This conservative cartoon by Eric Allie is titled, "Big Gulp Freedom". In the cartoon, a man holding a big soda cup is attached to puppet strings which are controlled by a man whose buttons say on them, "Big Gov". The word freedom is written, as if the man were saying it. The message that the cartoon portrays is that although we may feel that we're free and independent, our lives are controlled by the puppet strings of big government. This is clearly referring to the regulations that the Democratic Party is always trying to put on everyone and everything. We've talked in class about regulation, and differences in ideology. That's exactly what the cartoon refers to. The Democrats want to have centralized control on everything, from healthcare to how we drink soft drinks. Are we really free under these conditions? Not at all. We're just the puppets controlled by the strings of Big Government.