The federal government means well when they create these programs, they just need more regulation on them to monitor the difference between need and fraud. They need a way to full proof the system from abuse. There are a lot of needy people in the United States today. Then there are those who want a free ride. They falsely claim situations to be true that are far from that.
The military should not be thought of as a social program for orphans, jobs for the poor, or people going nowhere in life, but as a group of highly trained professionals dedicated to protect our country. Becoming a solider can change you into a better person than you were before and also change your appearance. Our country should always be prepared to defend itself. If being prepared means reinstating the draft then I think we should this a reasonable proposal. I think the tragic events of September 11 will evoke most people to agree on reinstating the draft.
Another failure of this was the division in the civil rights movement which made the SNCC consider violence which shows that Peaceful protests don’t always help change. In conclusion, Martin Luther King’s campaigns played a big part in the civil rights movement and making it successful. For example, the passing of the voting rights bill and Solidified support. However, His set-backs and failures did not always prove peaceful protests were a success and the campaigns would not have had the same impact without presidential support and other movement groups such as the SCLC and SNCC which may been seen as the main reason why Martin Luther King’s campaigns were a
Hippies were vital to American counterculture, fueling a movement to stretch accepted values, increase environmental awareness, and open ears to a generation of new music. A vibrant community of rebellious culture has always existed in America. One of the biggest rebellions was the protests on the Vietnam War, the Civil rights Movement, and the advancement of fashion by hippies. The protests against the stupidity and brutality of war began in Berkley, California in 1965 and were strictly against the accepted values of the time. As the protests continued they eventually put enough pressure on our government influencing them to bring our troops home, thus ending the United States’ involvement in Vietnam and releasing the Vietnamese from foreign colonial occupation.
Global warming is one of the most serious challenges facing us today. To protect the health and economic well-being of current and future generations, we must reduce our emissions of heat-trapping gases by using the technology, know-how, and practical solutions already at our disposal.The author Bill McKibben begins the paragraph with a pitch attitude of concern, because people have not taken seriously as global warming. McKibben says that people are mainly concerned with violence on TV or other things but do not worry about global warming. Sometimes we wonder why both climate change and the response has always been in our faces. As humans we do not realize that we are killing nature.
Martin Luther King once stated in his book, “Stride Toward Freedom”, “Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people”. In his mind he was certain we wouldn’t get anywhere with violence. “The whites were colonized. They were fed up with this taxation without representation” (Digital History, Malcolm X). In this quote Malcolm X expresses how he was aware of why the American Revolution was fought.
Illegal immigration takes place over the world; the main reason is because people want to have a better life, hell, even a chance at life itself. Granted, some legally because of extenuating circumstances. Who are we to take away their dream? If they’re willing to go through the steps to become lawful residents, then by all means, let them have a chance. We must take into account the reason why they take this major journey and what they sacrifice.
Many of the protests where interrupted by the abuse of force by the Ferguson Police Department; just like the protests during the Civil Rights Movement, corrupt officials abuse their authority and violate constitutional rights. All of this serves a purpose though cause' this is all on national television as well; in which gets their movement and message recognized. The key to success in Civil Disobedience is to gain a mass amount of supporters behind your movement, so big that it can't be ignored, or cast aside to fade away. So big that it just can't possibly just be silenced by a public apology
"America will never get its act together until we recognize how much trouble we're really in, and how much effort and shared sacrafice is needed to stop the decline. Only then will we be able to begin resuscitating the dream" (567). Cal Thomas, the author of "Is the American Dream Over?," agrees with Bob Herbert's statement "America will never get its act together until we recognize how much trouble we're really in" (Thomas 570). But Thomas only agrees with Herbert's statement to a certain extent. Thomas feels as though that Herbert is right but he's only pointing out the obvious in the matter.
Since the human race has existed slavery has existed. Many people have tried to stop slavery and segregation some have succeeded, others not so much, but those who have the courage to fight against the “flow” of the world and speak up for themselves and their ethnicities those are the people who are remembered. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one those amongst many, he will be remembered always for his bravery his courage and his ability to stand out and say “Hey, this is wrong!” I don’t know why but even though slavery had been abolished for years. There was hatred towards those of different ethnicities. 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.