Disobedience has proven to be a successful means of promoting social progress. Martin Luther King Jr used peaceful means of rebellion, such as boycotting busses and sit-ins, to help repair some of America’s most discriminating Laws and regulations. These acts were successful because they were well thought and dignified protests. Then in turn, the protests gained support and the movement grew in strength. The protests did not attack the power they were defying, but simply stood up for the message they were trying send. A protest is a highly effective way to defy a social power by gaining attention. However, when protests begin to attack the power at bay, attention can turn negative quickly and actually hinder public support that pushes social change.
President Barack Obama did many things to get to the positions he is at now.” Obama himself struggled with his mixed-race identity and sought to figure out how he fit in with the rest of the world”(Source B). He also had many problems growing up and many complications to get through school since he didn’t have much money. But Obama showed great appreciation for the things he had. He went out in his community becoming a great leader. Not only did he go out in his community and be a leader, But he showed great leadership, as a senate and as a president.Barack Obama was more than just an ordinary President, but he showed great leadership, hard work and cared for others than himself.
In a few days Donald Trump will become our president of the United States. Between Obama and Trump they are so much different Obama is a whole different person from Trump. I realized so much in these two from their speeches they did,from the way they talk, body language, and how they act around the press. I realized and i always knew that Trump would never make a good president just from speech. I have always liked Obama he did amazing things for us, he changed so many things in the US i am glad he was our president.
There have been several arguments regarding protesting police violence. For decades, the constant battle of whether or not protesting is effective has been tarnishing our communities. Demanding change and different outcomes, citizens within the communities ban together in hopes of finding common ground. In doing so, it has unified minorities in the communities as well as brought partnership amongst them, forcing changes to be made.
As protesting goes on emotions build up which can result in a public revolt that
You have those people who want their voices heard in a positive way. You always have to cause destruction and chaos when you feel strong about something; because you think it will help. You can partake in your freedom of speech and peacefully protest. If you do this you do not have to worry about much because it’s your constitutional right to do so. Peaceful protesting in many cases can solve more problems than violence can. It is a simple and easy way to release your frustration in a calm peaceful manner.
Like the white southerner of the 1960's may look on the Civil Rights movement, many see the issues of today's protests of no concern and believe that the upset parties should “just go home”. Liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, fascist or anarchist, both sides of each political spectrum view each other with distrust and animosity over the issues that they feel are important. However, what many forget to remember is that if we were to only allow “important” civil disobedience or “justified” protesting, how would we ever be able to set up qualifications for this criteria? Once we ban one group from exercising this right, then it will only be a matter of time until all groups will lose this right, as each cause has some importance to
We tell our children to be the alpha male and to do whatever it takes to be the first, to get what they want, but in reality it isn't that way.Life sometimes not matter how tough we want something or no matter what we do, we don't always get it, and when this happens, it taught us that we didn't try hard enough or that there is a way to get it. Many people refer to illegal ways or more comfortable ways to obtain what they think they need, and will step on others ways so to make room for themselves. The freedom riders wanted justice, but they didn't recur to violence, they protested peacefully.We watch it nowadays with many African Americans, they protest, but they cause damage to other cities, let's look at Michael brown, he was a young man who shot because “the cop was racist”.This is what the media tell us but in reality, it's not that way Mr. Brown was shot after hitting the police officer, he was merely trying to defend himself. After the judge ruled the cop was not guilty, many people protested. What this event cause were many riots and one of the worse happen in Montgomery. The Montgomery riot leads to many catastrophes, violence and destruction around the city. I understand the subject of matter is a serious one, but one cannot reoccur to these barbaric methods to solve this issue. One can learn the best way to resolve conflicts of this matter is to peacefully protest, one can “break” the law which mistreats others as the freedom riders did the ride busses to the deep south where no other African American had gone. I think our generation needs to learn this concept and that is that no matter how bad a
Protesting has existed for decades as an option to get your voice heard. The problem is it cannot always be justify because of the occasional
