Scalia has changed and strengthened the views of others by using his voice. Scalia believes in originalism. This is the idea of interpreting the constitution the way it was meant by the people who ratified it over 200 years ago. This is the idea that the constitution should be durable. This durability should not be seen as flexibility considering that would be changing the intent for the nation they created.
Media has gravitated toward the center of our culture over the years. Mr. Neil Postman writes in his book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, about his observation of the various forms of media throughout this nation’s history. Furthermore, Postman discusses has the media is shaping and influencing our culture. He writes about the idea that media has caused the world to lose focus of true information and inspiration. Postman’s thesis revolves around how the core values of media, such as news, have changed over the course of history.
I believe that including the book “Lies My Teacher Told Me” to the course was an excellent idea as it has drastically changed our viewpoint. It started off with the “American hero’s” story, which happened to be falsely stated and interpreted. It turned out that Christopher Columbus was not the first; rather it was the non-Natives who found the land before that. It is a complete mystery as to
The United States flag is an emblem. An emblem with many facets that mean starkly different things depending on the perspective, some not so pleasant. In the beginning with the best of intentions at heart this nation was founded and our flag stood for liberty, freedom, and justice for all. As the years have passed the meaning has shifted and molded to fit the ever changing ideology of those who call the United States home. ????
The freedom of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, written in the American Constitution have given many ethnic groups the opportunity to migrate to America. Notoriously been known as the “melting pot,” America has always had problems mixing the races. However, I argue, within the last seventy-five years, with the way media has negatively reported the news, relations among some races have been breached. This thesis seeks to analyze the motives behind media outlets, the way people interpret the information reported and how news have negatively impacted certain ethnic groups. The hypothesis will be supported by data collected through an informational method of research collected from Winthrop University student surveys, an in-depth analysis
Also he dominates oral arguments on the court with active and sometimes his questionings regarding the case (Liptak). He says that he prefers a Constitution that is dead instead of a constitution that is alive and that evolves over the time. In one of his speeches he said that, “The Constitution is not an organism. It’s a legal text…It means today what it meant when it was adopted” (Stohr). Probably he said this because now days many people wants to change the constitution and adapt new rules and amendments, and since he is very conservative he wants to keep the constitution like it was when it was
People believed and were taught that The Bill Of Rights came from the desire to protect the liberties won in the American Revolution. Evidence shows that that’s not really the case, there was some desire to protect the rights but mainly it was because of the American fear of a new government. There were a lot
If the framers were drafting the document today, each article and amendment would need to be much lengthier in order to specify what is constitutional and what is not. Marshall said he, “…plan[s] to celebrate the bicentennial of the Constitution as a living document” and that “The true miracle was not the birth of the Constitution, but it’s life” (Marshall). In this sense, Marshall points out that the original Constitution was indeed sensationalized by people over the years. The ideas in it were really nothing new, but rather just indefinite declarations. Because of its vagueness, it will continue to adapt with the times.
Immigrants, on the other hand, have experienced the lack of rights, and therefore value American freedoms greater. Our forefathers fought long ago for the freedoms that we have, while in other countries, their forefathers have just begun to fight. Citizens born in this country may value the freedoms that we once fought for on a traditional level, however, immigrants value these freedoms on a day-to-day basis, because of the loss, or lack, of rights they have experienced that American-born citizens have not. On July 4th, 1776, our forefathers declared independence from Britain, and the ongoing abuse that scarred the nation had ended. Annually, Americans celebrate
Throughout the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the affairs of Tom with Myrtle, and Daisy with Gatsby show that one must think before they act. Based on the novel The Great Gatsby, we see that some people in the 1920’s did what was convenient for themselves, whether it was the right thing or the wrong thing to do. People within the novel never thought about the consequences of their careless actions. We have all heard the phrase, “Think, before you act!” This statement would have gone a long way to the characters within the novel if they followed it. Instead of thinking before making certain decisions, the characters in The Great Gatsby would fall prey to horrible consequences due to their hasty decisions.
Some people will say that equality isn’t achievable because they will have their own opinions that discriminate others. However, America has already come such a long way from where it started. We can still continue to make America better. Even though there are still reasons to worry about why equality cannot be achievable, our very past and the Constitution can help prove that wrong. America has changed and fixed many problems over the years involving discrimination and segregation.