Politicians should pursue common ground and reasonable consensus rather than elusive
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The speaker asserts that politicians should pursue common ground and reasonable consensus rather than elusive ideals. From my perspective, the statement raises valid points in some aspects, but it is too extreme. It overlooks the circumstance under which some elusive ideals should also be pursued.
For starters, the leaders of nations should devote themselves to seek for common ground and reasonable consensus. As for the living issues, such as medical care and education, politicians should acquire consensus with the citizens. For example, if there is a widespread starvation or plague in the whole country, it is improper for the leaders to insist on pursuing unrealistic ideals without caring about people’s thoughts. By contrast, they should follow the citizens’ ideas to tackle these exigent issues which are tightly related with the well-being of people. Otherwise, it may lead to the turmoil. In addition, politicians should also seek for the consensus on the issue regarding law enactment. If the law which the government want to implement is largely opposed by the majority of residents, the politicians should take the suggestions into consideration. Otherwise, the law may be rejected eventually, and even cause turbulence. Therefore, politicians should pursue common ground and reasonable consensus with the citizens in some circumstance.
However, it does not mean that they should not seek for some ideals which seem unrealistic but actually acceptable. Under certain scenarios, pursuing these ideals may save the whole country and race. For example, Nelson Mandela, an outstanding leader of Africa, spent fifty years fighting against the regime of South Africa. Finally, he successfully eradicate segregation and oppression and achieve the equality for the black. His ideal seemed unrealistic initially, but he insisted on it and eventually accomplished it. The same can also hold for Mahatma Gandhi, he employed nonviolent civil disobedience against British rule, which seemed elusive as well, to achieve Indian independence. Certainly, he is a hero of saving the whole country in the heart of Indian people. Both of them demonstrates that politicians should pursue some elusive ideals as long as the ideals are acceptable.
Nevertheless, we should avoid taking he statement to the extreme. Sometimes if the ideals are elusive and cannot be acceptable, the politicians should relinquish to pursue them in most cases. For instance, the Utopia, which first emerged in sir Thomas More’s work, then became the project of creating an ideal society apart from the demoralizing city. These Utopian projects were especially popular in Britain and France, but the leaders found it unlikely to accomplish in the end. This kind of ideals should not be pursued by the politicians.
Overall, the statement is valid in some aspects, but as for the elusive ideals, they should be discussed case by cased rather than totally rejected.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 351, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR
Message: The pronoun 'he' must be used with a third-person verb: 'eradicates'.
... South Africa. Finally, he successfully eradicate segregation and oppression and achieve ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, finally, first, however, if, look, may, nevertheless, regarding, so, then, therefore, well, apart from, as for, as to, for example, for instance, in addition, kind of, such as, in most cases
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.5258426966 82% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.4196629213 153% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 14.8657303371 114% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.3162921348 80% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 29.0 33.0505617978 88% => OK
Preposition: 49.0 58.6224719101 84% => OK
Nominalization: 17.0 12.9106741573 132% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2520.0 2235.4752809 113% => OK
No of words: 457.0 442.535393258 103% => OK
Chars per words: 5.51422319475 5.05705443957 109% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.62358717085 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.915037004 2.79657885939 104% => OK
Unique words: 235.0 215.323595506 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.514223194748 0.4932671777 104% => OK
syllable_count: 776.7 704.065955056 110% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 13.0 6.24550561798 208% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 10.0 4.99550561798 200% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 5.0 1.77640449438 281% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 26.0 20.2370786517 128% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 23.0359550562 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 36.0888122119 60.3974514979 60% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 96.9230769231 118.986275619 81% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.5769230769 23.4991977007 75% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.11538461538 5.21951772744 155% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 10.2758426966 156% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.274106486066 0.243740707755 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0842388539787 0.0831039109588 101% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0876245717139 0.0758088955206 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.171490068763 0.150359130593 114% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0691499454138 0.0667264976115 104% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.3 14.1392134831 94% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 45.76 48.8420337079 94% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.1743820225 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.38 12.1639044944 118% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.08 8.38706741573 108% => OK
difficult_words: 133.0 100.480337079 132% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 11.8971910112 67% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.2143820225 78% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 75.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.5 Out of 6
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