Three Founding Principles That Make America Great Essay

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Three Founding Principles that Make America Great Today There are many aspects of the founders visions that make which make America great today, for this essay I have chosen three principals that speak to me as a Filipino-American. These three principals are the unalienable rights afforded to all Americans, the separation of powers in the Federal Government, and the social beliefs that structure America. When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he said that men were “endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.” I believe that this helped paved the way all of the equalities that Americans enjoy today. I immediately recognized these rights and equalities when I moved from the Philippines to Hawaii. I was amazed to see my family and I being treated the same way as the native citizens, and I have remembered this all my life, especially when I became a citizen of this great land. This equality was also afforded to me when I joined the Army; it once again amazed me that I was being treated with the same respect as native citizens. As I stayed in the Army, my conviction in the principals of America became stronger, which is probably the main reason I continued my service. As the Senior Maintenance and Logistics for my organization, people would often come to me for advice, and I would be given the opportunity to give my expert opinion which was taken as gospel, something that I would have never been able to do in my native Philippines. Another founding principal that has made America successful is the separation of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the government. This had to be a unique principal at the time, given the fact that a Majority of European Country’s were ruled by the crown and not by the people. I believe that Montesquieu captured this ideology perfectly by saying “when the legislative

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