Receiving a vaccine trains your body to fight off a disease. Similarly, training America’s youth to handle difficult situations can prevent future problematic situations. The second part of Benjamin Franklin’s quote says, “Wise and good men are in my opinion, the strength of the state; more so than riches or arms.” This quote references the quality of men that are in a country, and how a single man can make a greater difference than any amount of riches or arms. Riches and arms are only temporary things, but a good man has a more lasting impact. One of the greatest examples of a “good man” is Martin Luther King Jr. which is a name recognized throughout the world.
Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States. Also by nations working together global problems can be fixed easier. Equal rights are important to the U.S because it shows that everyone has the same rights including: black people, white people, Asian, men and woman, ect. A bad president would make the economy go down, not believe in equal rights and have a bad foreign policy. The best president in U.S history I believe is Abraham Lincoln.
A good government is one who restrains men from injuring one another, leaves men free to regulate their pursuits of industry and improvement, and does not take from those who earn what they have. Gordon S. Wood said that Thomas Jefferson was a symbol of what we as a people are. “No figure in our past has embodied so much of our heritage and so many of our hopes.” But, again he was also a hypocrite. He said in his inaugural address that minorities should be protected by the law and treated as equals when he himself had many slaves. He even had one of his slaves as a mistress to whom he fathered many children.
“Harrison Bergeron” “Harrison Bergeron” is a short satirical narrative about a society in which every individual is equal, but not only by the means of the law or God but in every way possible. No citizen of Vonnegut’s futuristic civilization is stronger, smarter, nor better looking than anybody else due to the handicaps imposed on the members of this society. Vonnegut writes about the idea that if everybody in a society were to be perfectly equal by all means it would relinquish the meaning of individuality. The theme of “Harrison Bergeron” suggests that total equality is not an ideal worth striving for, as many people believe, but a mistaken goal that is dangerous in both execution and outcome. This story is set in the futuristic year
In the end, the notion of disinterested public service gave way to a realization that men like Washington were few and far between. Instead, the merits of hard work and being self-made began to take precedence. This was incorporated even in political life. Self interest was no longer taboo. Politicians were workmen worthy of their hire.
Wilson wanted borders to be returned to the least conflicting areas, and colonial subjects given a say in their government, and open and free trade for all. These ideas were indeed ideal for an ideal society, but coming straight out of a massively destructive global war, many people were not open to the idea of sovereignty for all. In a sense, Wilson’s ideas were too radical for the crowd. Conflicting opinions in the senate and in the public hindered
His dream was about more than racial justice, though it often represents the greatest moral stain on our society. His dream was about building a society based on simple justice that values the dignity and the worth of every human being. Were he alive today it is telling that his message would still be essentially the same. It is troubling that unemployment is so high. In 1963 the overall
Dr. King not only did he make this better but he also influenced people to speak up for themselves no matter what sex, race, or religion there is no wrong in saying what you think is wright. Hatred amongst other people just because they look different or they act different is not morally correct people should live with accept and maybe even embrace the different cultures. Even though Dr. King is dead his words and characters live on into the modern world. Today Dr. King’s decisions and speeches have affected the world of today in many ways. One of the greatest achievements was our new president Barak Obama, but his smaller achievements count too, such as the diversities in school, neighborhoods, and public areas.
Still, a caterpillar can desire to be a butterfly all it likes, but without God’s power, it will never be one. If we rely on our human nature to run a republic, what is known to be a ‘perfect’ society, because of our depravity, it will inevitably fall apart. Isaiah 33:22 tells us that God is our king, lawgiver, and judge. Because He is perfect and holy, this form of “government” saves us. In a monarchy, a fallen human being attempts to take on these three positions and in doing so, becomes the god – like figure for the society.
Is it such now, that, as part of our definition of intelligent, human, behaviour, we must always strive for more; always wander towards another Utopia? Yet is it not evident in today’s first world societies that many believe happiness comes with ease of life; and as such happiness is sought in the act of distancing oneself from the toils of labour that produce our luxuries and resources? Surely, in such a society, the rich man’s dream is the poor man’s nightmare, and no utopian vision is realistic in the sense that everyone can have what they want with no-one having to unwillingly work for it. Similarly, in a classless society as envisioned in most modern utopias, there must be an even share of work to ensure utopia for everyone (which, by the perfectionist nature of utopia, is required) – but this would mean more effort from individuals associating ease with happiness, therefore reducing happiness. Most people in (western) cultures frown upon communism, but at least some form of such a political system is a necessary part of many utopias.