Social Problems With America Essay

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Social Problems in America

     Many of Americans today do not take the time to realize that our nation is little by little falling apart. Our leaders are corrupt, our environment is being destroyed, and there are thousands of children being born each day. The three major social problems facing the American citizens in the 21st century are births to unmarried woman, being able to trust or government and or leaders, and lastly destroying the environment.
     The first major social problem facing America today is the crisis of births to unmarried woman. In “Straight Line to Calamity” George Will writes, “rising illegitimacy is a self-reinforcing trend because of the many mechanisms of
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He sees the world becoming overcrowded and he believes we need to do something about it. He uses this essay to give us a revelation to wake up and save our planet from the destruction we are placing upon ourselves.
     Secondly, trusting our government and its leaders is another problem facing American in the 21st century. In “The Circle of Governments” Niccolo Machiavelli states, “As the human race increased, the necessity for uniting themselves for defense made itself felt; the better to attain this object they chose the strongest and most courageous from amongst themselves and placed him at their head promising to obey him.”(230). I take this statement to mean that ever since the beginning of time we have
put the biggest and smartest man at the helm of our nation. This may not always have been the best way to choose a leader. Many leaders now and today’s abuse the power giving to them by the people. Not knowing what a person is about a chosen just on appearances and smarts is a big misconception of American people. You should always study a person past to find if they abuse power because it might always hurt you in the long run. Later in his essay Machiavelli states, “Such were the beginning and cause of disorders, conspiracies, and plots against the sovereigns, set on foot, not by the feeble and timid, but by those citizens who, surpassing the others in grandeur of soul,
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