Reed, he defines his own personal interpretation of what is and what is not a true patriot. To Reed an American is someone who is encouraged by the ideals in the Declaration of Independence such as “All men are created equal.” I agree with Reed because my interpretation of an American is someone who follows the rights that our forefathers left us. For example people who know their rights are true Americans because they know that the Government cannot take their rights away from them an example is when someone goes to court they don't have to tell the judge anything if they don't feel like it because the judge cannot make them speak or take their rights. But some people may think different on what an American is and don't know what it really means to be an
All they wanted was equality. It has also been pointed out that these athletes are using their rights that were fought for. A letter signed by 35 US veterans stated, "Far from disrespecting our troops, there is no finer form of appreciation for our sacrifice than for Americans to enthusiastically exercise their freedom of speech” (A letter from Medium.com). This demonstrates the complex idea of patriotism, where actions such as standing for the flag in order to show respect, can be changed in protests if their justifications are legitimate. Patriotism allows change as long as it is for the benefit of their country and citizens; therefore, the concept of patriotism should accept peaceful protests with the intention to fix injustices.
Wakanda has the tools to liberate them all…Didn’t life start right here on this continent” (Black Panther, 2018). In this scene, Killmonger was pushing blame onto the Wacandan leaders for not helping people who look like them. This is the polar opposite to what Bigger believes in. They both believe is starting a revolution of some sort, but their stance on the individuals they want to help is very different. Bigger believes that the oppressed are very different and would only act when forced to and Killmonger believes that they are all the same people, however the oppressed lack the resources to free themselves.
Eric’s statement is entirely true, which means that those who disagree with a protest have the right to speak out as well. Freedom of speech and protest works both ways which means I, and many other Americans, have the right to disagree with the protesters (Reid). The football protesters are not wrong by protesting injustice, however, their form of protest does the opposite of bringing awareness and merely divides the people they desire to bring together. We should stand together as Americans who want to stop injustice
Opinion: I believe with the ruling. I am on the same page with Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. I agree 100% with his writing for the court, which stated that family-owned companies like Hobby Lobby should not be enforced to recompense for insurance coverage for contraception for workers over their religious oppositions. I believe that this ruling is accurate because it means that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 is efficient and does what it says that it does. With a lot of things going on in the land and not very many laws being enforced , it was good to see that this one was applied correctly to the case.
Maya Angelou once said, “ Freedom is never free.” Freedom is meant for everyone, not just certain people; everyone deserves to be free. Patrick Henry’s “ Speech to the Virginia Convention” and John F. Kennedy’s “ Inaugural Address” are both speeches about freedom, equality, and achievement and success. Both were written in different time periods, but they were trying to make the same points. While some differences between Patrick Henry and John F. Kennedy are reasonable, the similarities in their beliefs are significant. Patrick Henry and John F. Kennedy were similar when discussing the value of freedom.
This terrorism is usually associated with Muslim groups. As a safety precaution the United States has decided that no Muslims are allowed access into our country. They think that it is a good idea to decrease the possibility of a terrorist attack by just not allowing any Muslims into our country. This could end up ruffling some feathers though, because some might think that this is unfair to them due to excerpt two of the Declaration of Independence. This excerpt states,” We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The first amendment is as American as baseball. Although it is such a big part of American culture, the first amendment is something most of us take for granted. Without it we wouldn 't be able to do things like complain about the government, protest things like civil rights, or be able to practice our religions. During the constitutional convention the representatives wanted to make sure that the government couldn 't get too strong and take over everything. The Bill of Rights promises the people certain rights that the government can 't take away, no matter how powerful it may or may not
Abraham Lincoln made his speech persuasive by using a lot of figurative language like repetition, and by using a lot of pathos styled techniques. One of the ways he made his speech persuasive to people is by using repetition. “We CANNOT” is the main one example that president Abraham Lincoln used. He used this quote to really emphasize the thing we cannot do to make this country great and to make sure all people, no matter the color nor the race, shall always be free. He uses examples like “We cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow this ground.” He uses these choice of words to get out to people that these men in the war of Gettysburg should not have died for no reason.
In President Truman’s 1947 address before a joint session of congress, he proclaimed that the United States would support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. The Truman Doctrine demonstrated the U.S. intention to counter any further expansion with military force. This was the hard power element of containment. Then the Ottawa treaty or the land mine treaty that came in during the bush administration because the Clinton administration had not signed it. When George W Bush came into power he revoked the signing of that ban.