Being an American means that almost anyone can run for government positions. Being an American means that if you don’t like the laws, you work to change them through politics. Being an American means dreaming bigger than reason, and working to fulfill that dream. Being an American also means that while you are free to disagree with America’s government and political figures, you realize that America is trying it’s best, and you respect that. Americans know
People even said I was a weak and mediocre president because I did not want America to go to war, but of course things end up diffrently than as planned. Imperialism can not be seen as a horrible thing all the time. These countries often do get protection from us, if ever threaten. My intent for American imperialism is for America to be put on the map. Some of my tactics will help America to do just that.
Contrary to many American beliefs, these undocumented immigrants do not just live in the country; they live in the country and help the economy. As Americans, the thought process to simply assume that all illegal immigrants come into the country and enjoy public services without contributing to society is wrong. Many of these immigrants have come
Some disagree with the notion that social responsibility cannot include uphold a creed as morality is not homogeneous among Americans. But every right granted to the people through the Constitution must also supported by the masses’ obligation to promote these ideals, and “by engaging in civic responsibility, citizens ensure and uphold certain democratic values written in the founding documents”(Self 1). Individuals are thus required to advocate these ideals as they are the foundations of American citizenship. Also many may argue that while volunteer work is beneficial to one’s self and their community, it is not an obligatory activity in society, and therefore should not be considered the responsibility of each individual. However, if one views philanthropic acts as separate from the social responsibilities of a citizen, then they are essentially supporting the bystander effect, or the diffusion of responsibility within a group or other large capacity.
The term “American Dream” is a widespread term to describe the American way of life, but has yet to be coined as a term with an inflexible understanding, this means, “The American Dream” has a different meaning to every individual, although the basis remains the same for all. A simple explanation into “The American Dream” would be – to emigrate to America, settle down and become wealthy by working, and definitely not by being born into a rich family/nobility, this is achieved through equality of opportunity for it creates equal access to education and the job market, thus every individual has the same chance of success. To this underlying understanding of the dream, individuals add their own means to success, weather to gain wealth year-by-year or to become rich
The first amendment is as American as baseball. Although it is such a big part of American culture, the first amendment is something most of us take for granted. Without it we wouldn 't be able to do things like complain about the government, protest things like civil rights, or be able to practice our religions. During the constitutional convention the representatives wanted to make sure that the government couldn 't get too strong and take over everything. The Bill of Rights promises the people certain rights that the government can 't take away, no matter how powerful it may or may not
Good use provides great happiness and profit for the citizens, but when used improperly, the citizens suffer great damage. Therefore, we need to pay more attention to the politics and the state, and to the politicians who are currently operating the state, and to focus on the way they operate. If they do wrong politics, we must go out and block them and go the right way. If the citizens leave politicians politics bad, we will have the damage completely. A double-edged sword is a great benefit for us.
Many author’s ideas state that the ends justify the means. In other words Machiavelli believed that even unethical, cruel actions are appropriate, if they would lead to the effective ruling. For example, the Chapter 17 says the governor should choose cruelty not mercy because it “is much safer to be feared than loved” (Machiavelli 79). In other words, author advises rulers not give up on repressions and other sanctions in attempt to maintain and improve their positions in state. These actions will be justified, even in case of human losses, if the goal will be achieved.
Machiavelli’s realistic outlook causes him to emphasize that it is better to maintain power through fear, rather than compassion. Despite this, he notes that a ruler must avoid his people hating him. A hated ruler possesses no power since the people hold the power. Therefore, a ruler can be miserly, unfaithful, and ruthless, but they must appear to be the opposite. Machiavelli concludes that it is important for a ruler to balance his reputation and his actions, which I agree with, however others may argue that a ruler can posses both qualities.
On the other hand, people might argue, if some people stop obeying the law in the name of justice, others will stop following them completely. The rules and regulations of a country is what keeps it successful, and these rules sometimes bring success in the wrong ways. Many times laws are unjust morally, but are beneficial to the economy, upper class, or politicians. These groups might not think the law as unjust, but nonetheless, some laws are made to be broken. For example, the Sedition Acts signed by President James Madison were against what the United States of America stood for, and those who obliged to this law did not do the country justice by not
People should not have to worry about losing their lives just because of the simple fact that they are standing up for their rights. If the government tried to put the interests of citizens before their own, and not allow the citizens to get punish for what rights are obligated for them then they will see by putting the people first will benefit America as a whole. In my opinion I feel that the constitution is a petty factor for determining the democracy of a government and the rights of the people in that
It simply means you care. Nevertheless, illegal immigration should not ignite a fear of change. Traditional Americans wish to change nothing about this country. A country where the jobs belong only to them. A nation where immigrants do not overflow the population.