Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Journal 28

The one thing our Founding Fathers could not foresee -- they were farmers, professional men, businessmen giving of their time and effort to an idea that became a country -- was a nation governed by professional politicians who had an interest in getting re-elected. They probably envisioned a fellow serving a couple of hitches and then eagerly looking forward to getting back to the farm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Political Campaign Vocabulary

Below you will find a list of Vocabulary pertaining to political Campaign. Your task is to define each term and use it in a sentence. THis should be typed in Microsoft Word. Label Document "Political Campaign Vocabulary"

General Election Primary Caucus Delegate Party Convention

Federal Election Commission Ballot Conservative Constituent
Campaign Propaganda Slander Libel Democrat Republican
Political party Poll Electoral College District Independent

Monday, December 10, 2007

Journal 27

I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics.

BARACK OBAMA, MSNBC interview, Sep. 25, 2006

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Journal 26

We’ve come to be consumed by a 24-hour, slash-and-burn, negative ad, bickering, small-minded politics that doesn’t move us forward. Sometimes one side is up and the other side is down. But there’s no sense that they are coming together in a common-sense, practical, nonideological way to solve the problems that we face.

BARACK OBAMA, New York Times, Dec. 11, 2006

Monday, December 03, 2007

JOurnAL 25

Why is it important to know who is responsible for creating and enforcing the laws in your community?