Martin Luther King Jr. states “Oppressed People cannot remain oppressed forever.” (Cahn, 2009 p. 387) As we have seen throughout history, this is a true statement. Oppression is not something that sits well with any type of person that is under the oppression. To resist the oppression, one must carefully chose those laws that they fill are unjust and oppresses them, and once they are chosen then one can make a stand against the oppression. Oppression is unjust law that limits the power of the people that are oppressed into feeling powerless. The United States fought of the oppression over the colonies in the late 1700’s by first peacefully protesting the unjust taxes waged against them.
People feel they are being patriots by protesting everything the government does and find flaws with everything in this country. This also does not serve the country in a positive way. Always pointing out flaws and never helping to find a solution does not better the country in any way. To be patriotic is to love and respect fellow citizens, to take care of the land and the natural environment, to be active in elections, and to be able to see its flaws and weaknesses and to help turn them into strengths. Love and respect of fellow citizens is crucial to being patriotic.
When I think of patriotism I think of our Star Spangled Flag and what it represents. The Land of freedom where you are free to become whatever you want with your future. Patriotism doesn’t mean we complain about things like how much gasoline costs or how high the taxes are, it means that we truly have to be united and work together to make a better future for this country. To be a patriot you must show pride for your country. Perfect examples of patriots are the soldiers that risk their lives for our safety.
Locke stands firm in the belief that people can incite a revolution against their government when it begins to work against what is in the best interest of the populace (Locke, p. 112). He places limits on these actions - such as what a conqueror is entitled to and what would justify as tyrannical behavior - but still justifies the right to instigate a shift political power. On the other hand, Hobbes finds private discourse against one’s sovereign to a disease (p. 197). He finds contempt in the populace under the sovereign, noting that most of were incapable of understanding the inner mechanisms powering the sovereign (p. 207). By deeming the collective population incompetent and likening their anti-governmental chatter to a plague, it is not a reach to assume Hobbes would not prescribe a right to revolution.
During the beginning of colonial settlement, Britain did not enforce strict laws upon the colonies because it wanted them to prosper. Once war broke out between the French and the British in the French and Indian war, Britain began to enforce harsher laws and greater taxes on the colonies to draw revenue for the war. This in turn, angered the colonists and they began to think twice about having another country rule them. The colonists at the time also violated the same ideals of equality of rights and rule of law when they discriminated against the African Americans, Native Americans, and the poorer white settlers by forcing people into slavery with terrible conditions and taking land just because the colonist needed it. When the French and Indian War broke out between the British and the French, Britain hoped to use the colonies as an extra source of wealth to fight the war.
The annexation of the Philippines will only destroy our honor as a country. The taking of the Philippines is in complete hypocrisy to the social morals we have established as a nation. The United States of America was founded by the men and women who fought against the colonization of England and demanded religious freedom - people who felt oppressed and voiceless as the government enforced Catholicism on all. Do we want to impose this type of dictatorship on others? They derived the Constitution specifically separating church and state.
Government has its origins in the evil of man and is therefore a necessary evil at best.” He goes on to say that “government's sole purpose is to protect life, liberty and property, and that a government should be judged solely on the basis of the extent to which it accomplishes this goal.” Basically, Paine is stating to the common people that they have the opportunity to form their own representation of government and do it in a way that truly represents their wants and needs. He is also knocking the form of government the British have and elaborating on why they need to separate due to their own needs for America. Paine would later go into more depth of the style of government Great Britain rules with. The second and perhaps most important key point Paine was trying to explain was the Monarchy rule
There is a middle ground between fear and love with a ruler because you should not have a ruler who you do not love and agree with because then there is no point into listening to him but you should not also have a ruler who you do not fear because then if just one person disagrees with him, they will take advantage of the fact that the leader is not someone intimidating and get rid of him. Leaders should have a little bit of both traits. Fear is safer than love because you never have to worry about getting killed by a traitor or anyone ever opposing you publicly. With your people being terrified of you, you will never have to go through what President JFK went through, assassination. You will not have to ever go through opposition like Mao because will be so terrified that if you oppose them, you would kill them like Mao did.
The fact that the school think they have the right to violate the child's private life is funny. But at the same time its a little disturbing to know that they will invade our lives during our generation. As well as our fourth amendment right it is breaking, it is incriminating yourself if you show up positive. The fact that our founding fathers gave us these rights our expressions of these rights should not be stopped by anything regardless. The school system has no right to drug test anyone, due to what cause.
We begin to see that when Gulliver starts to explain to his master why England engages in war. He claims that England, under the pretext of valour and patriotism, seeks to destroy and conquer all those who are inferior to her. The English colonists usually felt that they were morally superior to the native people they were conquering. English imperialists claimed to want to civilise those whom they conquered and often used brutality and oppression although these natives were more often than not harmless. Moreover, Gulliver shows a great deal of dislike towards lawyers who his.