“The American Dream comes from opportunity. The opportunity comes from our founding principles, our core values that's held together and protected by the Constitution. Those ideas are neither Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, white, or black. Those are American ideologies”. This quote by Ted Yoho asserts the importance of the United States Constitution in establishing our beliefs. Even though this document made a great impact on our nation at the time of its writing, the path to ratification was not straight forward. In the summer of 1787, debate was waged in the newspapers, articles, and state conventions regarding the division of power among groups. The Federalists favored a strong national government and therefore, supported the Constitution. The opponents, however, named themselves the Anti-Federalists, and they argued that the new plan handed too much power to the central government. Ultimately, before it could go into effect, nine of the thirteen states needed to ratify the document. The Constitution should be ratified because it will it divides the government power appropriately, unites the states,
In the article, “What I Pledge Allegiance To” by Kiese Laymon. American people are blind when they see injustice and condemn people who question how this country is being run. If we can all learn to accept people ideas and believe we can move forward as a nation.Every American is born with a right to free speech, which should give the person the chance to speak their respective mind without the fear of prosecution. It is our social responsibility to keep hate from infecting this nation, we need to understand that if we accept every type of person who lives in the United States. We can address the problems we face as human beings, we can move forward to a better future for this country.
“Sovereign citizens believe they are self-governing and not under the authority of any government. They also believe they are subject only to common law or constitutional law and are not bound to obey statutory law.” (Police Chief) Sovereign Citizens do not pay taxes, collect social security or pay traffic tickets. their preferred method of terrorism is paper terrorism, but there have been cases of violence mostly involving police officers. According to a survey in 2014 85% of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies agreed that Sovereigns were the biggest threat to America (RT International)
According to ArticleⅡ, SectionⅠ, Clause Ⅴ, of the Constitution, a person must be a natural-born citizen to be eligible become president. However, many people from other countries have had the qualities and experience necessary to become president, yet they have been hindered from doing so by this foolish provision. Clearly, this is not right. I believe you do not need to be born on US soil, to become president for the following reasons: (1) many people misconceive the meaning of the word natural-born citizen,(2) many people from foreign countries have helped America in many ways,(3) most other countries do not have similar qualifications
Ever since 1787, the U.S. constitution has remained one of the most influential and important documents in the history of the United States. It set the foundation for which this great nation could be built upon, and there have been more than one hundred countries that have used it to model their own constitutions upon (Constitutionfacts.com, n.a.). There were a lot of very critical elements and circumstances involved in its creation. The Revolutionary War (1775-1783) that we fought against Great Britain resulted in the Treaty of Paris being signed, which gave the U.S. the authority to govern itself in 1783. The U.S., four years later, was still not united though. The U.S. was under a confederation, that is, the states were all sovereign and not ruled by one central authority for the nation. The power of the central government remained
Immigration reform has been a big issue for our country in recent years. Many U.S. citizens claim that immigration is harmful to the US economy. In just 20 years, we have seen the average number of immigrants per year jump a staggering 20%. This has lead to the biased opinions we see towards immigration today. Currently, our country is not receiving any benefit from immigration. The number of minimum wage jobs available have decreased but so have the number of professional jobs. This is due to the fact that immigrants usually do not have a middle class with average skills. They are either refugees escaping their country hoping for the U.S. government to help them out or they are highly skilled and trained professionals needed by the United States. This has led to an economic
Federalists believed the Constitution provided just the right mix of power and limitations. The federalists wanted to make sure the central government either had more or less power. The first government of the US was a one-house legislature with no executive. It couldn't raise money, it relied on the states for military power, and was generally seen as ineffective and weak. The US Constitution was written to remedy those weaknesses and provide the US with a better, more representative form of government. It tried to balance power between the small and large states by having a two house legislature. It tried to balance power between the central and state governments. And, it split power between three branches of government. All of this elaborate
Harry Truman once said, “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” In today’s society, we have strayed away from those building principles that laid the path for America. The time of rebuilding for the United States was during the Great Depression and the two world wars. Through those times of distress, Americans found a way to persevere and get ourselves out of it. We didn’t give up and expect someone else to do it for us. Americans created jobs and essentially united as a whole to conquer whatever task was at hand. The society we have created now has gone to the complete extreme of this. Now, we don’t have as many “blue-collard” minded people. More
“Nearly 15 years after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, the government admits that more than half a million foreigners with expired visas—like the 9/11 jihadists—remain in the country and thousands are from terrorist nations like Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria”(Retrieved from www.judicialwatch.org) (Judicial Watch, 2016). Government has to enforce immigration law and construct a useful plan to determine overstayed visa before they become a threat such as Arizona and Texas, the police can stop people and ask them their identity to determine if they are here legally. What happens in September 11th was a good example of unacceptable behavior due to unknown terrorists attack the twin center which cost the government billion of dollars to clean up the mess and rebuild a new building as well, beside the compensation for people who were affected emotionally and by the chemical substance. Therefore, the government spends a fortune to detect and punished who’s responsible for this tragedy.
.America is the land of opportunity to many individuals. It gives people a chance to become who they really desire to be. That idea though, is not always true. What sometimes occurs is that people who want to become a true American make themselves believe that the only way to do so is by becoming powerful and losing the morals that they were taught. What has been ingrained in much of society is that if one does not do one of those things they are lesser than the ones who do. These types of people are seen as outcasts and since they want to be accepted they change who they are. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, and the movie, The Godfather, each main character starts off their lives as respectable and honorable individuals. In the end though,
Illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S.A. and become citizens because they are heavy workers, want a better life and most importantly they contribute to the U.S. economy. Immigrants simply want to obtain an opportunity to live and work in this great country. With all this in mind it is clear that they deserve a path to citizenship.
America and its people have worked hard to create a home in which everyone is treated, and feels equal. We’ve fought wars, held protests, and lost many lives in situations where we were fighting for fair treatment. After all of these sacrifices, it's safe to say that Americans have the right to love, and cherish the equality that their home presents them with, but to an extent. Equality in society, government, and basic human interactions should always be kept, and held with great importance. However, we also need to keep in mind that we are not the same people. This is where the government in the story, ‘’Harrison Bergeron,’’ gets out of hand. They tried to make their citizens equal by making them the same which prevents