The First Amendment reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. The First Amendment makes it legal to burn the American Flag. Lastly, flag burning should not be illegal because, if it were to be, Americans would have their right taken away. As Supreme Court Justice William Brennan stated, in a flag burning case, "Punishing desecration of the flag dilutes the very freedom that makes this emblem so
The argument is usually the same: one side insists that if officials eradicated guns, thus abolishing the Second Amendment, gun violence will somehow go away. Contrarily, the pro- gun side argues that this invades our rights as humans to protect ourselves. It seems ironic that a debate about the morality of building and owning bombs doesn’t flare when a mass bombing kills dozens, sometimes hundreds. For the argument of fairness, one could suggest that purchasing the materials to build a bomb of any kind could be punishable by law regardless of knowing the intent of the individual. Just as a law abiding American citizen seeking to purchase a gun might potentially be prosecuted if the Second Amendment is dropped from the Constitution.
Fact NOT Opinion: Gun Control Doesn’t Work vs. Gun Control The 2nd Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Lorri Anderson, in her article “Fact NOT Opinion: Gun Control Doesn’t Work,” attempts to convey the idea that the government and media are to an extent, responsible for misleading the public of relevant statistical information pertaining to gun control in the USA. She implies that, “Everyone should have the right to bear arms,” and her ultimate purpose is to justify that, “It is not the guns that are bad; it is the individuals carrying them.” Therefore, CCW (Carrying Concealed Weapon) carriers should be permitted to carry arms anywhere and not just be limited to having them in their homes. Anderson uses statistics from the Department of Public Safety and recounts past shooting events across the country to support her point. Anderson adopts a patriotic tone in an effort to appeal to readers that may disagree with her argument.
Kyle Dooley Dellinger AP Lang 2 July, 2012 Flag Burning: Antipatriotic? In my own opinion, the burning of the US flag is both antipatriotic and not antipatriotic. It is antipatriotic because families and friends of fallen soldiers my think it is in disrespect to their fallen hero, however, it is not antipatriotic because it is a freedom of symbolic speech. First, the way that burning the US flag is antipatriotic is that men and women have all died for it and what it means to them. From October of 2001 to May of 2012, 54,830 people have died or been wounded due to the current war on terror, and those that did die, their families and friends find it disrespectful because of their loved ones sacrifice.
It depends on who you are asking if you ask a Christian they will tell you any war is unjust because god would not want you to kill others. He would want you to turn the cheek. Others may say it is just if it’s in defense. In this paper, I will explain why the Vietnam War was just. The United States got involved in the Vietnam War from 1954 -1964 to prevent and contain communism.
The Truman Doctrine of 1947 changed America’s view on the subject. The Truman doctrine states that the US would support free countries trying to resist oppression. It is possible to follow the Monroe Doctrine today, if one is referring to political affairs, and not to trade. However, just because it is possible doesn’t mean that we should or that we are doing it. Isolation of the Nation has been tried before, with detrimental results.
More arguments wanting to keep this ban is allowing openly gay troops in the military will invite illicit behavior, and having gays openly in the military will invade troops privacy with living arrangements and open showers. Americans against don’t ask don’t tell have many reasons for their point of view and more backup to support their reasoning. Some consider don't ask don't tell to be unconstitutional. Many people against don't ask don't tell believe it takes away rights and is unfair to people fighting for our rights. Ones sexual orientation doesn't effect their work performance.
The Patriot Act authorizes unethical and unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens with a negligible improvement in national security. Free speech, free thinking, and a free American lifestyle cannot survive in the climate of distrust and constant fear created by the Patriot Act. The words that Bush once said about protecting civil liberties have been forgotten. Undoubtedly, The Patriot Act takes away individual privacy rights and liberties from American citizens in exchange for the “greater good” of the country. The first reason of how the Patriot Act negatively affects our society is by taking away freedom of speech and the right to express and communicate ideas.
Desecration of the American Flag….. REALLY!! I am an American Veteran and I am strongly against the desecration of the American Flag. I will try not to be biased as I write this paper to show both sides of the argument. I will admit that will be a little hard but I think I can do it.