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Liberal vs. Conservatives: The Issues. Gun Control. Liberals Support Gun Control Laws 2 nd Amendment does not give citizens right to keep and bear arms Allows state to keep a militia in form of Nat’l Guard Role of local and fed gov’t to protect people

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gun control
Gun Control
  • Liberals
    • Support Gun Control Laws
    • 2nd Amendment does not give citizens right to keep and bear arms
      • Allows state to keep a militia in form of Nat’l Guard
    • Role of local and fed gov’t to protect people
    • Laws are necessary to stop gun violence
    • Limit ability for criminals to obtain guns


    • 2nd Amendment gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms
    • Individuals have the right to defend themselves
    • additional laws will not lower gun crime rates
      • Enforce current laws
    • More guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens mean less crime.
health care
Health Care
  • Liberals
    • Support free or low-cost government controlled health care
      • are millions of Americans who can't afford health care and are deprived of this basic right
    • Every American has a right to affordable health care. 
    • The government should provide equal health care benefits for all, regardless of their ability to pay


    • Support competitive, free market health care system
    • Free and low-cost government-run programs result in higher costs and everyone receiving the same poor-quality health care
    • The problem of uninsured individuals should be addressed and solved within the free market healthcare system--the government should not control healthcare.
  • Liberal
    • Support legal immigration
    • Support blanket amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally
    • immigrants have a right to:
      • all educational and health benefits that citizens.
      • the same rights as American citizens
    • It is unfair to arrest millions of undocumented immigrants


    • Support legal immigration only
    • Oppose amnesty for those who enter the U.S. illegally
    • Those who break the law by entering the U.S. illegally do not have the same rights as those who obey the law and enter legally. 
    • The borders should be secured before addressing the problem of the illegal immigrants currently in the country
same sex marriage
Same-Sex Marriage
  • Liberal
    • Marriage is the union of people who love each other
      • Support same-sex marriage
    • Prohibiting same-sex citizens from marrying denies them their civil rights


    • Marriage is the union of one man and one woman
      • Oppose same-sex marriage
    • Support Defense of Marriage Act 1996
      • affirms the right of states not to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states.
    • Requiring citizens to sanction same-sex relationships violates moral and religious beliefs of millions who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
affirmative action
Affirmative Action
  • Liberals
    • Support it because of past racism
    • Minorities deprived of same education and employment opportunities as whites
    • Minorities still lag behind whites and need to make up for it
  • Against it
  • People should be admitted to schools and given jobs based on ability
  • Unfair to use race as a factor in selection process
  • Reverse Discrimination
global warming climate change
Global Warming/Climate Change
  • Liberals
    • Global warming caused by increase in carbon dioxide through burning of fossil fuels
    • Laws to reduce emissions are needed
  • Change in temperature is natural over time
  • Science has not shown that humans can affect permanent change in temperature
  • Laws to reduce emissions will do nothing to help