All Men Are Created Equal The most important issue facing the United States today is the battle for equal rights for gay Americans. It's necessary for this mistreatment to be ceased because we can't say America is truly equal while this discrimination goes on. The trouble with this issue is that no one can seem to agree on one final solution. We shouldn't be focusing on other matters in other countries when we can't even get our own country in order. Politicians are afraid to address this issue. Gay Americans in some states cannot marry or adopt because of the life they're born into. Because of this, they are punished unethically by the government.In the news all we hear about is America trying to liberate and make life better for people in Iraq, Haiti, and other countries. Have our own country's issues been ignored? The only problem we hear about for our country is our economy, and the gay rights battle is put on the bac
Being An AmericanBeing an American means you possess a necessary value called discrepancy. It is disagreeing with laws and ideas that you believe should be changed. It is necessary to have discrepancy or else people would never speak out, laws would remain the same, and people would live their lives in a poorly created government when it could clearly be better. Having conflicting opinions is essential to being an American. It is part of America's beginning, middle, and present. Our forefathers used it to give our nation independence. Harriet Tubman fought for it to gain her personal freedom. I use it as much as possible in reasonable situations in hopes of creating a better life for everyone.The Declaration of Independence was built from a list of disagreements with the British. The King of Great Britain imposed many laws that Americans just grew ill of overtime. Taxing Americans without letting them have a say in it was just one of many dictating acts he committed. Reverend Jonathan Mayhew coined th
InfluenceYou always hear of the common hero,Those at the right place and right time.But those are not my personal heroes;My heroes are much easier to find.Their influence continues on and onFor days, decades, and to the doom of mankind.Where it ends is impossible to solve.Their power cannot be defined.We trust them with our lives.We trust them through and throughTo plant a seed inside our mindsFor one day us to use.Then one day we'll reach our primeAnd plant new seeds in other minds.We'll broadcast ideas from prior timesTo hope that higher we can climb.These heroes are far from scarceAnd one of life's necessary features.We ask you please to stay what you are:A person, a hero, a teacher.