Sydney relied on Dith to get the scoop for him due to the language barrier.—not to mention, to get the coveted award-winning story—, while Dith needs Sydney to send his family to the safety of America. But Dith’s role and need for Sydney goes beyond a connection in the embassy. It is clear through the movie that Dith takes pride in being a journalist and because he knows Sydney needs him, Dith’s love for and loyalty to the American makes the allegiance even stronger. The movie suggests the dependencies between and exploitation of correspondents and the local assistants. The movie suggests it goes further than just translator and guide.
Krikorian presents a good argument and has done his homework. The author seems to respect patriotism and feels we have a greater obligation to our citizens than foreigners. Krikorian speaks of a country we once were when our grandparents came to America but not that same country now. He argues our immigration laws need to be shaped to improve the United States along with the government enforcing more stringent immigration laws. This would shrink the illegal population and life for American workers would improve.
One of the problems with this popular culture is that so many Americans have a sense of entitlement. Gone are the days when rewards were the result of hard work. This sense of entitlement based ethics means that we feel that we have a right to things—a nice home, a well paying job, new car and an easy life. We see no reason that they shouldn’t be given to us, just by being--we are entitled. We are a culture of complainers.
For example, if we know someone is on welfare, we tend to think they are lazy and don't care. When we see poor people, we say they deserve their life because they are lazy and don't try hard enough, and we say homeless people are addicts/alcoholics, but in reality most people in the US are one paycheck from disaster. Really, we as a hole need to stop and think, when we see poor, homeless or people receiving government assistance that could be us, and they
Despite this, Zenger’s defense found every opportunity to present that truth should be a justifiable defense in a libel case. The defense also argued that free speech was fundamental to a good, successful government. John Peter Zenger was found not guilty of the charges. There is much controversy regarding the importance of the Zenger Affair’s impact on the history of New York. Some say that it was nothing more than an inconclusive political confrontation.
The United States does not have a caste system like in India and other countries. In the United States, anyone can be successful regardless of their surroundings and family background. Many people will say you are where you came from, but that is simply not true. A person who comes from a poor family can work hard and become just as successful as someone who comes from a rich family. There are certainly many advantages of coming from a rich or high class family, but with hard work and determination one can make a great and better life for themselves.
No one has the right to legislate how people dress nevertheless if sagging becomes to the point where indecent exposure is exposed then these actions are perfectly acceptable. We are known as “The land of the free” and America takes pride in our reputation however placing laws on style of dress is not only iniquitous but unconstitutional. The main objective of this rule is to single out and label one style of dress because it originated in the community of color. If saggy pants started with people of wealth rather than the ‘lower class’, everything would be peachy but because of where its original point, it’s frowned upon. Critics of baggy pants are the modern day prejudice whites.
He uses figurative language to show how migrants do not respect their land and are “people who root themselves in ideas rather than places.” By this he means that people, who migrate, only migrate for the ideas and stereotypes of a country and not its beauty. In addition, Sanders also uses antithesis to point out that he disagrees with Rushdie. Sanders wrote, “ the belief that movement is inherently good, staying put is bad; that uprooting brings tolerance, while rootedness breeds intolerance.” He antithesizes to point out Rushdie’s belief and compare it with his and by doing so he shows how Rushdie is wrong. Lastly, Sanders uses parallelism to show how migration has brought us to a corrupt and a malevolent society. He first writes in line 3, “From the beginning, our heroes have been sailors, explorers, cowboys, prospectors…” This exhibits that since the beginning our “suppose” heroes are the people who have done other people wrong.
In the United States, Nike is seen as being victorious, never failing, and representing the American way of life through it’s marketing and means of representing its product. In foreign countries however, Nike represents the negative side of the American way of life such as oppression of minorities or people with lesser power. When a company wants to promote a product, its name is a very important aspect (Simonin.) It shouldn’t be too long or awkward sounding or else people would dislike saying the name. Nike is a short and easy to use word.
Civic Involvement – A Founding Principle of American Values In The Founders’ Embrace of Both Rights and Duties, Thomas West does an excellent job of explaining John Locke’s theories regarding government and citizenship. Of course Locke was arguably the strongest influence to the Founders and the formation of the American Republic. The first concept is that duty is implied in ones’ “unalienable rights”. One can pursue life, liberty, and happiness, as long as they are not infringing on anyone else’s life or liberty. One’s first interest is self-preservation, but “Lockean self-interest proves to be inseparable from service to others.” (West, 2008, p. 594) Locke also speaks of Biblical principles where a man born free must work for himself and not live off the labor of others.