Surpassing the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, many have reflected on the life and legacy of the former president. Kennedy was shot and killed on November 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. The night Kennedy was assassinated, Kennedy planned to give a speech in Texas. The last lines of the speech JFK would've given the night of his assassination included the following: "Neither the fanatics nor the faint-hearted are needed. And our duty as a Party is not to our Party alone, but to the nation, and, indeed, to all mankind.
I would like to begin, sirs, by announcing; I am not the first with these thoughts. Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine – only a few of the men that share the same notion. It is true; I do not hold the reputation of these men. Nonetheless, I have been involved in American Politics for the past decade . We have passed the simple point of peace.
My Fellow Colonists, The Patriots are persistently fighting against the British for freedom from its clutches. In 1774, the First Continental Congress met to discuss some complaints about the British rule over the colonies. However many Americans felt that nobody listened to their concerns which made them unhappier and a year later, the fight against Britain broke out in Lexington and Concord(1). While we have many people helping us defeat the British, we still need more people to help us win this fight for our freedom and the people we need to help us the most is all of you. If all of you do not help us fight, the state of our colonies will be worse and we will be under the British rule permanently.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy” (King, Jr.). Martin Luther King Jr. exceeded this “measure of a man” during his civil rights acts as a strong soldier in a very volatile time. During this time of “challenge and controversy” King made himself heard in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. In some of his civil rights acts that occurred in Birmingham, resulted in him ending up in jail. During his time in jail, he wrote his also famous “Letter From Birmingham Jail.”
I agree with your post Brian. Foss delivered his speech confidently with facts you can't ignore. Usually when someone commits a crime it's easy to label them as "a delinquent" or a bad person in general. What people tend to overlook however, is the reasoning behind those actions. I really appreciate that Foss as a prosecutor, is someone who is adamant about changing lives for individuals before they suffer to the hands of a system that needs help itself.
For my Written Task 1, I chose to write a speech from the perspective of Romaine Patterson, who started Angel Action. Romaine Patterson founded Angel Action in 1999 in order to fight back against Westboro Baptist Church when members picketed with hate-filled signs during the funeral of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old who was beaten to death in Wyoming for being gay. During class, we discussed hate crimes predominately focusing on The Laramie Project involving the Matthew Shepard case. We also discussed other cases involving hate crimes such as the Brandon Teena case. In the speech, I talk about how Romaine Patterson feels about these hate crimes and the reasons she created Angel Action.
Mathematics is a necessary skill that we have to possess in our daily lives. Including statistical knowledge, mathematics can not only help us solve simple calculations, but also changes conversations and encourage the disruptive innovation in the 21st century. In this essay, a speech, performed by Talithia Williams in the main building of UTSA, which is aimed to use big data to change the world, will be discussed.
To conclude, Elie Wiesel’s purpose is still relevant to present times and has been an enlightenment for many who felt moved by his speech. His skill of using his personal experience to build a new revolution of an empathetic human race helped his audience obtain a new perspective on the indifferences the human race has enacted. Today, society can see more and more of the injustices of the past, and although some people do take action in minimizing indifferent actions, there is still many occasions where society has failed to go accordingly with solutions like the one Elie Wiesel so passionately delivered an entire speech to.
America’s Founders believed that liberty was important and must be supported. Finding a balance between individual rights and a strong union was important because it determined their productivity as one. The Founding Fathers consisted of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. . James Wilson felt as if law,liberty and nature belonged together and without one it would disrupt everything. The Founding Principle is that “all men are created equal” and the following rights cannot be taken away from them “Life,Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Schools have always had issues of racism, prejudice, and students that lack the necessary education to assist them in a healthy future. If a new concept of school policy was introduced that could end all of that, would you consider it? In Dennis Prager’s speech regarding his unique, yet exceptional principles, would provide nothing but positive growth within his students. People should agree with Prager’s principles because they would encourage unification, teach young men and women skills valuable in life, and would allow students to focus solely on an education that bring nothing but an admirable future. First off, in Prager’s speech he mentions that “this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.”.
Smolla writes about the First Amendment in his essay, "Speech Overview". He discusses what freedom of speech is, why Americans hold the First Amendment in such high regard, and how it can be conflicting to many American's "social instincts". The main idea that Smolla is arguing is that Americans embrace freedom of speech and individuality, even though it may cause conflict. He recognizes that some limitations must exist, but the freedom to express our thoughts is the American way. Smolla points out that many controversial items are approved due to the first amendment, even though they conflict with patriotism.
Yesterday, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked us on our own soil. They violently assaulted the naval base, Pearl Harbor, bombing it, resulting in the destruction of multiple naval ships, and hundreds upon thousands of deaths and casualties. This defiance against peace will not go unattended, one way or another this will result in war, if it wasn’t already so. Fellow Americans, rise up and rebel against this, and all future opposition than would even dare think of offending our great nation.
I believe the audience was in shock with that excpert from Wiesel's speech. That was probably the first time the audience had heard that a thousand Jews were on American shores and were turned back into Nazi hands. I believe that the government conceals innumerable incidents from us, the people of the United States. The quote from Wiesel was impactful to the speech. It made the audience think about what else the government hides from
Our constitution is the most important document protecting civil rights. Our founding fathers ensured that the ideals of freedom of the people having inalienable civil rights in the United States of America. We are a country that prizes integrity. A strong sense of national integrity that is designed to ensure our government is peopled by those that honor ethical and moral standards through the voting process.