Article Review: On Human Rights Day, Stop the Blank Check to Israel

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How would you feel if one of the largest countries in the nation was funding a country that is systematically destroying all the aspects of your life, including your cultural/ancestral roots? You might be thinking “Surely this could never happen” but, you would be wrong in fact, that is exactly going right now with the United States and Israel.
In the article, Stinemetz talks about her recent visit to Palestine, a nation that is currently being attacked by Israel’s armies. This is due largely in part to desires by the Israeli government to have Palestinian citizens comply with their laws which are violating the Palestinian’s human rights, rights that every single human deserves.
Stinemetz reasons that the Israeli’s are understandably
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What if we simply used the funds to help decrease our own borrowing or even better, used the funds to support our own social programs, programs meant to empower the people instead of degrading them.
There is simply no reason for our elected officials to continue to fund such activities solely in an aim to keep a country as an ally. We were founded due to a country restricting the rights of their people, so why should we fund a country doing what our country was founded to oppose but to an even harsher degree? What would our founding fathers think of our activities? If we are a country founded from oppression, to support the aims of a country which is solely bent on oppression is not only insane, but it is also incredibly hypocritical of the very foundations on which the structures of our society were created. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and
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