America Land of the Free

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When America was first formed it was deemed land of the free and home of brave with freedom to go as you please and hold a weapon. As America progressed into the future it has lost its luster and has become a country of laws that no longer protect the freedom that Americans once had. This loss of control has turned America for the worse and is creating a home that is less wanted by all. America is no longer land of the free and home of the brave. It has been disheveled into a state of turmoil with freedom not being a main priority and people are being frisked against their will as well as the government is pushing their programs which does not help the overall state of Americas economy. One of the first issues with the “new” America could easily be dealt with using the second amendment. Many people misunderstand this amendment and believe that it is only the right to protect a militia not the right for all people to have control of guns (reading). This misunderstanding could be the reason as to why so many laws are placed into effect although the law does state “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” (amend. II). This means that people have the right to have guns and that the government should not be allowed to take that right away unless under circumstances of crime. Although they are taking civilians guns away the crime rate should go down. This being said, in the case of the United States it continues to rise compared to Switzerland where there are few gun laws and crime rates are exceedingly low. This could be due to the attitude of the Swiss which is based on civic virtue whereas America does not train in civic virtue (Guns). In Switzerland, they issue all males assault rifles for their militi... ... middle of paper ... ...hen P. Halbrook." Guns, Crime, and the Swiss - by Stephen P. Halbrook. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. "The NSA May Not Be Listening to Your Private Phone Calls, but It Has Been Watching Your Private Parts." ZDNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. "Reading the Second Amendment." : The Freeman : Foundation for Economic Education. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. Sanchez, Ray, and Haley Draznin and Steve Kastenbaum. "New York Drops Appeal of Controversial Stop-and-frisk Ruling." CNN. Cable News Network, 30 Jan. 2014. Web. 21 Feb. 2014. Sprung, Shlomo. "25 More Signs That America Is Not The Greatest Country On Earth." Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 25 June 2012. Web. 24 Feb. 2014. U.S. Const. amend. II, sec. 1 U.S. Const. amend. IV, sec. 1 "Yes, the Obamacare Train Wrecks Continue. | National Review Online." National Review Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2014.
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