All they wanted was equality. It has also been pointed out that these athletes are using their rights that were fought for. A letter signed by 35 US veterans stated, "Far from disrespecting our troops, there is no finer form of appreciation for our sacrifice than for Americans to enthusiastically exercise their freedom of speech” (A letter from Medium.com). This demonstrates the complex idea of patriotism, where actions such as standing for the flag in order to show respect, can be changed in protests if their justifications are legitimate. Patriotism allows change as long as it is for the benefit of their country and citizens; therefore, the concept of patriotism should accept peaceful protests with the intention to fix injustices.
The American flag, the Pledge and other US Civic practices have become symbols of our democracy. Naturally a common argument for the mandatory recitation, or at the very least optional practice, of the pledge is that we are honoring our freedom and veterans. One veteran states “It fills our heart and makes us remember things that we pledged to do. The things that we did for our country, in time of combat” (Source E). These
“Foundation of Family” Family is the fundamental building block of all societies. It is all inclusive across generations and cultures. Based on the epic poem The Odyssey and current families today, we see that family is where we learn to love ourselves and each other, to bear one another’s burdens, to find meaning in our life and to give purpose to other’s lives, and to feel the value of being part of something greater than ourselves. Family is where we experience our biggest triumphs, deepest vulnerabilities, and where we have the greatest potential to do good. The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing.
The nation I envision is compassionate and open-minded, one that will respect heterosexual marriages and transgender culture, embracing all differences and similarities alike. Social differences will eventually be blurred by the continuous improvement of the general welfare of all American citizens. I envision a nation enlivened by faith, one that leads the world with religious freedom. America’s protection and cherishment of all types of beliefs will enforce a wide array of values that positively promote the country’s morale and acceptance of diversity. The integration of various religions would make a hopeful nation blessed by
While people believe kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespecting the country 's ideals, I believe kneeling during the National Anthem is not disrespectful. The United States is not living up to its ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all no matter their race. Athletes are bringing awareness by a peaceful protest, which is protected under the first amendment for those who are oppressed. My cousin, a veteran, has also influenced my view on this situation. Seeing my own family member put their life in danger to save millions of others does not add up to someone kneeling on the sideline during the National Anthem.
For this reason, in Eden 370, everyone must work hard for what they want. Eden 370 feels the need for a more perfect society because every kind of person is worth more than they think they are or than they are treated; in this utopian society, everyone will get treated justly. This
The American dream is that anyone can make it big in the new world and be a free man there too. The United States Of America is the greatest country ever to touch the planet earth. The only why our nation is like this is because the people living in it all have the American dream to make the world a better place for everyone to live
The young generation was told during their childhood they can be anything they want to be, no matter who they are. This is the idea that lingers throughout millennials mind and gives them the drive to strive for greatness because “There’s not this us-vs.-them thing [anymore]… Maybe that’s why millennials don’t rebel,” says Tavi Gevinson from Steins article. The new generation does not see racial differences, most just see each other as human beings. Millennials of all races have been given an equal opportunity to be successful in life because of the civil rights laws created by the Supreme Court. This why the young generation fights so hard for equality because their upbringing made them accepting towards all people and concerned about human rights.
The national anthem is a time for patriotism, not politics. Pro athletes have gone to far because they should respect people who fight for their freedom, they could’ve taken a different course of action, and it’s a time for patriotism, not politics. They should respect those who fight for their freedom. For example “By protesting the national anthem, they are protesting America.” and “Muhammad Ali took a stand against the Vietnam War.”. Protesting America is disrespectful to people who fight
However, these 11.3 undocumented immigrants are people with the dream of overcoming the difficulties, necessities, and limitations that they face on a daily basis. In them I see hope, perseverance, ambition, and the hunger for a better future for them and for their future generations, and without a doubt the United States of America is the most qualified nation to grant such aspirations. I humbly invite you, distinct creators of the law system of this country, for a consideration of openness for the people amongst this 11.3 million who have demonstrated impeccable behavior, whose sole purpose is to thrive, and contribute to the improvement of this nation. They deserve the title of “legal residents”. In the end it is cultural diversity, bondage, international relationships, unity, equality, freedom, and justice for all, what makes America a great place to live.