Citizens Should Essays

  • Gun Control - We Should Give a Gun to Every Citizen

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    Gun Control – We Should Give a Gun to Every Citizen If the second amendment to the United States Constitution clearly states that, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed,” why do our lawmakers constantly debate the topic of weapons? Radical Democrats wish to make all guns illegal, meaning only policemen and servicemen would be equipped with guns (“Mission”). Radical Republicans (i.e. Charlton Heston), on the other hand, wish to place no restrictions whatsoever

  • Direct Democracy Vs Representative Democracy

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    theory. Rousseau's ideal society would be where the citizens were directly involved in the creation of the laws which are to govern their lives. He maintained that, "all citizens should meet together and decide what is best for the community and enact the appropriate laws. Any law which was not directly created by the citizens is not valid, and if those laws are imposed on people, that is equivalent to the people being enslaved. The citizens of a society must both develop and obey...

  • The Funeral Oration of Pericles

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    had to talk about the lives of both the deceased and the ancestors of the deceased. At the end of the eulogy Pericles has told about the soldiers and the ancestors of Athens but it seems that he is not sure if he has been able to get through to the citizens of Athens. “My task is now finished. I have performed it to the best of my ability, and in words, at least, the requirements of the law are now satisfied.“ (Thucydides, 109) The speech told the significant life the departed lived and the great things

  • Government Providing for the Poor

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    its citizens live equally among one another in a society based on a contract, which allows the most leeway for individual developments and successes. Every man must fend for himself in this society that allows for personal establishment. Sumner also says, "It follows, however, that one man, in a free state, cannot claim help from, and cannot be charged to give help to, another." He directly says that it cannot be imposed upon the American Government that hard-working tax-paying citizens should have

  • Comparison of Lao-tzu and Machiavelli

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    tools of fear; a decent man will avoid them except in the direst necessity and, if compelled, will use them only with the utmost restraint.” On the other hand Machiavelli wrote in Prince, “Francesco Sforza became Duke of Milan from being a private citizen because he was armed; his sons, since they avoided the inconveniences of arms, bec...

  • Declaration Of Independence

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    of the People A democracy is a system of government controlled by the people, not by one certain group or individual. In the Declaration of Independence it states that “all men are created equal,” an idea which leads to the concept that all citizens should have the same rights, responsibilities, and influence in the governing of their country. In writing the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson was trying to break his ties with the harsh and non-democratic rule of the British and begin a

  • All Students Should be Required to Study a Foreign Language

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    All Students Should be Required to Study a Foreign Language Educators historically have argued over the propriety of offering various academic courses. One recent yet continuing argument on American college campuses tends to pit school against school, professor against professor, student against student, school against professor, professor against student and student against school. The issue is whether or not courses in a foreign language should be required to attain a Bachelor's degree. Some

  • confant Conflict of Passion and Reason in Sophocles' Antigone

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    Conflict of Passion and Reason in Sophocles' Antigone "Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world” (Sophocles page #). Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned what not to be like as a citizen or person. In Antigone, written by Sophocles, there are two main characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Both being unwilling to change, they both seal

  • Europeans and the EURO

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    Europeans and the EURO - A New Era Monetary Union represents a major step forward in the building of Europe and one of the most ambitious collective projects at the tail-end of this century. All European citizens should be fully aware of the extent of the change taking place, a change which goes far beyond the framework of the financial markets alone. Today’s presentation, which is aimed not at the experts but at the future users of the Euro, that is, all of us, offers an excellent opportunity

  • The Character of John Proctor in The Crucible

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    future.  On the very first day that the town starts buzzing about witches, John questions Reverend Parris' motives in front of several of Salem's most prominent citizens when he learns that Parris has sent for the Reverend John Hale, an expert on witches, without calling a town meeting first.  A firm believer that the citizens should decide on Salem's course of action; John uses this situation ... ... middle of paper ... ...ches. In his determination to gain back his strength of

