What 's Next? America

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What’s Next?
America, The land of the free, the hope to the world and the home of the brave. People from all over the world escaped social and religious oppression, and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for a better chance in life and a higher quality future for their children. Whether it’s Puritans in the 1600’s, Irish Protestants in the 1800’s, Eastern European Jews in the early 1900’s or African tribal minorities in the late 1900’s, they undoubtedly didn’t flee to be discriminated against and get denied service. And the list continues, The Diffa Arabs in Niger, LGBT communities in The Middle East and Africa, Political refugees from China and the Soviet Union, and War refugees from Syria.
Almost every immigrant to ever come to this …show more content…

In April, 2015 Brian Klawiter, The owner of a Michigan truck repair shop publicly announced on social media that he 's a Christian and "would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons" because of his views on religion and morality. Klawiter and private business owners like him who refuse service often argue that they’re practicing their first amendment right of freedom of expression, where they’re expressing their opinion on an issue by refusing to serve certain individuals . Even though such argument might seem reasonable on the surface, using your right of freedom of expression as an excuse to hate and discriminate is simply unacceptable in the 21st century. The exercise of freedoms such as the freedom of expression comes with duties and responsibilities, and according to Article 10 of the Human right act (1998), “the exercise of these freedoms may be subjected to restrictions and penalties and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, public safety or health and morals.” And unfortunately in the state of Michigan, Klawiter has the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason even though such action is a clear violation of human rights. Michigan law allows him to discriminate against anyone for any reason he chooses. Private business owners frequently use divine law (laws

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