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Honest Argument: Barack Obama should be elected U.S. President in 2008
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Barack Obama should be elected U.S. President in 2008

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Barack Obama should be elected U.S. President in 2008  Barack Obama should be elected U.S. President in 2008
       Obama will end U.S. involvement in Iraq  Obama will end U.S. involvement in Iraq
       Obama will restore America's place on the world stage  Obama will restore America's place on the world stage
              American policy cannot be driven by popular opinion or appeasement  American policy cannot be driven by popular opinion or appeasement
                     Leading by example is not bowing to popular opinion  Leading by example is not bowing to popular opinion
                            America's self-interest is of primary importance  America's self-interest is of primary importance
                                   Allies are a primary self interest of our nation  Allies are a primary self interest of our nation
                     Popular opinion should indeed drive our foreign policy  Popular opinion should indeed drive our foreign policy
                            Popular opinion should rarely drive foreign policy, if ever  Popular opinion should rarely drive foreign policy, if ever
                                   The U.S. is a representative democracy  The U.S. is a representative democracy
                     There is no basis to claim that Obama will appease aggressors  There is no basis to claim that Obama will appease aggressors
       Obama has very little experience in national politics.  Obama has very little experience in national politics.
              Some would consider that an advantage  Some would consider that an advantage
                     Obama is willing and able to discourage lobbyists  Obama is willing and able to discourage lobbyists
                     Regardless, the cons of limited experience outweigh the pros  Regardless, the cons of limited experience outweigh the pros
                            The President is not an isolated actor  The President is not an isolated actor
                                   The President is still responsible for decision making  The President is still responsible for decision making
                     He has demonstrated vision and leadership  He has demonstrated vision and leadership
              Leadership is more important than experience.  Leadership is more important than experience.
       Obama understands the middle class  Obama understands the middle class

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Re: node: Popular opinion should rarely drive foreign policy, if

I wanted to add to this that I am not suggesting that the people do not rule, merely that the masses are not educated enough to decide every individual matter. Which is why we are not a TRUE democracy. Not every issue is voted on and decided by the people.

We decide the people who we feel best reflect our values, and we entrust them with power.

Comment by: J-Luck At: 2008-08-17 23:34:47



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