This is one of the issues we face because we always believe that people have a right to be angry, which they do, from the story I believe that expressing ones opinions through anger will reduce one’s ability to have influence. When we look at civil disobedience as the “voluntary disobedience of established laws based on our own moral beliefs defined by Rawls (1971) “as a public, non violent, conscientious, yet political act contrary to law and usually done with the aim of bringing about a change in law or policies of the government. Also citing from Martin Luther King Jr. “A just law is one that is consistent with morality, an unjust law is any that degrades human personality or compels a minority to obey something the majority does not adhere to or is a law that the minority had no part in making.” Protestors got people’s attention but created problems financially which resulted to violence. . Pollock stated that Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Henry Thoreau agreed with St. Augustine that “an unjust law is no law at all”
While both candidates used primarily ethos for their arguments, and both were effective with their ethos arguments, so much so that neither really beat the other on providing ethical appeals. Though for logical appeals Trump provided more logical appeals than Clinton, for example Trump brought up that stop-and-frisk lowered murders for New York. While Clinton bundles that without stop-and-frisk crimes including murders are down which is also true, but as Trump said murders are going up after stop-and-frisk was no longer in use. They were both right in this instance, because murders were at their third lowest, but murders were at their lowest when stop-and-frisk was invoked, and with this argument Trump took over the logical appeal for the debate. Then going on the emotional appeals that the candidates presented, Clinton coame up almost with no emotional appeals for her argument, while Trump came up with quite a few. Trump uses the fact that he would never thought he would be making as much money as his is now, and how people should support someone that has grown from the ground up with their life, and he attempts to make many more arguments trying to appeal to people's emotional side. While Clinton only really tries to make an emotional appeal when she states that her father was a small business owner that gave them a nice middle class living, which doesn’t really move as many people as saying they have gone from nothing to something. Leaving Trump to have provided the most effective emotional appeals to his argument. All together Trump provided the most appeals for his argument by having provided more logical and emotional appeals than Clinton and the same amount of ethical appeals as her as
I grew up with Barack Obama. He’s at least the best president from the two that were in office since I’ve been on this earth when it comes to the state of this country. By the end of George Bush’s presidency in office, the country was in an economic wreck that almost led to a second great depression, until Barack Obama passed a stimulus that saved most of our behinds. Furthermore, in 2011, he got all troops out of Iraq as he promised from the unnecessary war that was the 2003 war in Iraq. With all of this, his most important and perhaps well-known accomplishment is passing health care reform, something that most presidents past him tried to do but still did nothing. Like many presidents before him, there were some issues that he has failed to resolve, like closing down Guantanamo Bay Prison and passing gun control regulations throughout the country.
How many times have you heard about protests in major cities recently? It’s getting ridiculous. People have overused their voices. It’s gotten to the point that it is just becoming part of our daily routine to hear about a large sum of people, complaining to political parties to give schools more money, to have more policies regarding police brutality, and other things of that nature. I feel that people should stop wasting valuable potential complaining, and instead, using to make our communities better.
President Donald Trump is required to give this speech by the constitution around this time. He is required to address congress each year to inform them on how the nation is doing. He talks about if things such as major catastrophes happen and in such cases on it ends up killing everyone. He also talks about the positive things that have happened.
Whether you are a woman, a man, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, native born, and immigrant, gay, straight, trans, latino, black, white, purple, or green. President Obama granted you the rights you deserve and encouraged others to do so as well. You have fought for women's rights, minority rights, and LGBT rights. Thank you for making us feel wanted and welcome here in the United States of America. We all know that President Obama is a moral being, an amazing speaker, charismatic, and just down right cool. But sometimes we take for granted all that you have given us. And Michelle Obama. Thank you for being an amazing leader and an amazing role model to the 157 millions women in this country. I know it’s hard to give up your presidency but as we witnessed in your final speech to the nation, you did it with class and encourage us all to do the same. Thank you. Thank you for all you have done to strengthen our nation. We will miss you tremendously Mr.