Seeing my own family member put their life in danger to save millions of others does not add up to someone kneeling on the sideline during the National Anthem. The flag represents freedom and justice and those who are being oppressed feel as though these certain rights are being taken away and that is why it is okay for someone to kneel during the National Anthem. While many people believe that kneeling during the National Anthem is wrong and is disrespectful to the country’s ideals, what many Americans do not realize is that if they look past their beliefs and try
Rev Rod Cannon makes a plea to God of thanksgiving and blessing for certain people in our nation. Rev Cannon starts out his prayer by thanking God for the government. Although the government is not where we want it to be today, we she be thankful for it. Without the government, America would be a completely lost nation. We would lose the principle, attributes, and foundations in which our founding fathers established.
The American’s or colonists’ way of achieving their independence actually in my opinion would not be consider a smart idea in a perfect world but since it is not a perfect world. Their decision was great. Of course, casualties are an issue due to the war or either diseases, but those soldiers and battles made America what it is today. The colonists may have not accomplished their goal in a way they would want to but it accomplished the goals it should and achieved even more goals. Peace treaties were signed between nations and America got its independence.
Religion not being practiced could also be contemplated as favorable or unfavorable. If Lung’s sons did not break tradition then it would have been the next generation or the one after. Change is inevitable and a new view can not be avoided. Entire nations learn to grow and develop new customs, exactly like the Wang 's do in the novel in order to strengthen their family. As Winston
Finally a third reason is due to the fact that people are simply not educated. Voting will change our lives, if we just speak up everything will be just the way we want it. We need to take advantage of our freedom and not let only a part of the state control our wants and needs. It is important to vote because that will be the only way our voice could be heard and it will then satisfy our needs and wants. The
The authors of this article show that the ERA will not directly affect the people but that it would indirectly effect the people. They really do not have a set stance on whether we truly need this amendment today or not. I on the other hand fully believe that we need the ERA in the Constitution. The ERA is a great foundation of economic equality and without that foundation, women will never be equal. Alice Paul, a women’s right activist, once quoted, “When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.” Phyllis Schlafly started the campaign of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923 and I am beyond certain that the ERA activists today will not stop until it is ratified and accepted into the constitution.
It is something in the past and Americans should be proud of how far they have come. Learning only good side of history does not educate the young ones and lead them to be patriotic, rather, understanding the hardships of the lost ones and learning the struggle people had to go through in order to get to where they are now is going to work wonders in helping youngsters choose the right path. It is inexcusable to hold back information for financial gain. Alteration to the events of the past and learning about them later will only infuriate the readers and believers. Term like “Gilded Age” was completely new to me, as I had no idea about what had actually transpired during that time period.
In the United States of America, the citizens are told they have protected freedoms. In many ways this is a very true factor, but the more time goes on it would seem the less serious the government takes these freedoms. If these freedoms are not respected as they should be there may be various problems arise from this. It is believed that Religious freedoms should be more protected, because of the founding fathers’ views, the first amendment, and the rights of citizens in the United States. The founding fathers play a big role in modern day America, because if they wouldn’t have broken away from Great Britain people would not have religious freedoms or many other freedoms.
Americans no longer believe that they have freedom. Therefore, there is a negative connotation the goes along with it. People risk their lives everyday to ensure freedom for every citizen in the United States, yet they still complain. The authors within this essay summarize the idea of freedom, “When we face decisions involving alternatives we see as negatives, we feel so little freedom that we twist and turn searching for another choice with some positive characteristics” (Jellison and Harvey 49). Freedom allows for opportunity, happiness, security, and to have an opinion.
Voting puts change into effect. Although the people in one town may want change and don’t get it compared to other towns, getting everything they want, it is this way mainly because of voting. “Voting is our chance to make a difference in our lives and within the world.” Voting is even considered “a way of honoring our history.” How, you might ask, there was many people who opposed voting, they didn’t want us to vote at all. Others stood up for the right to vote, they are known as, “Freedom Fighters.” These “Freedom Fighters,” “stood up for the right to vote.” Now that those days are over, now we must “stand up and vote to preserve the honor of those who went before us.”