“Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” Stoddard’s “Gay Marriages: Make Them Legal” discusses the lack of freedom, fairness, and equality for same sex couples. The topic of gay marriage has been up in the air for years. Society has shied away from the subject maybe hoping it would just disappear but that won’t be happening any time soon. The government has tried different tactics to keep homosexual couples from marrying. If we were to go back and think about the founding of America you would see many instances of one person or group thinking they knew the exact way to live and morals to follow.
Lastly, he wants to get across the message that the U.S. is at war with Muslims and not Iraq, which I believe is completely untrue. The second article from The New York Observer also had a few ideas that in my eyes were wrong. First and foremost, the author seems to doubt his own opinion towards the end of the editorial by questioning his own views on the matter. I believe that if you are going to write about something you should be sure about it. The author also states that the U.S. is unable to prevail in Iraq.
For example, the debate about gay marriage and if it is legal. As of now many states do not allow the marriage of gay people. Some states allow them to become a couple but call it something else such as the union of two people. The difference between the state and federal government is that each state has a different law about gay marriage. Not every state agrees that gay marriage is wrong and illegal, but if the federal government were to pass a amendment outlawing gay marriage then every state who allows gay marriage would have to declare it unconstitutional and against the law.
If I lived back in that time, and having just finished the war with Britain where we finally got our independence, I would remind people all the issues we had. Britain was trying to tell us what we needed to do and how we needed to do things without really knowing what our problems were here. How is this new Constitution which gives a lot of power to the national government different from having Britain tell us what we needed to do. I would think if I lived back then I would say we are going from one wrong to another and I would oppose the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists did not want to ratify the Constitution.
Rigobero Chavarin English 10 11/08/12 What are the principles rulers of the people should follow? Thomas Jefferson defines his interpretation of the rights and freedom of the people within the Declaration of Independence; however, even if a government under those elements and Jefferson’s conception were developed, history would repeat itself, thus making the people live under the principles of Machiavelli. As Machiavelli said, there’s a difference between the way we ought to live and the way we do live. Niccolo Machiavelli would find Jefferson’s concept of ideal government absolutely useless and antagonistic towards his aspect of government, which he defines as reality. Machiavelli would find Jefferson’s skepticism of immoral justification and Tyranny within the British government as antithetical towards his belief in successful power.
DBQ-Periods 3 and 4 pp.127 “No taxation without representation” originated during the mid-1700 and dealt with the primary grievances of the British colonists in the thirteen colonies. The demand for “no taxation without representation” was to a high extent. It was a motivation and a symbol for democracy in which it led the colonists to become unison and questions the royalty’s demands. The Enlightenment was an idea that encouraged people to think for themselves and question the acts of the royalty. According to Document 2, the colonists themselves cannot be represented in the House of Commons in Great Britain.
In creating a smooth transition from one paragraph to another, Jefferson uses a method of first presenting the issue, why the people of American colonies should separate from Great Britain. Then he states his thesis that, because of the tyranny of the King, the colonies must replace his rule with a new form of government. He then gave support toward the reason for his thesis by giving twenty-eight examples of all the wrongs accepted by the Colonies. After the evidence, Jefferson disproves, conflicting to the arguments by explaining how the Colonists respectfully requested for the King to give them what they needed, to make up for what he had done to them, but the King harshly continued his abuses. Finally, in his concluding paragraph, Jefferson restates his thesis and strengthens it by speaking for the representatives of
It does not mean that the patriots are vicious or are terrorists. In all reality when he wrote the letter to William Smith that contained this quote Thomas Jefferson was ultimately trying to affirm the right of the people to rebel against one’s government. At the time, Jefferson was deeply concerned about some of the new proposals for the new United States Constitution; particularly the role of the executive branch, which he saw as being far too powerful. In addition, Jefferson believed that the recent rebellion in Massachusetts; which became known as Shays' Rebellion -- had heightened the fears of the American elite, causing them to throw their weight behind a stronger executive government. Shays' Rebellion was essentially an armed rebellion against taxes being levied at Massachusetts farmers.
He begins with stating that the case must determine if the petitioners “were free as adults to engage in the private conduct in the exercise of their liberty under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.". He felt that personal choices such as homosexuality might not be formally recognized by the law, but liberty granted by the constitution gives those persons that choice and they should not be charged as criminals in doing so. He communicated that Sodomy Laws, along with others like it in other states, were rooted within Judeo-Christian beliefs. Furthermore, the Texas Sodomy Law was more of a moral law instead of one that protected citizens. He did not specifically say that the Texas Sodomy Law was wrong but that the petitioners had “constitutionally-protected liberty” which the Texas Sodomy Law violates.
Thomas Jefferson clearly shows through The Declaration of Independence that liberty and a legitimate government is important, as well as, giving men equal opportunity. Taking these rights away then brought to light to the colonists on how to establish a government where these attributes still stand. The people could not merely step away from Great Britain on small and petty accounts. It had to be depicted that there were several problems occurring under the rule of the King. Jefferson had to prove their rights to liberty, equality, and a true government were being buried in the ground by who they saw as a