356), this proves that our priorities are focused elsewhere and not on our language and culture. This compares to the previous article because without proper funding we are lacking the ability to learn, therefore having to teach ourselves; which leads to improper learning. In “Do You Speak American” Macneil says, “ You do have to be bilingual in this country, which means you can be very adept at slang”(MacNeil Pg.311), this goes against the first two articles because it is basically saying that you have to do be very fluent in slang but if we were educated in proper English then we would not know
Some might agree with the belief that to live in the United States of America, that person should speak English, not just broken English, fluent English. Even though America has no official language, English is the most commonly spoken language in the US. Some consider it fairly important that if one is to live in America, then they must speak English but is this actually realistic? To make immigrants come into this “melting pot” country and demand they learn a new language seems a little demanding. While it does cost more money to finance things in English and other languages, the benefits for the non-English speakers outweighs the cost.
Bill Cosby believes that it is crucial to learn the proper English language. He does not believe that African-Americans have fought this hard to get an education, for the younger generation to not take full advantage of leaning to speak English properly. I do not agree with Cosby because I do not believe that there is anything wrong with younger people communicating in African American Vernacular English. Although this is true, I can argue that Cosby is correct to a certain extent, because African Americans have fought to be educated while it seems that youngsters give up much easier on learning. I do not think that Smitherman would agree with Bill Cosby.
My view on immigration is that we should let asylum seekers in, but also we should reallocate money to help those struggling in our own country. We would keep the fence that we have now, to make the people who feel insecure about having an open border feel better. We would limit the amount of people coming in; however, that does not mean that it would be a permanent cap. Considering past laws that banned certain groups of people like the Chinese Exclusions Acts from 1882, 1888, and 1892, people had started to bring anti-American sentiment. If you also look at the arguments against the options of restricting immigration, it talks about how refusing to let asylum seekers in “will fuel anti-American sentiment throughout the world”.
However, I decided to shorten this to about two sentences and place it in the introduction. I believe that condensing this mini-claim is vital because it would have otherwise distracted the reader since a majority of this paragraph was not related to the violence of the Mexican Cartel. Additionally, I have improved the global structure by adding a paragraph that contrasts both the social narrative and my economical perspective. Doing this is proper because I explain the current social narrative inhibits change due to the fact that it incites a clash between differently minded and colored people. Thus, I add that my economical reframing eliminates negative emotions and inspires change since it is not linked to a specific group of people.
It’s hard to believe that something many students are required to read for education could completely misinform students and cause the complete opposite effect that we all expect it to. Many textbooks conveniently skip over the means by which Europe conquered the Americas and I believe that is an important part in understanding our history and how this nation came to be. Europeans used force to assure the land would be theirs, they would come onto this
One of the biggest worries when people talk about compulsory voting is the fear of uneducated votes randomly swinging polls all around in no orderly fashion. Compulsory voter supporters argue that the abstention option is all that is needed to solve this problem. However, research conducted by Trevor Burrus found that between twenty-nine and thirty-six percent of previous non-voters who chose to not abstain could not tell you who they voted for upon leaving the polling place. Compulsory voting creates a stigma to make people want to cast a vote and make their vote matter if they’re going to be forced to come out anyway, this causes people to not abstain and just pick any candidate or the one they have heard their name the most. Another commonly used tactic to cleanse the polls is to put a fictitious name on the ballot to grab at least a chunk of the uneducated or random votes.
As difficult this issue is, taking citizenship birthright away would cause more problems than fixing them Most people are familiar with the term “America the land of opportunity” and the meaning of term pertains to throughout the time’s many people entered this nation for a fresh new start but something that isn’t emphasized enough is that also want to provide a secure future for their upcoming children. Taking away birthright citizenship would not just affect children of illegal immigrants but would also affect the children of those who are immigrating legally. This would create a second class of citizens those who not having the equal rights and privileges. Which usually lead to resentment from the youth against the nation he or she was born in. In his article “Why Birthright Citizenship Is Good for America “Alex Nowrasteh gives an example of two countries who doesn’t offer citizenship by birthright that faced problems.
Refugees don’t choose to lead this life but instead are forced to. And as stated above, there is a silver lining to accepting refugees. The least anybody can do is to show them love and kindness and help them build better lives for themselves in contrast to turning a blind eye and pretending that everything will eventually go back to normal. As it appears to be, the situation does not seem likely to decrease in the foreseeable future, and this short-term thinking of various impacts it may have on the country may lead to bigger and longer-term problems for the local economy. Keeping refugees outside the borders of the country appears to be more expensive in the long run than taking them in and thus intensifies the tab for taxpayers.
At first, they will fight this with all they can, which means that they will not spend any money in such activities. The older generation still feels that the idea of international products is better than local ones, and those who have the financial capacity to travel abroad will do so, because it is a drastic change in the culture and would require extensive marketing to get the citizens to believe in local entertainment and domestic tourism. Then it will require citizens who are religiously conservative to be more accepting of the changes that are