Finally Mr. Lukianoff established his credentials as an expert in the field of the violation of rights at schools. Mr. Lukianoff cites several examples of students’ rights being violated at colleges across the country including time when students were forbidden from putting up their political views in the form of a poster on their door and a free-speech zone which included a whole 0.1 percent of the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Lukianoff also mentions counterarguments such as pointing out that the speech codes are, “intended to enforce civility” but Mr. Lukianoff undercuts this argument by telling of how the speech codes “often backfire, suppressing free expression”. Mr. Lukianoff also calls upon the expertice of another person, namely Harry R. Lewis, a former dean of Harvard College who said on the subject of Harvard College’s oath that incoming freshmen were pressured to sign, that is was “unwise, and sets a terrible precedent”. Mr. Lukianoff’s argument clearly has a sufficient plethora of logos.
The two ways a person is individualized is for the reason that even though a person loses his or her private individualism, their adjustment in to public makes possible public individuality. Richard Rodriguez states, “The bilingualists insist that a student should be reminded of his difference from others in mass society, his heritage. But they equate mere separateness with individuality. The fact is that only in private-with intimates-is separateness from the crowd a prerequisite for individuality” (Rodriguez 144). I believe Richard Rodriguez is correct about being separate from crowds of citizens, but with family members, to achieve distinctiveness.
Making it on your own At times people tend to work well while they are under pressure. To others they simply must be under pressure to get work done and give their full effort. In her article In Praise of the F Word, Mary Sherry argues “Flunking as a regular policy has just as much merit today as it did two generations ago. We must review the threat of flunking and see it as it really is- a positive teaching too.” By making it clear to students that flunking can definitely be a result of them not putting in the time and effort in assuring they pass their class will make them more determined to learn and earn their good grades, it will also help stop those students who choose not to even try in their classes. Also by making students fear failure it will not only motivate them
Jefferson stated in his speech, “having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered,” I again refer to the First Amendment for the freedom of religion, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” The freedom of religion allows all the people in America to practice their own religion without being criticized and spat at. If you are Baptist or Catholic you can practice without being yelled at or put to death like they did in the Victorian Ages where if you didn’t believe in the Queen’s or King’s religion you could be put to
Aguilar, Geddely IB History of the Americas May 1, 2014 As Abraham Lincoln once stated, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falta and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” The struggle for equality began with America fighting against Britain to obtain liberty and justice for all. In the American Revolution as well as in the Civil Rights Movement there were people of two different beliefs. Some believed in the philosophy of reaching their purpose without any use of violence, were as in the other hand others were certain violence was the only way there was to obtain liberty. Even after being granted certain rights, American citizens still suffered corruption, and segregation.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence about many things that the king of England was doing to persecute the colonists. Here are some of the things he listed: “He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance unless suspend in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended he has utterly neglected to attend to them.” Which basically meant the King wouldn’t let them pass important laws they needed and the king wouldn't sign off on the laws, so when he wouldn't the colonists would suffer. Jefferson also wrote that, “For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us.” Which means that the government was making people house troops when they did not want to. Another one Jefferson wrote was, “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by
Ernest Hemingway once said, “Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.” This is a very profound statement, especially as our nation is still in the midst of a self-proclaimed “War on Terror”. What happened to our country and all of the innocent victims, on 9/11 was virtually unimaginable. However, this attack on our own soil has prompted many actions from our government that might be considered to be an affront to both our constitution as well as our judicial processes. Prisoners of war and even persons suspected of being involved with a terroristic group can be legally detained and held, for as long as we want, simply because we are in a “war”. If we are violating our own constitutional guidelines
Travis Garrett November 11, 2009 Being an American The civic value that I think that is the most important is our freedom of speech. The United States Constitution includes our freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights as part of the first amendment. Although there is freedom of speech there are some exceptions such as the regulation of commercial speech such as advertising. And things such as property rights for authors and inventors. Hate speech is not protected by freedom of speech.
Hate it or Love it There is with no doubt that the First Amendment protects free speech for all citizens. Knowing this, people of different backgrounds and even those in minority groups are able to speak out against hate speech knowing that they are only defending themselves and not offending others. But on college campuses this is a different story since many universities today are reinforcing speech codes, the restriction of actions by an individual that may offend another person. Because speech codes allow for authorities to abuse their power, it should not be reinforced on campus under any circumstances. College campuses are afraid that people will be offended because of what others say that may put down their religion, sex, or any
The Washington Times and the Washington Post, two online periodicals, posted an article about President Bush’s point of view about deportation. “Massive deportation of the people here is unrealistic. It’s just not going to work,” Mr. President said. “The biggest problem in this debate is going to be what to do with the people who are already in our country illegally.” “A person ought to be allowed to get in line. In other words, pay a penalty for being here illegally, commit him or herself to learn English, which is part of the American system, and get in the back of the line.” President Bush is against massive deportation of illegal immigrants; he states that a massive deportation won’t help the United States solve the problems with illegal