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Monday People you need to know Current situation with Syria KQ- Is it in America’s best interest to punish Syria? KQ2- Is Obama doing the right thing by going to Congress?
Barack Obama President Former Democratic Senator from IL
Joe Biden Vice President (Democrat) Former Senator from DE From Scranton
John Kerry-Secretary of State Former Senator from MA Former Pres. candidate
John Boehner Speaker of the House of Representatives From Ohio
Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader From Nevada
Bashar al Assad Military leader (dictator) of Syria Has led since 2000 Took over for his dad who – Ruled for 30 years
Vladimir Putin President of Russia Judo expert Changes the rules to stay
The Situation with Syria Civil war between rebels (terrorists?) and the government Been going on for several years Reached a boiling point when (apparently) chemical weapons used
Why no UN? Russia has veto power China is vetoing too Russia and Syria are trading partners Russia has repeatedly vetoed attempts of using the UN
More Stuff China and Syria are also trading partners, and Iran is on Syria’s side Great Britain voted down involvement The “rebels” may be working with some groups that we would call terrorists.
US Options Congress approves tomahawk cruise missile strike, Obama authorizes Congress votes down cruise missile strike, Obama uses executive order Congress votes down missile strike, and the US doesn’t get involved. **Obama has said no troops on the ground. We really don’t want to remove Assad
Based off of what we’ve talked about, what’s being said here?
What is this saying? Which would kind of lead to which one being the “better” choice
To close… What should we do? Boils down to this. If people are being killed by a regime, is it our job to intervene or not? Discuss
Monday Gun Control: Recall in Colorado Key Question: Should gun control be increased?
Recall vote in Colorado
What is a recall? People get petitions signed Election prior to the ending of someone’s term It is a way of eliminating people from office for egregious votes that are not illegal actions that would disqualify someone from service
State Senators’ John Morse and Angela Giron
What did they do? Voted in favor of universal background checks and limiting the size of magazine clips In response to the mass shooting in Aurora Similar things passed in Maryland, New York, and other states, but Colorado is different.
Answer… Do you agree with the recall? Do you agree with what the two voted for? You can say Yes to both, and No to both. Procedure versus Policy
Facts…surprises? Households With a Gun Adults Owning a Gun Adults Owning a Handgun Percentage 40-45% 30-34% 17-19% Number million million million
More percentages…anything surprising? Category Percentage Owning a Firearm Households 42% Individuals 30% Male 47% Female 13% White 33% Nonwhite 18% Republican 41% Independent 27% Democrat 23%
In the same poll, the reasons stated… Protection Against Crime 67% Target Shooting 66% Hunting 58%
Sobering statistics… Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, U.S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year
At the current homicide rate, roughly one in every 240 Americans will be murdered. Right to personal protection (close to a million a year) or is it part of the problem?
Wednesday One interesting headline. Political Cartoon Analysis Please record the topics and thoughts associated with each cartoon. Essential Skill-Analyze political cartoons for message, symbols, and context
Man guilty of “tricking” girlfriend into abortion Told her it was antibiotics Charged under the Unborn Victim of Violence Act, which would carry mandatory life sentence. Pled guilty so he could get 13 years instead of life. Too short, too long? What if it was reversed?
Why? Taxation Rules Health Care mandate Agree/Disagree?
Stuff… Obama won Nobel Prize in 2009 Missiles aimed at Syria Contradiction?
People working multiple jobs Irony…Labor Day was about the rights and celebration of the Labor movement and workers A recovery where we have to work multiple jobs…is it a recovery?
What we talked about yesterday…
Message: We are more concerned with salacious stuff than the plight of people in Syria
No oversight on those spying on us. 4 th amendment- Right to be secure in your possessions, papers, belongings from unreasonable searches and seizures without a warrant
Pope Francis Argentinian All about the poor Called out Obama over Syria Called out EVERYONE over refugees from Syria Though conservative, has shown to be flexible on gay issues.