their support: “Every nation in every region now has a decision to make: Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists.” Ultimately, only Iraq offered sympathy to the terrorists; no other government would take their side. On March 17, 2003 President Bush gave Iraqi Pres. Saddam Hussein and his family 48 hours to leave the country so that all UN weapons-disarmament decrees could be fully enforced. Saddam Hussein doubted our might, and ignored the ultimatum. Two days later, with no explicit UN approval, the U.S. began launching Tomahawk missile strikes on suspected Iraqi leadership sites. Coalition troops began crossing the Iraqi border from Kuwait on March 20. After his capture, Several Factions moved into Iraq in an attempt to take over, The United States knows that we can not just abandon the new Iraqi government, the country would erupt in civil war. When we entered Iraq we vowed not to leave until a stable Democratically Iraqi government was set up.
Gay Marriage
          I don't really have much to say about Gay Marriage, I think Religiously and lawfully Marriage is classified as the mutual bonding of love between a man and a woman. I think Marriage belongs to heterosexual couples, I think Homosexuals should just call there union some thing else. Call it a "union" and i think that would settle the dispute. Gays can get "united," While straight couples can get married.
Abortion
          There are two sides of the Abortion arguement: Pro-life, the idea that abortion should not be an option given to pregnant women, and Pro-choice, the idea that a woman has the right to do whatever she wants to her own body. I am in the middle. Think of the classic example of the girl who gets raped and gets pregnant. Should she have the oppurtunity to get an abortion? Absolutely. And at the other side there is the Girl who makes no effort at any type of birth control and her Boyfriend gets her pregnant. Should she have the right to kill off her unborn baby? I'm going to say no. Sadly, you cannot offer abortion to some and not all, and for that rape victim i think it should be available.