In a recent study, 61% of Puerto Rican voters were in favor of being recognized as an independent nation. Even though they are legal United State citizens, they have absolutely no voting rights, no federal medicare/medicaid rights, and no federal tax return rights. For this reason it is not right for Puerto Ricans to be looked at as imperfect citizens. In addition Puerto Rico has a member in Congress, and has completely no voting rights but is only there to express opinions. As of now the United States can deny access to Puerto Rico from any national law they choose because they are not a state.
Patricia Guerrero December 27, 2015 Pd.4 #215 Is America a free country? This topic seems very sensitive in the sense if you answered no; you’re kind of betraying the country, but in reality has anything been truly free. Being free is defined as not being under the control or power of another; to act on ones wishes. This seems nearly impossible since there will always be restrictions and rules, along with corruption. These traits have always been a part of America, in both political life and in daily life.
The public does not need a military level weapon for protection. Also, other countries took legal action by banning assault weapons due to tragic events. While this debate has caused major controversies, the federal government has not taken any legal act, so states started to take on their own actions. States such as New York and Connecticut
“Sovereign citizens believe they are self-governing and not under the authority of any government. They also believe they are subject only to common law or constitutional law and are not bound to obey statutory law.” (Police Chief) Sovereign Citizens do not pay taxes, collect social security or pay traffic tickets. their preferred method of terrorism is paper terrorism, but there have been cases of violence mostly involving police officers. According to a survey in 2014 85% of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies agreed that Sovereigns were the biggest threat to America (RT International)
(Saxonberg 331) According to, Mc EachErn, North Korea uses particularly cruel repression as a check on ideological decline to keep its hold on power, but it has not shifted to a simple, personalistic rule where repression is the cornerstone of regime
Other citizens are only able to access the intranet where all the information has been filtered by the government as part of their propaganda. The citizens have no choice, but to accept that whatever information provided to them is true. Over the time, they are disconnected from the rest of the world and unable to know what is really happening. Not only the internet is controlled, the citizens are also not allowed to make any overseas phone calls (Baek, 2012). If they are caught doing so, they will be severely punished.
Although there was no slavery in the North, “How Free Were Free Blacks in the North”. Though blacks were free in the North they were extremely restricted in many aspects of life. Blacks in the North had no sense of political,economic,or social freedom. Political freedom could be described as being able have a voice in the government. Everyone should have some type of way they are involved in the government because the government governs everything you do while you live in America.
For instance, “In 2012 the Cuban government prevented the country’s citizens from leaving or returning to Cuba without first obtaining official permission, which was often denied to those who had criticized the government” (“Cuba” n.p). The government might restrict the citizens from leaving to create a blockage from the outside world. This was the case in 1984, since, “…the average citizen of Oceania never sets eyes on a citizen of either Eurasia or Eastasia, and he is forbidden the knowledge of foreign languages” (Orwell 181). The government does this so the citizens do not have any access to information on other countries, since that will lead to them questioning their own lives, which will lead to thoughts of
That is why government need to provide public goods. For example, everyone wants to be protected and live in security, but no one wants to pay the defense budget spontaneously. If government fail to provide national defense for its citizens, the country would be vulnerable under invasion threat. Therefore, government has to intervene to provide public goods and correct this market
There are hundreds of Social Media websites in the internet that can cause harm mentally to people. Some teens have no clue about how dangerous social media could be. If you use social media in excess it can be very dangerous for teens. There 's three main topics that stood out to me in my research. First, Cyber bullying, people that bully others in social media and hide behind a screen.
The people found ways to have alcohol even in public view of law enforcement like hollow walking canes, hidden rooms in their houses, and false floors in their vehicles to transport it. Some of the problem was that states and federal authorities wouldn 't commit the resources necessary to enforce the Act. For example, the state of Maryland refused to pass any enforcement issue (The Volstead Act, 2015). The Prohibition agents mostly worried about crossing state lines with the alcohol, possibly because it was easiest to patrol. Making the alcohol illegally was called moon-shining because the hard alcohol that was made was called
“The NSA is not listening to Americans ' phone calls or monitoring their emails” (Does the Government). As the government states they are permitted to collect any Americans communications The Fourth Amendment protects your privacy, for instance the police cannot search personal properties. Due to the definition of "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers,” it makes people feel secure (Legal Information). In addition, it prevents all irrelevant searches that are not useful.
Why is America Exceptional? In 2001, my mother was able to acquire a visa to live in the United States of America, my mother wanted to chase her American dream. She knew that where she used to live, the opportunities were not there for her. My mother saw the greatness in the US that most of us see. The US is arguably the best country in the world, and most people who live here would agree.
Because I come from a place of privilege, the most important and influential rights in life I often taken for granted. I’ve been so lucky as to be born automatically gifted with so many rights and protections that many parts of the world do not offer. One of these freedoms that is most important to me is the First Amendment, which entails freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition. Freedom of religion, the first right listed in the First Amendment, is incredibly important to me. I am not religious myself, and I appreciate that my government does not force me to practice any particular religion.