Now we have you promise your love and devotion to the flag that represents fifty states with pride, dignity, and purpose coming together. "And to the Republic For Which it Stands", reads the fourth and fifth line. Republic is a state or country where sovereign power is invested in representatives to govern them. Now we have, you promise your love and devotion to the Flag that represents fifty states with pride, dignity, and purpose coming together. "One Nation Under God' is the sixth and seventh line of the pledge.
Both also argue that when the laws of man come into conflict with the laws of God, that civil disobedience is not only justified, but is a moral obligation. Both are in the history books as two of Americas most successful revolutionaries. It is clear that Dr. King read Jefferson’s, “Declaration of Independence”, and used it as the model on which he based his arguments in “Letter from a Birmingham jail” on. These two documents are the handbook by which all civil rights leaders and revolutionaries use as the road map justify their call for equal rights upon. Between June 11th, and June 28th, of 1776 Thomas Jefferson wrote his manifesto, “The Declaration of Independence” (later enhanced by the eloquent, and skillful, changes that Bengermin Franklin and John Adams made), as a call for the American colonies to break free from English rule.
First Amendment: My view and theirs Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. ----First Amendment The First Amendment has led Americans to believe in a hallowed sense of freedom that does not exist; freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in this country has never been absolute. You can't yell fire in a crowded theater, solicit bribes, make terrorist threats, slander another, intentionally inflict emotional distress or be obscene in public (Dickerson). What Americans do have a right to is their opinion and the means by which to express it, no matter if the opinion is favorable or not.
The Declaration of Independence is one of the greatest political documents in history due to its powerful and distinctive combination of universal principles and also an abstract theory of government. The Declaration of Independence had a huge effect on the U.S, it confirmed the United States free from Britain rule, it united the North and the South since at the time America was divided in two because of the American Civil War, and it expressed the basic principles on which the U.S government should be based off of. America was instituted on the First Principle that the safety of unalienable rights is the legitimate purpose of government, and that government ought to be limited so that it cannot rule over the people of its country. The Declaration
These immigrant soldiers would gladly fight and give their lives to protect their homelands from tyrannous German military dictatorship. The U.S. government would use these ties of patriotism and anti-tyranny to strengthen their troops through propaganda, libel, and advertising methods such as slogans, caricatures, and the first appearance of Uncle Sam. Patriotism would unify the American people as a whole during the Twentieth Century. Racial prejudice and segregation were prevalent among both American and European troops during World War I. The French respected the African American soldiers, but did not want jealousy to arise between them and the white American troops.
“ The two colors red and blue were clearly derived from British sources” many English flags had red and white stripes”. “ In heraldic devices, such as seals, each element has a specific meaning. The Flag of the U.S of American is a strong symbol of American Identity and national pride. “When the U.S of America flag is folded there is a symbol behind each fold and tuck. Each fold the American Flag means something different”.
The claim: The 1st Amendment in the US constitution is freedom of speech, and prohibiting a person from burning the American flag is undermining a person’s rights. The grounds: The Us constitution tried to amend the first amendment to prohibit flag burning, and also try to equate flag burning with cross burning. In Vietnamese they don’t questions their citizen rights about protesting about burning the flag. Burning the flag in Vietnamese maybe distasteful, but in some cases it is legitimate expression of free speech. The warrant: Denying Americans their freedom of speech.
“The patriotic feeling of loyalty to one's national ties can take different forms depending upon the economic and cultural context” (ETHNO-NATIONALIST TERRORISM, 2012). An excellent example of nationalist terrorism is the American Revolution wherein the revolutionists fought against repressive British rule to gain an independent state. National terrorists engage in a unique sort of ‘war of attrition” with the state, aimed at breaking the will of the State. Religious nationalism extends the notion of nationalism to ‘religion’. It suffuses the nationalist rhetoric with religious imagery, and most likely may be framed and formulated in religious or religiously tinged language.
Where to Draw the Line The First Amendment of the U.S. constitution boldly states that “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.” As members of society, we witness this privilege utilized in both positive and negative ways through our daily lives. But, what happens when this liberty is abused and the emotions of certain groups are damaged in response to this “freedom?” Through his essay, “Protecting Freedom of Expression at Harvard,” scholar and former president of Harvard University, Derek Bok, expresses his firm claim that “Hanging a Confederate flag in public view or displaying a swastika in response is insensitive and unwise because any satisfaction it gives students is far outweighed by the discomfort it causes
These three are the most important of all of the amendments in the Bill of Rights. It is important that we have amendment one, which allows American citizens the freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is very important to our country, and as individuals we should be allowed to worship the one true God, or anything else we want. Citizens should be allowed to make whatever comments they would want about the government and not get punished or thrown in jail. Without this amendment Americans would be afraid of the government and afraid to be vocal if the government is involved in wrong doing.