Couples must register for marriage licenses at City Hall, and many individuals meet with lawyers and financial planners to hammer out the technical aspects of the union. While most states offer civil unions to same-sex couples, this practice does not provide the same legal protections and affords couples at least a thousand fewer privileges. If the government is going to be involved in marriages (tax-breaks anyone? ), it must be held to the same standard of equality that every other aspect of government is put under and be readily available to everyone. After all, don’t we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Everyone looks different on the outside, why make them be the same on the inside? All of the scholars we cherish today were the ones that weren’t poisoned by the system and were able to break through. These people were able to create their own sense of thinking and become global icons that everyone strives to become, but they never can. The American education should be considered a gem compared to other nations. Just ask Kyoko Mori.
The democratic form of government is most familiar to the modern western citizen. However, there are many forms of communism and dictatorships which exist around the world today. The ancient philosopher Plato protests that a monarchist oligarchy, which calls upon an elite group for governance, is the best possible form of government. However, based on vagueness in terms and overgeneralizations Plato creates a flaw in his argument and weakens its validity. Through the elimination of social class systems and based on the separation between Government and economy it may be seen that the platonic ‘drone’ will not lead to tyranny.
The ideas discussed in the Declaration are identical to the ones still practiced in society today. Because the document's very nature allows its meaning to change with time and circumstances, the Declaration of Independence remains a very relevant statement of America's interests and principles. As a student at a Catholic school, I take the values of my faith very seriously. One of the most important statements made in the Declaration directly recognizes the presence of God in American society. "...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness..." The framers of the Constitution formally indicate the importance of God-given values in the lives of every citizen in America.
The document guides countries who are being suppressed to move towards revolution even today. The Declaration of Independence is relevant today because it is based upon timeless values and sets guidelines for old and new governments. In essence, the Declaration of Independence itself is timeless. Some may say the Declaration of Independence is irrelevant, but to myself and many others it is just as important
The American Flag and the erosion of it’s meaning by popular culture The American Flag represents many things in these United States. It represents our nation as a whole. It represents the freedoms that we as American citizens enjoy every day. It represents the liberties that we hold dear. It is a symbol of freedom and a beacon of truth to the entire world.
The Declaration of Independence has many ideals stated in it. The United States is a democratic republic and a model for many countries but the United States has not lived up to its ideals in the Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration of Independence it states that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,” meaning that it doesn’t matter what your race is or what you look like, your rights can’t be taken away. “The rich and the poor are not so far removed from each other,” meaning that either if you are rich or poor, you aren’t going to be treated any different just because of how much money you have or don’t have. In the Declaration of Independence, it states that, “all men are created equal,” which means that it doesn’t matter what race you are, you are not to be treated any different than anyone else.
Austin Rivera Block 3 10/11/12 Mrs. Singleton Let America be Whole Again In the beginning, a land was created were the underlining principal was for all people to be treated as equals. A place where one could not be judged on their religion, wealth, or power. A country where the value of a person could be weighed by the work of their back alone. And a society where the only way to change a person’s lifestyle was to take matters into their own hands and improve it themselves. But that America is long gone.
Everyone should be treated the same whether or not they are homosexual or heterosexual.” Pondering her answer makes it clear that not everyone is equal. The United States is about being equal no matter whether someone, as an American citizen, male or female, black or white, or even have disabilities. Yet, what the United States did not realize is that the judgment it held against homosexuals would come, in a sense, to bite them in the butt. Equality is about putting everyone on the same playing field. As of today, interracial marriages are equal to same race marriages thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Loving in the case Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S (1967), interracial couples are able to marry.
What is more amazing is that Laozi and Plato had almost the same idea about the ideal society. In Laozi's theory, the right way to rule a country is to strengthen people's bodies so that they could do more work and simplify their minds so that they would content with their positions. In his mind the ideal citizens of a society is the humblest, the most unwise and ignorant ones, while the most intelligent ones should see to that. He believed if ordinary people always stay ignorant, there would be no riot and the rulers need not do anything to keep their authority. The whole world would be a better place.