Is America Still the Home of the Brave?

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America is a great nation. This results from our civil liberties, our rights. These rights make us America. While the truth of how we act has not always held up to it, we call ourselves the land of the free and the home of the brave. Charen wishes to change that. She promotes fear. She would scare us into believing that security and our civil liberties cannot coexist. She wants to change America to the land of the secure and the home of the afraid. Recently it’s harder to claim the title of the home of the brave. More and more people act afraid of things that have not happened. They try to scare us. They tell us not to question the decisions they make. Blindly following does not make you brave. The whole idea of being afraid and giving…show more content…
Inalienable means that you cannot, no matter how hard you try, separate someone from those rights. They become a part of you just for existing. They remain a part of you that no one can remove from the rest of you. Even if someone scares you they still have rights. Even if someone blows up a building they still have rights. They have the same rights as any criminal. The document goes on to say, “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” So to make sure that we have those rights we create governments. Our government is supposed to protect everyones rights. It doesn’t say only those we like. It is the same for everyone. Continuing with the declaration, “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 organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.” We should abolish any government that separates you from your rights. If changes affected our rights America’s founders thought we should abolish them. Finally it says, “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to

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