Times have changed, and so have the virtues and ideals that build up what we know as an American. America has portrayed an image of a “perfect nation” along with a diverse and equal society, however this is far from the truth. If you think that the United States is the most advanced country in the world, you have missed the bullseye and hit the edge of the dartboard. The concept of equality simply does not exist in today’s society. With one look, people already believe they know everything about you.
History has proven that Human rights cannot be actualized for every person. As Helen Keller said, “science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of humans”. Human’s lack compassion and interest towards one another, they seem to only care for themselves. Human race as a whole has to change to give every individual on Earth their natural human rights. The topic is “unachievable” because the world is so divided between race, religion, and the diverse cultures around the globe.
Benjamin Banneker in the letter, argues against slavery. Banneker uses biblical allusion, and a melancholic tone in order to argue against slavery to Thomas Jefferson in 1791. Banneker uses biblical allusion in order to demonstrate that all humans should be treated the same, and have equal rights. For example, “you cannot but acknowledge that the present freedom and tranquility which you enjoy you have mercifully received and that it is the pecular blessing of Heaven” (Banneker 1). Banneker presents his argument by stating that Thomas Jefferson has freedom because of heaven, and he should extend the same right to everyone else.
So, what did Jefferson mean when he wrote that, “all men are created equal?” Friedman analyses and concludes that in his article, the equality is “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” (266). The reason why all persons are created equal is that God created us and gave us intrinsic value that we speak of in terms of “right” language. For me, I agree with Friedman’s point that he mentions “All men are created equal”, but not “Equality before God” because I am not a Christian. We are all people that have the same human characters, which means we have the same privilege and rights as humans. No matter what religions we are, we still have the same basic rights and opportunities; no matter what status we are since we were born, it happens before the premise of justice, which is most
That he is the rightful owner of his body? you have already declared it. [...] there is not a man beneath canopy of heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong for him” (14) The whole statement here is hypocritical because men shouldn’t have to argue the necessity of liberty it should be basic knowledge. The only person who can have hold of your character would be your parents because they were the ones who conceived and raised you. Instead of just explaining why slavery is morally wrong Douglass uses syntax to add an extra effect and attract attention to his claim.
The Electoral College is an outdated system and should be abolished before it turns the tables of an election for the bad. This system of voting was developed in 1787 and has had a strong impact on American citizens for 230 years. The Electoral College was created to take power from over populated states and distribute it to the less populated states. It also serves a higher authority than the popular vote, which can alter the results of many elections. In the 230 years of this system being in action, 4 elections have been modified to set the victor as someone who the population did not want.
The declaration of independence states that all individuals have inalienable rights, requiring life, liberty, and property. The declaration was written by Jefferson when he had the vision America should be liberal. When Jefferson quoted “All men are equal “he did not directly imply to all men but he meant that all white property owning Americans were equal to their British owners. Jefferson 's main purpose of stating that quote was to compare two different
Cultural appropriation occurs when people adopt aspects of a culture that is not their own. More specifically, it occurs when people from a dominant culture steal customs, styles, and/or ideologies from a marginalized group of people in order for them to personally benefit. This harmful process has been taking place within the U.S. and around the world for hundreds years, although few people have taken the initiative to put a stop to it. Many individuals don’t even see an issue with cultural appropriation at all. White people do not have the right to borrow from other cultures because of the way we have, and continue, to oppress the people of these cultures in our society.
Discrimination is an unseen weapon used by today 's generation. America herself has become extremely prejudice without acknowledging the consequences of her actions. Although America is not deliberately following the ways of her past, her uncanny behavior is only worsening the discrimination she swears to rid have herself of. Consequently speaking America has attempted to rid herself of her past misconceptions, she has mistakenly given her past discriminated victims more rights than everyone else. Living in this beautiful country I have come to realize that our government feels as if they need to make up for our past political parties mistakes.
A convicted felon is prohibited from voting in the states excluding two other states. Is this seen as wiping away human rights? The different point of views can make one’s view on the situation switch immediately. In this country there seems to be certain types of people controlling who gets to do what even though our Bill of Rights clearly states our certain rights. How does a full population of people that builds the United States to where it is standing now get their rights controlled by a system that barely knows the population itself?