Bush’s intentions with the speech is to calm the country, and be their president. Since Bush is the president, he already has a big ethos. However, he also points out in the speech, to underscores his ethos even more, that he has control over the situation, and that America does not need to be worry about theirs safety even though what just happened a few hours ago. He says:” Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it is prepared.” He underscores that America is strong and powerful and that they are not afraid of the future because they can and will handle it.
To each and every Puritan colonist, there was no greater objective than the acquisition of moral perfection. Puritan life revolved around perfection and contained many rules for right and wrong. God hovered over Puritans, governing their successes, failures, and positions throughout life. At the same time, he also punished, shunned, and rejected those who did not abstain from sin and did not lead virtuous lives. In his Autobiography, Benjamin Franklin recognized the merit of the virtuous life that Puritan colonist hold so dear.
This section speaks solely regarding the past, and the equality of our nation. Firstly, Lincoln alludes to the Declaration of Independence, and what it states, which is, “...all men are created equal.” With saying this, Lincoln proved his credibility and made it clear that he is trying his best to equalize his people. Lincoln proved his credibility by demonstrating to his people that he did his research, and has paid close attention to the previous events that occurred in their country. Another aspect of the speech that proved him credible, was his diction, for 87 years ago, which in this case was, “Four score and seven years ago….” Additionally, Lincoln capitalized the word, “Liberty.” By doing so, he emphasized its importance, and connects back to his claim, that peace and equality should be obtained, like the Declaration of Independence states. Lastly, Lincoln’s syntax in this first section, is very
He shows humility by making his winning the election not a personal gain, but a victory for the American people as a whole. JFK was also an outspoken Catholic and alluded to God many times in his speech. He also alludes to many historical events to establish his credibility with his audience. He makes it clear that he has “sworn before [everybody] and God Almighty the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago” (Kennedy). The purpose of this statement is to establish his commitment to providing for the common good of the nation by taking the oath of office.
Lee’s military brilliance was such that his tactics are still taught today at West Point, even though he fought for the Confederacy. While this war has been vilified by historians, his character was to such a high degree that no historian as been able to slander or defame his name. For, above all of his military prowess, Lee was first and foremost a devout Christian, “My chief concern is to try and be an humble, earnest Christian” (Lee qtd. in Wilkins). During the retreat from Petersburg, an orderly described him as being, “Self-contained and serene…It was a striking illustration of Christian fortitude, the result of an habitual endeavor to faithfully perform the duties of one’s station, and of unquestioning trust in the decrees of an all-wise Creator” (Wilkins 315).
Courage and Moral Leadership Week 5 Assignment Sybil E. Davis PAD 515 Leadership and Conflict Resolution Dr. Michael Popejoy Strayer University 06 November 2011, Sunday President Barack Obama is high on the Courage and Moral Leadership seat because he displays the qualities of enthusiasm, integrity, loyalty, tact, courage, and dependability. I believe what kept President Obama with such high qualities of Moral Leadership is his Pastor, Reverend Obama’s Spiritual Mentor. President Obama integrity what keep him with his moral leadership. In order for a leader to be effective, they must be honest with their followers. Leaders who display their ethical behaviors during their everyday agenda, nonetheless; demands that honest from their followers.
We also find an ideal – a heroic personage – that we can follow without thought and with near total faith. It is because of our faithfulness to our Cowboy hero that the adoption of the Cowboy image is common in the American presidency, first by Lyndon B. Johnson (36th president) then by Ronal Reagan (40th) and most recently by the 43rd and current president, George W. Bush. The Cowboy image is used in the presidency to create an air of masculinity, bravery and commonality which encourage the American people to place their faith in the actions and opinions of the president. Yet the unshakable faith that we place in masculinity and in the Cowboy image will eventually cause the destruction of both. The American people tend to follow those leaders who exhibit an abstract concept called masculinity.
As a visionary leader, he proposed a new country that would thrive without the relentless scrutiny of its Mother country. Washington’s moral and intellectual aptitude permitted him to approach the notion of war expansively and holistically. His morality under no circumstances failed to show his humility and his resiliency revealed his integrity and character. He proposed numerous routes and campaigns that helped the Americans to fight and defend themselves against the British in a practical manner. The competency of intelligence and moral character was and will always be crucial to any position of
A child should not have to worry about racism at any point in their lives. Logos were used to describe the beliefs Reverend Jeremiah Wright. “He used incendiary language to express… rightly offend white and black alike.” What is this teaching our children of the future? That it is okay to have a church with only your race? Wright is not the only reason of racism but he certainly isn’t trying to stop it.
Allegory and Exemplum in Arthurian Legend It is a rarity to read a piece of literature that does not host an underlying message. Bias in works of literature exists in many forms, but the most universal bias is religion. In Arthurian legend, the Code of Chivalry generated moral standards everyone should strive to live by. Arthurian Knights are supposed to be superior. The knights are to live by the highest standards of life, the roots of which are in Christianity.