Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Response note 12

After watching these empathy videos, empathize with the opposing view of your argument

RSA Video

Ted Talk Video

In other words, write two hundred words (at least), that presents an argument you don’t agree with, but that you can empathize with.

6 comments:

Leonel martinez said...

The topic I chose is employment changes due to the health care legislation becoming a law. This is an impact in today's economy because the health care costs are changing constantly and people need to have their jobs to pay what they need in their daily life. What the government is saying is that with the new health care legislature, there will be a substantial growth in employment. I do not agree with it. Yet, they do have a point to a certain degree. That point being that to distribute the health care and organize it because of its increase, the government will need more people to work for them. Also, there aren't many coders for health care. Soon, there will be millions of people needing the health care which means more people needed to help the government with it.The health care act does help create various great opportunities for many people who need to work on the go because of its flexible nature. In my opinion that is the only time I can come to an agreement with the health care costs. Though it can create jobs, it can also destroy them.

Rose Rivera said...

Gun control is a hot topic that escalates whenever acts of gun violence occur. Citizens, lawmakers and gun lobbyist have been debating this issue of gun control for a long time. Proponents believe that stronger laws will prevent gun violence. Opponents of gun control argue that Americans have the right to bear arms. They claim that gun control laws would prevent individuals from defending themselves and their property lawfully. I sympathize with proponents who believe we need additional laws to prevent gun violence. I do agree that certain individuals should not be permitted to own guns and that current laws prevent criminals, mentally ill and children from owning guns. Unfortunately, I don’t believe it will be enough to eliminate mass shootings and gun violence in general. There is no one solution to this issue and we owe it to ourselves to explore all avenues that will safeguard the public from these horrible acts of violence. Whatever solution we can develop as a nation is worthwhile developing so that we are able to prevent the mass shootings we are seeing today and keep our way of life and our public safe. A path to a social solution that addresses the needs of the public including those with mental illness, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and criminals that provides gun control, reduction in crime, protection for our citizens and crime prevention will help to reduce gun violence.

Andy Cuello said...

The Stand Your Ground law is a big controversy in this country. Either people want it around, or they hate it. It’s not like everything about the law is incorrect or bad in any way, but the way it is written can be misleading. This law can be misused in many ways to people. I feel that even though people have used this law to not get in any trouble themselves, I think some of them are innocent. Even though there are stories around the country about how this law misleads investigators or how it turns them upside down towards arguments in court, it still doesn’t justify the actual thing they are getting accused of. Even though I feel that people misuse this law, it does help people that don’t misuse it because people have been in situations where they have dearly needed to use deadly force on someone because of what was happening in the situation. I think if this law was revised as many people want it to be, this law can be so useful in many ways and help so many people out. Not everyone is innocent, but it goes both ways. This law can really help the country out if was revised. I don’t agree with the law how it is now, but I understand what it means and what it’s trying to do.

Brenda Tamayo said...

Legalizing gay marriage is a touchy subject. While I support legalizing it I can empathize with why bigots oppose it. Deb Allen, an eighth grade sexual education teacher teaches a “gay-friendly” curriculum where her lessons incorporate descriptions of homosexual sex given “thoroughly and explicitly” with a chart. Now what parent would be okay with their eighth grade child being given an explicit description of how adults have sex let alone how homosexuals have sex. Many religious parents uphold their children to religious beliefs and teaching that homosexual relationships are just the same as heterosexual ones in school would confuse them. Not to mention it would go against what their religion teaches outraging many parents. The catholic religion believes marriage between a man and a woman is said, “To be fruitful and multiply”. Two woman or two men cannot multiply thus being unnatural. With this being taught and said by the church it is understandable to see why many Catholic’s would be against same sex marriage. Although I am for legalizing gay marriage I do understand why many parents and religious people would oppose it.

Samaria Miller said...

as we discussed in class a couple of weeks ago, I dont agree (but I can empethize with) immagrants that are coming to America and maily taking all of the benefits like food stamps, free government assistance. Its so easy and simple for them to get help but as Americans its very hard and complicated to get help from the government. Although i do feel like immagrans do need the help and assistance as well. I know that the Government is here to help everyone because this is an free country ad anyone could come to America. I just know that their are some people that really needs the help and really cant because they help a lot of immagrants.

David Castillo said...

The legalization of marijuana won't come easy. The reason being that many citizens of America feel it should continue to be a drug. Government officials cannot stop stressing the fact that the drug hauls in massive amounts of money for drug dealers and for organized crime. Despite the efforts on 'The War on Drugs' marijuana continues to run amok the streets and homes of American citizens. Most advocates agree that it is a drug and should remain to some extent illegal. But the medicinal properties in marijuana make it one of the most useful plants known to man. I disagree that it's a Schedule I drug (No value or use whatsoever) because it does have important medicinal properties that date back to 2000 B.C in ancient China. I also disagree that the government doesn't allow marijuana as alternative in today's most dangerous diseases. Many children suffer from epilepsy, multi-scoliosis and cancer at an early age. The parents of these children need all the help they can get and the doctors are not allowed to give them a healthy alternative because the government continues to oppress this herb which has many healthy qualities. In order for balance to maintain in our country we must regulate marijuana like alcohol was regulated in the 20th century. This enables advocates and patients alike to use it responsibly and not get arrested or waste tax payer money.