18 September 2013
Fighting for Legal Rights
The question of whether to let Illegal Immigrants become legal citizens has been a heated debate for decades. Illegal immigrants should have free will and independence just like the rest of the legal citizens. Immigrants leaving their country, looking for a job, and trying to find a better life just to create a more. Illegal immigrants should be allowed to be legal citizens due to having more freedom and rights in what they want to achieve in doing. It doesn't matter where you come from, what color you are, or how you look everybody is equal and deserve to have equal rights and chances in life.
Without immigration, The United States would not be nearly so diverse as it is today. For every immigrant that comes to America fleeing political or religious persecution, thousands more came in hope of a better quality for themselves, for their families, and for their descendants (“Destination America”). Illegal immigrants would not leave their country for no reason, they just want to get away from all that has been happening whether that was good or bad. Millions of people who immigrated to America came to live in a democratic society or to worship freely (“Destination America”). There's a huge population of different ethnicity that transfer to America to have independency and to believe in their own faith. In the Mid 1800’s, Irish immigrants were scorned as lazy drunks. Today the same fears are raised about immigrants from Latin America and Asia, but current critics of immigration are as wrong as their counterparts were in previous era (“Enriched and Enhanced”). Citizens should not judge the ethnicities now to the ones back then because nowadays the illegal immigrants is what's making a difference in the world. Immigrants just want to find a better place to improve their living and to have a safe environment to do what they want to do so they come to America to do that since...
...African Americans: Fighting For Their Rights
During the mid 1950s to late 1960s African Americans started responding to the oppressive treatment shown to them by the majority of white people in the country. They responded to the segregation of blacks and whites during that time and the double standards the African Americans were held to. African Americans responded to their suppression by participating in boycotts, marches, sit-ins, and trying to get legislation passed so that they could overcome their degrading situation. They were successful in many of these actions and through them brought around more rights for African Americans.
Boycotts were a major way that the African Americans got their voices and wants heard. The most famous boycott was probably the Montgomery Bus Boycott. After the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat to a white man, Martin Luther King Jr., urged the people of Montgomery to boycott the bus system. African Americans didn’t want to be considered substandard to white people, and they didn’t want to be forced to be subservient to them on buses. They didn’t think it was fair that they had to sit in the back of buses and give up their seats to white people. As King put it, “[…] there comes a time when people get tired of being trampled over by the iron feet of oppression” (King 347). Because African Americans were ready to do something to support their rights they followed...
5 April 2011
Fighting For the Right
Propaganda is all around us. “For good or evil, propaganda pervades our daily lives, helping to shape our attitudes on a thousand subjects” (Cross 123). Propaganda unknowingly reinforces our own opinions, from everyday subjects like the movies we see to world-wide issues such as our next presidential leader. There are millions of issues surrounding our world, most that have organizations fighting for their cause. These organizations use propaganda to attack either your brain or heart in order to gain support. PETA, which is an acronym that stand for people for the ethical treatment of animals, is a famous non-profit organization working towards ending animal cruelty. This organization specializes in campaigns that attack different associations they claim are ridding animals of their rights. But for most, PETA is recognizable through various campaign posters featuring respectable celebrity figures. One poster in particular was guaranteed to catch the eyes of many, this being Pamela Anderson’s vegetarian ad for PETA. In this sexy ad for PETA, the blonde bombshell shows some serious skin in a string bikini and looks as if she's been tagged by a butcher, making it clear that humans and animals are composed of identical parts. Pamela Anderson’s vegetarian campaign poster for PETA successfully utilizes many propaganda theories brought to...
...someone will give to you. You don't have the depth of conviction. You don't have an emotional sonorousness. You don't have commitment to tasks that would take more than a lifetime to commit.
2:55I was reminded of a common response through history of how you build a solid Adam II, how you build a depth of character. Through history, people have gone back into their own pasts, sometimes to a precious time in their life, to their childhood, and often, the mind gravitates in the past to a moment of shame, some sin committed, some act of selfishness, an act of omission, of shallowness, the sin of anger, the sin of self-pity, trying to be a people-pleaser, a lack of courage. Adam I is built by building on your strengths. Adam II is built by fighting your weaknesses. You go into yourself, you find the sin which you've committed over and again through your life, your signature sin out of which the others emerge,and you fight that sin and you wrestle with that sin, and out of that wrestling, that suffering, then a depth of character is constructed. And we're often not taught to recognize the sin in ourselves, in that we're not taught in this culture how to wrestle with it, how to confront it, and how to combat it. We live in a culture with an Adam I mentality where we're inarticulate about Adam II.
4:12Finally, Reinhold Niebuhr summed up the confrontation, the fully lived Adam I and Adam II life, this way: "Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our...
