As stated prior, during the time of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, President Barack Obama was also fighting to make more strict gun control in America. President Obama wanted it to be more difficult to possess such lethal weapons, in hopes that it would lower the risk of crimes such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Because of these two events happening at the same time, many people believed that the Sandy Hook shooting was an inside job. People believed that President Obama set up the shooting in order to demonstrate why we needed more strict gun control. Society believed that the Sandy Hook shooting gave Obama evidence as to why we needed gun control.
In his first main point he argues that varying family dynamics are the cause for the rising differences in the family. He uses pathos to his advantage and uses the family dynamics of the Clinton Brothers to give the audience an example of sibling differences and inequality. Furthermore, He continues to discuss how the differences in socioeconomic status of the family effects how successful one particular sibling will than the rest of his/her siblings. In addition Conley says that the higher the socioeconomic status of the family, the better chances a sibling has to become successful. He uses Logos during this section and presents the readers with research and statistics to back up his argument.
Although there should be policies in place to ensure equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, affirmative action gives an unfair advantage to students of color, and does not solve the institutional disadvantages that minorities have. Affirmative action is a messy, brute force method of trying to close the enrollment gap. Although on paper it may seem like a good idea to require colleges to admit a certain number of students of color, it actually gives an unfair advantage to minorities. A white student and a student of color with identical grades, test scores, and resumes do not have an equal chance of getting into the same college because one student belongs to a minority. Affirmative action causes the same problem it attempts to solve in reverse.
This power and freedom have caused other people to lose their freedom. With the prevalence of mass shootings in our free country, we need to enact tough, strict laws on guns to prevent any of this from happening again. The occurrence of these mass shootings relates on how fast it takes to possess a firearm. Stricter laws may increase the amount of time it takes to buy a gun. Although, 2nd Amendment activists believe that gun control is unconstitutional, thus delaying Congress to enact any laws.
He argued that Christians will be disturbing the peace and those who do are rebelling and are disobedient. If you become disobedient to the king, you are also disobeying God. Boucher argues that if God wanted them to have independence they would have had it, and they should be grateful and thankful with our without it. He says “Obedience to government is every man’s duty because it is ever man’s interest; but it is particularly incumbent on Christians, it is enjoined by the positive commands of God.” (#32; pg. 101) Boucher had many unpersuasive arguments.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.
Despite racial and gender discrimination being the most common forms of discrimination, discrimination against religion and denominations and type of schooling also exist and are equally damaging. In addition, the causes of discrimination also vary. While some causes are immoral, others are bred from acts to avoid the anger of being discriminatory. Therefore, college admission discrimination is not what it seems. People must take care to not breed discriminatory actions by blindly fighting against it.
Hill states, “He may have hoped that the violence and oppression was coming from mavericks and renegades, whom the government would eventually bring under control...Grande had been cut down along with two innocent people by the military police” (Hill 168-9). His theology transformed and he became a strong supporter of the social gospel and to change his domain, similar to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hill describes Romero’s God as: “He saw the dominion of God, not as some ideal world in the sky, but as God’s loving and saving rule within human society, a kingdom where all classes of people live in harmony and peace” (Hill 174). No longer did his God solely side with the rich, but the wealthy and the poor live together peacefully and in balance with nature. God lived with the men and women on earth, and thus hurting each other hurt him. Romero’s liberation theology meant that God is among the poor and outcast and nonviolent.
Civilian firearms are for recreational activities such as hunting or shooting sports and self-defense (Cicconet, “Semi-automatic weapons unnecessary, unsafe in civilian hands”). The question on what to do about America’s gun control becomes the limelight of the stage every time national tragedy involving gun violence happens. According to Fred A. Roff Jr., president of the Colt Patent Fire Arms Co., he said, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” (E8). This is irrelevant in many ways. Many gun advocates question how banning the use of guns for the civilians in U.S. would help protect the civilians when there are so many other forms of weapons that can replace guns (Adcock, “Harvard study reveals gun control counterproductive).
Another weakness was that segregation was also viewed as progressive, and even needed, for safety by some reformers. Finally, many of the main Protestant churches were actually supporting the social and political establishments that the reformers were speaking out against, so they had difficulty making the connection between issues such as child labor and the robber barons’ domination with their own church congregations. Thus, these churches did not do anything to address the suffering of the poor around them. The Progressive era consisted of several different reform movements. Some were very successful, while some were not.
Many people began to convert from the Catholic way of life to a religion called Protestantism, which is still a form of Christianity, just not the same as Catholicism. Protestantism was founded by Martin Luther (the father of the Protestant reformation). He posted his ninety-five these on the door of the castle church, provoking debate among the church members. He was not trying to depart from the church when he did this, but merely "reform" or modify it. The pope was not pleased with Luther because he viewed Luther 's action as rebellious, and the pope could also have lost his job if the whole city converted to Protestantism.