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Not Quite a Satire

Our English instructor wanted us to write a satire – mine isn’t really a satire I guess. Oh well. I tried.

 

Passing the Pence Amendment would result in cutting all federal funding to the Planned Parenthood program and parts of Women Infants and Children (WIC). Planned Parenthood takes the public’s tax dollars and funds cancer screenings, STD screenings, pregnancy testings, and contraceptives for the lower class. Over a million people take advantage of this program to receive healthcare. The Pence Amendment would stop this and put America’s tax dollars elsewhere.

The only people needing to know if they have cancer are the ones that would be able to afford the treatment. A person taking advantage of the public’s hard earned tax dollars to find out whether or not he/she has cancer obviously does not have the funds to afford expensive cancer treatments. Telling a person that he/she has cancer would simply stress that person out. Allowing a person to die without knowing what is happening would save that individual the sorrow of knowing what is coming. Cutting free cancer screenings would save tax dollars of the people that actually work and sorrow for the people that do not work.

Giving out free STD screenings is a huge flaw in today’s society. People only get STDs from having sexual relations with multiple partners or from homosexual activity. If a person is ready to engage in these lude acts and not be able to afford the consequences, they do not deserve to be apart of this society. STDs are punishments for raunchy lifestyles and nobody should be allowed to use the tax dollars of good hearted, red blooded, hard working Americans to learn what disease they caught.

Pregnancy is a serious issue in this country and should be seen that way. The only type of woman that should be having a baby is a married one. If a woman wants to engage in intercourse out of wedlock, then she should endure every consequence that comes along with it. Contraceptives are given out for free every day and America’s tax dollars pays for it. If a young woman wants to have sex out of wedlock she should not be handed contraceptives by her government. Let her have that child and if she can not afford it then she will be free to apply for Medicaid, Welfare, and Food Stamps. If she will refuse to do that and still have sex then she will be free to go pay and abort the pregnancy. If people want to have sex then the responsibilities of babies should come along with it.

WIC provides lower class women with the funds to buy certain food needed to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy children. A woman should not get pregnant if she cannot afford a child. If a woman does not have the money to buy the nutrients necessary then unborn children and young children do not deserve them. People in the lower class are there because they do not care to work hard enough to be anywhere else. This country’s tax dollars should not go to helping lazy people raise their kids.

Passing the Pence Amendment would be the best thing this country could do. The morals America was built on are crumbling. The Pence Amendment would support good morals and stop providing women with ways to have “safe sex” out of wedlock. The only sex that if safe sex is married sex. America needs to rebuilt and the Pence Amendment would do just that.

 

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People I Will Meet.

As more chances are given to me I will do what I can to have conversations and form relationships with people to understand the ideas of the rest of the world.

There are so many people with so many ways of expressing their thoughts. There are  rational types that can express their ideas and argue their opinions sensibly — these are the people I want to meet for I know too few. There are the people that shout out their views and will not listen to anything else because they do not want to feel wrong– these are the people I know and are hard to talk to.
I want to meet people that have learned to consider every point of a situation to form an opinion (or at least willing to reevaluate their ideas.) People cannot be taught how to truly form their own opinions. There aren’t a lot of people that really have their own opinions (at least not that I know), but more of people raised to think by the people around them. Not being fully sure if I am one that forms my own opinions or have been raised to think I form my own opinions, I like to think that I form my own ideas. People have to find how to form their own ideas.
Where I live, most people are taught what ideas to have and never find a way out of that teaching. Bringing up a controversial topic in class results in mostly the same ideas being voices. ex:

  1. Abortion – “Wrong. Outlaw it.”
  2. Pence Amendment – “Good! Put our money elsewhere!”

For those unfamiliar with the latter, I will summarize it in my own words (so it may be biased.)
The potential Pence Amendment would cut government funding for Planned Parenthood. It would stop funding for cancer screenings, birth control pills, and parts of WIC and a lot more. Cancer screenings being cut would prevent a lot of women from learning they have cancer early on. Cutting birth control would result in a lot more unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Cutting WIC would keep many children and pregnant woman from getting the required nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. I feel it would be a bad move.

I want to meet people that consider all sides of the story and can actually argue properly. These people that just have an opinion because they are trained to have it frustrate me. I am excited that I will face meeting new people soon and some will hopefully consider the way they think more often than the people I know now.

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