In the novelette, "Anthem" by Ayn Rand and "The Declaration of Independence. " They both have similarities and differences on "Equality" as used in Anthem and The Declaration of Independence. In The Declaration of Independence there is one quote that's quite famous in today"s society "All men are created equal", this message is still being used in today's society and in the society of the novel Anthem. But in Anthem equality is used differently, equality is taken more seriously.
The Pledge of Allegiance was created in 1892 and as seen been the way how most public areas start their day. Now when doing the pledge it is respectful and expected for you to stand in honor of the veterans that have lost their lives for our freedom but some people don’t because of religious beliefs or other factors that are covered by the 1st amendment. In these two articles they show the pros and cons of standing during the pledge and what others think. In the first article, the pro side it states, ”Last year, my final year as a high school teacher before retiring, I had two students who decided to take a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance. I wondered why and framed the question in a way they might not have expected.
”People should stand for the national anthem for everything because its disrespectful to our veterans, people in the army, and police force; also it’s Americas thing to stand during the National Anthem to show that they are proud. Why do football players kneel during the National Anthem is the question all of America is trying to answer. The football players say they are
The National Anthem is something many Americans hold dear to their hearts. When football players started to kneel instead of stand with the others as a protest, Americans started to become angry. Football players should stand for the national anthem for the soldiers, to help unify America, and to find another way to protest. First of all, football players should stand for our soldiers. Our soldiers have fought for our country and they fight for our flag.
Are you not allowed to emphasise any part of the Anthem and sing the anthem how it is? Are you allowed to do what you want? Ever since the infamous kneel by San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick during the first preseason game of the 2016-2017 season these questions have been going through a lot of American’s head of how should you treat the National Anthem. In the Newsela article “Sports events have a way of sparking
Athletes and other individuals should be able to kneel for the national anthem to bring attention to the social injustice that exists in our country today. There is a clear problem that exists in many parts of the United States of America, and many are uncomfortable talking about it. African Americans and other minorities have been unfairly targeted and discriminated against throughout this country’s history, and this difficulty can still be found in the present. One way athletes and others have been protesting police brutality that has erupted a nationwide controversy is kneeling while the national anthem is being played. Kneeling during the national anthem is a peaceful form of protest that is effective as it brings attention to the problem.
The United States is known for being a respectful and prideful country in the world. In the Pledge of Allegiance, it truly marks what it means to be independent. On July 4th, every year we recognize the Declaration of Independence that was signed in the year of 1776 for the ability to be ourselves. However, in the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand, she recognizes the importance of equality, meaning that every person is forced to act the same way and no one is above or below another person. They use the motto “we are one in all and all in one.
The National Anthem goes on every single time before a game begins. Each time it is being sung everyone usually stands up to show respect for America. While, news said that a few athletic players that have been sitting down, while the National Anthem goes on. This keeps happening more and more slowly because those athletics don’t believe that America lives up to that potential in the song as it once represented. As well as the incidents that happened with the police of excessive force being used against people unassertively.
Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San-Francisco 49ers, chose not to stand for the National Anthem at a recent National Football League game. Instead, he decided to express his unhappiness with the way African Americans are being treated by police, by kneeling to the ground. This was his form of protest and attempt to convey his message about how he felt. Kaepernick does have the right to not stand for the National Anthem, however, it is disrespectful. People fight for our freedom, so why disrespect those men and women and an NFL game was not the right time or place to hold his protest.
“The Pledge Of Allegiance was written in 1892 by Francis Ballamy, an author, Baptist minister, and socialist. He was assigned to come up with something patriotic that school children could recite”. - Simon Brown. Since the existence or creation of The Pledge Of Allegiance, there have been many debates and controversy surrounding it. A lot of people oppose to the daily recital of The Pledge, while other’s are supporting and in favor of The Pledge being recited daily in school’s.
Holly Pryle Emily Chappell English 121 22 March 2018 Kneeling for the Anthem Every American child is raised with the knowledge that they were born in a country that by law gives them freedom of self-expression and the right to protest. However, this right does not mean that people must agree with you and in many cases, groups wind up at odds over differing opinions. Over the past few years America has seen many examples of this, most notably football players protesting injustice by kneeling during the anthem.
The argument of the pros was most convincing effulgent facts stated (Paul, et al., 2017).Colin Kaepernick chooses to do what he felt was the ethical thing to do. Even though he is being criticized for his actions, they have caused no bloodshed, no innocent killing, and no racial slurs. According to Jabrill Peppers, “there are a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now, we decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected”, (Pros Cons. org 2017). Consequently, after evaluating the situation, either Kaepernick will stand for what he believes and feel is right which is the United States is not living up to its idea of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.
People who oppose this way to protest tend to say you have no rights to kneel during the anthem. They also say that kneeling during the anthem is not showing any pride for the America. Someone even went as far as saying ‘They are spitting on the graves of everyone killed on 911. That may not be their intention but that is reality. (Expletive) you and (expletive) them.
Kneeling during the national anthem is a form of peacefully protesting instead of choosing to stay silent and not have a voice. Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick who is currently a free agent brought the attention to “kneeling during the national anthem” when he decided to take a knee during a preseason game. Him kneeling brought an uproar of people who believed he was being “disrespectful” and “unpatriotic”, others believed he was being “brave” and a “hero”. Kaepernick had a reason for doing so, he was standing up for social justice and police brutality again African Americans. Significance of The Flag
The flag protest generates conversation and awareness about topic. "In a situation like that, people are seeing it. We can report it”(“If there’s protest, NBC…”). This shows that if NFL players are doing controversial things that news outlets will report it.