  • Gun Control in America

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    included this in our bill of rights because they feared the federal government might oppress the population if the people did not have the means to defend themselves as a nation and as individuals. Law-abiding citizens should have the right to protect themselves against danger. One way citizens can protect themselves is through concealed carry permits. A concealed carry permit allows the permit holder to carry a gun (concealed) in most public places. If an applicant meets a set of requirements, a concealed

  • james madison

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    essay is to help the readers understand how the structure of the proposed government makes liberty possible. Each branch should be, for the most part, in Madison's opinion, independent. To assure such independence, no one branch should have too much power in selecting members of the other two branches. If this principle were strictly followed, it would mean that the citizens should select the president, the legislators, and the judges. But, the framers recognized certain practical difficulties in making

  • Literary Utopian Societies

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    indicate problems in contemporary society (Eurich 5, Targowski 1). Over the years, utopian societies have been beneficial in setting improved standards for society. By pointing out the faults of society, improvement is the most likely next step. Citizens should take advantage of utopian literature in order to better future societal conditions (Nelson 104). Because it is impossible to create a perfect society in which everyone’s needs can be met, society must analyze utopias in order to improve their

  • Comparing The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthrone and The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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    Pearl. Reverend Dimmesdale, the secret father of the child, struggles against himself due to the fact that he doesn’t confess to everyone his sin. Religion was of great importance in the Puritan society. It gave a guideline for the morals that citizens should follow. In Miller’s novel, Puritan religion was at the center of town. People were judged by it, and were only and not with the devil holy if they followed it. They were also questioned by it. Hale asks Proctor, “… I note that you are rarely in

  • Immigrant Should Be A Legal Citizen

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    Rights are something you should have, something you want to fight for. To have rights in my opinion you should be a legal citizen because you are displaying that you are loyal to our beautiful country. I am not being predigest to anyone; if they are white, african american, mexican, native, asian, and or a pacific islander; they should be a legal citizen if they want the rights everyone else who is a legal citizen has. I believe nothing is stopping them from becoming a legal citizen, all they have to do

  • Government Should Not Spy On Citizens

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    The U.S. Government Should Not Spy On Citizens Should the Government spy on the U.S. Citizens? I believe they shouldn't because, it's invading our privacy. They say that they spy on us because,the Government prevents thousands of terrorist attacks every single year by programs that pick up keywords and that they aren't always listening or reading everyones conversations, they do it only when they have a reason. They should not be able to spy on us unless it's really important

  • American Citizens Should Learn English

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    American Citizens Should Learn English On February 2009, The English Language Unity Act was introduced. This act would make english the official language of the U.S. What does that mean? It means that every service given by the government will only be given in english. So what's going to happen to all the people that don't know how to speak English? How are they going to understand? Well the only way is to force them to learn english. How can we do that? We can do this by showing them the benefits

  • Why US Citizens Should Vote

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    Why U.S. Citizens Should Vote People have many different reasons why they may or may not vote. U.S. citizens should use their vote because it is their earned right, it helps them to affect change, and it ensures that their voice is heard. Furthermore, children and other members of society who cannot vote depend on voters to make the right choices on their behalf. When voting, we as citizens are participating in the free will, and the earned right, from the men and woman that has fought and died

  • Grenada

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    of ensuring safety to our citizens, the invasion of Grenada is an example of where we overstepped our legal bounds, fabricated justifications and reacted without preparation, inconsiderate of the criticism which was definite to follow. A main concern of the United States was its 1,000 citizens on the island. Of these citizens, 600 were medical students at St. George University. Because of the political turmoil, the U.S. stated to its public that the students and citizens on Grenada were in danger

  • politics today

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    politics on many different levels. They may have participated through a direct democracy, in which they directly governed, or they may have participated through a representative democracy, in which they participated by electing representatives. As citizens’, people have participated in politics to attain the things they needed or wanted, the valued things. Participation in politics has been the way that people have a voice and change the things that directly affect their lives. Throughout the course