Travis R. Drakeford
ITT Technical Institute
The Ugly Canadian
An article from Amir Attaran called “The Ugly Canadian” is an article have Mr. Attaran fighting for Canadian rights. Attaran studied law and decided to become a Canadian despite learning its disappointing flaws throughout his educational career. Amir Attaran really was aim to convince Canadians that the government is disgracing their image and that they are not living up to the standards that have been set for their selves. He has presented a convincing argument that the Canadian government believes in the “exceptionalism” (Attaran 217) of our country and this has tarnished our country’s progression in becoming a respected nation. The ways that Attaran done that was by describing Canada’s trading health and human rights laws and instilling a vision in his audience of a corrupt and cruel nation. His target audience was all the Canadian, political leader or student studying Canadian history. His lack of source have him have little evidence to support his argument or amplify his ethos. Attaran believe and had faith in a man name Lester Pearson’s ideology drives his passion and dislike for the new agenda Canada’s government has adopted, that will highly persuades his audience.
Amir Attaran enforces his ethos by allowing his readers to see he is experienced and well educated in his discipline. This...
...COMMON PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Looking backwards in human history, one can find many people who, wanting to fight for their own rights, ended battling for what is morally good and correct for a whole country. Born in different nations, of different cultures and struggling for different reasons, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Estela Barnes de Carlotto have demonstrated, through direct and non-violent action, that common people can obtain welfare for themselves, for their contemporaries and for future generations.
The childhood and adolescence of these two people show parallels but also great differences. Mandela was born in 1918 in a village in South Africa, and groomed to adopt high office as Chief after his father’s death. He heard his elders’ stories about his ancestors’ braveness when fighting for their fatherland and wanted to bestow freedom to his people. His primary education took place at a local mission school and his secondary studies at a Wesleyan school of some repute in Healdtown. After that he went to University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree, which he finished by correspondence after being suspended for joining in a protest boycott. Estela Barnes, born in 1930, was the only child in a lower-middle class home. She was a very good student; she liked theatre, reciting poems, singing, and being the conciliator between their class mates every time they had differences. She went to...
...Improving Illegal Immigration In The United States
“We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”
- President Bill Clinton
You may notice that there are increasing numbers of people moving to the United States. They come from everywhere around the world and choose to settle in the United States. It is happening for many reasons, such as temperature, breeding, economic, political, family re-unification, natural disaster, poverty or the wish to change their surroundings voluntarily. In my experience, the reason why most Chinese people move to the United States is because the economy is more developed than China. They wish to get a green card in the U.S. There are several ways to get a green card in the United States. For example, people who work in the United States may have a chance to get green card, and people who married with a U.S. citizen can get a green card. However, some people may not meet the requirements but they still want to immigrate to the United States. So they try to find other ways to enter and stay in the United States. People who want to immigrate to the U.S. may get temporary work visas and then never leave. This is one of the reasons that illegal immigration has become widespread. Illegal immigration has long been a problem in the United States, especially since the latter half of the twentieth century. There are...
...movements and many campaigns that involve rights of those concerned. Human rights, animal rights, women’s rights, child rights, minority rights, prisoner’s rights, right to freedom, right to education, right to potable water, right to fight, right to eat, right to sleep, rights of the aged,rights of the marginalised, rights of refugees and war victims, rights of these and rights of those, rights of the left and rights of the right, etc,etc. The list is endless.
It is not my intention to mock those who are suffering and those whose rights have beendeprived but I at times wonderwhy the activists and concerned souls who are serving the deprived don’t want to delve into their own duties and the duties & responsibilities of those whoserights they seem to support, uphold and protect.
For after all, rights and duties are the two sides of the same coin, just as remembering and forgetting are
The problem has assumed such epic proportions in the West that parents are even scared to punish their own children for fear of invoking the wrath of the child rights activists who seem to forget that in the long run a certain amount of discipline is good...
...Fighting For What Is Right
Hannah Johnson, the mother of an African-American soldier and the daughter of a run away slave, writes to President Abraham Lincoln in hopes of emotionally appealing to him on the subject of equality amongst African-American soldiers. Johnson’s main argument, visited throughout her letter, is her deep concern for her son along with thousands of other African-American men fighting for their country and the unjust treatment they are receiving despite their service.
Hannah Johnson is a very courageous woman. She portrays this characteristic by claiming the right and duty of personal petition to the highest official in the land, despite that, as an African-American woman, her status as a citizen was still contested. Not only is she writing this letter discussing equality to the President of the United States but she also suggests to President Lincoln different ways to ensure equality for African-American soldiers. Johnson uses words such as, “you ought to,” and “you must,” and “don’t do this,” and “stop this,” as if she has the authority to be able to command President Lincoln of what he should and should not do. These statements may imply that Johnson is out of place but I do not think that her intention was to undermine President Lincoln and his ideals on how the country should be led. Instead, I think that Johnson is so passionate about the topic of equality for African-American soldiers...