Washington’s argues for religion in American society from a principled and a pragmatic context. Washington claims religion is a prerequisite for patriotism. Without religion, oaths sworn on the Bible would bear no weight. In essence, religion and the potential for an afterlife motivate the government (or the people who comprise it) and the governed to act in the best interest of the nation, rather than the individual. Ultimately, Washington’s Farewell invokes religion as the sole basis of morality, the foundation upon which American governance must lie in order to survive.
I am a pacifist; I am not completely against war and violence, it is a means to self preservation of the person and the state. War can be used to fight against legitimate threats such as thieves, invading countries, and terrorists. Compulsory service in the military is a breach of my civil liberties and personal philosophy. That is a direct threat to freedom. I would be for a draft (such as in World War Two, as a means of self preservation) as a legitimate government activity to protect the country.
Going Against The Government Ronald Reagan once said, “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” This quote says that the government is put in place to protect it’s people not to interfere and run their lives. With this quote Reagan is stating that the government does not have the right to take control of our lives. Many people often contemplate whether it is appropriate to go against the government or not. One should be able to voice their opinions and not be afraid. Therefore, it is appropriate to go against the government.
American flags should not be destroyed for absolutely anything! A protest or just a dislike towards the flag does not give someone the right to harm a flag in any way, shape or form. This shows that you do not respect the flag, the soldiers that fought for it or this country. As the author of The American Flag Stands for Tolerance states, the flag is a symbol for this country, it is an icon. The American flag stands for all of the people that fought in the wars and battles to protect us.
The reason why Thoreau wrote this section of the Civil Disobedience is because Thoreau believes that a person must stand on what they think is right. Example is when Thoreau states that the only obligation that he has is to do at any time what he thinks is right also saying that he thinks that a person must be a man first then become a subject. But the most important thing that Thoreau did to support his ideas was to protest the Mexican American war by not paying his taxes. He did what he thought was right he stood by his word. His protest didn't stop the war but it had more of a symbolistic impact.
Firstly, I agree that the US should not offer military aid to countries which do not qualify for it. However, depending on what is in the best interest of the US, I understand why exceptions to this regulation are made. In order to take care of our own citizens and allies, we need to protect our own interests first.
Hugo Black was a part of the majority opinion and said lock up Korematsu. Hugo Black said to lock up Korematsu because the US was at war with Japan and he did not want to take a chance of terrorist attacks. Another reason to lock up Korematsu stated by Hugo Black was it was recommended by the US military to keep the US safe. The Concurring Opinion is when a justice agrees with the Majority Opinion but for a different reason. Felix Frankfurter’s opinion was to lock Korematsu up and his opinion was concurring because there was nothing in the Constitution that said you could not lock up Japanese
The national anthem is a time for patriotism, not politics. Pro athletes have gone to far because they should respect people who fight for their freedom, they could’ve taken a different course of action, and it’s a time for patriotism, not politics. They should respect those who fight for their freedom. For example “By protesting the national anthem, they are protesting America.” and “Muhammad Ali took a stand against the Vietnam War.”. Protesting America is disrespectful to people who fight
In his article, James Robbins talks about how Obama’s opinion which is America should not have religion test to allow refugee to enter in United States. Obama said that American shouldn’t push back Muslim refugee and accept Christian’s refugee, he thinks that’s shameful. I totally agree with what Obama said, America don’t compare religion. I thought the United States of America had a first amendment which is freedom of religion. The government should never trump one religion over another.
It also means you wouldn 't just strike out and yell " I QUIT!!!!!!!!" at the top of your lungs. You would just walk off the grass and keep it to yourself because you don 't want to reveal your over-dramatic character. This is why revealing your character is important to American culture