Conservative values clearly emphasize the power of the individual. The right of self-determination and individual responsibility. Freedom of expression and speech. The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So, if these are the core beliefs of conservative principles-why are there still so many conservatives who are anti-same-sex marriage? For some conservatives, their reaction to same-sex marriage stems from faith. One of the core foundations of the constitution is the separation of Church and State. Congress and policymakers need to separate their religious views from the fundamental right given to all Americans in the constitution to pursue happiness. This goes for congress
Both on campus and across the country, Israel has faced slanderous attacks from groups labeling the nation as an “apartheid regime.” This, of course, is nothing new. Israel has been fighting for its survival for decades. While these demonstrations have been futile, it has brought to the forefront the serious and complicated issues which drive the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The state of Israel has always been a controversial subject since its founding in 1948. Many opposition groups, like the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement, have grown to voice their opposition to Israel and its alleged oppression and transgressions on the world stage. The BDS Movement, founded in 2005, is a
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