Persuasive Essay On Liberty And Justice

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“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Everyone who lives in the United States has heard these words at least once in their lifetime. Whether it was in the early hours of the school day or under the stadium lights at a football game. Americans have heard these words, and have stated that liberty and justice are for everybody. Some believe that liberty and justice applies only to Americans. However, liberty and justice apply to all people in the world. It is America’s duty to liberate the oppressed and to provide justice to victims of tyranny, regardless of their nationality and to protect the US from tyrannical rule.
America’s devotion to liberty requires the protection of freedom not only locally, but internationally as well. It all started in the 1770s, when the American Revolution brewed in the minds of colonists and the basic ideals of the American government were formed. “Give me liberty or give me death!” the famous words exclaimed by Patrick Henry was the American commitment to freedom. (Source A). These words set the
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After the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the citizens of the United States went into a frenzy. Feeling betrayed by their government, the citizens rallied until the American troops were brought home from Vietnam. (Source D) This is a good example of when the US should not get involved in foreign affairs. This is because, during the Vietnam war, the Red Scare was making people worried about communism taking over and destroying the world. This craze resulted in the rash decision by political leaders to intervene in Vietnam. In reality, the civil liberties of vietnamese citizens were not under attack, and it was unnecessary for the U.S. to

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