The novel Animal Farm deals with our understanding of government and rule. For this blog, I want you to begin to formulate your own opinion about government.
I want to return to the idea of a discussion blog. Remember, sarcasm and put-downs are not tolerated. However, I do encourage debate and you should always address one another formally, i.e. "Tony said in his response..., but I feel that...".
You should refer to the book and other sources (history class, newspaper, etc.) in responding to the following questions. You may answer them all, or only some.
Remember, keep your answers brief. This is discussion based. People want to read your response and respond to you. You are encouraged to post more than once.
1) What should the government's role be in people lives? Should the government pay for all services (healthcare, education, etc.) or are those things individual responsibilities?
2) When in comes to moral issues (religion, speech, etc.), what should be the government's position? Are there times when the government should get involved or not get involved?
3) Are the advantages or disadvantages in having a class system? What would it be like if we all were the same "class"?
4) Lastly, follow this link and answer the questions: Campaign 2008 What questions do you have now? Look up information about your top candidate. Were you surprised/shocked? Did you even hear of the person running?
Blog is due Monday December 3rd.