Thursday, December 10, 2009

Haymarket and Strikes

Haymarket Strikes: I believe that workers have the right to strike at anytime that they please. Especially workers who are paid very little, work long hours, and work very long and tiring jobs that require a lot of physical activity. I think that the strike is fair as long as it is inside the boundaries of the law, but what happened in haymarket is murder and is both illegal and wrong.

Woman's Rights: Woman's suffrage is a very different story. Similar to the Haymarket incident they did protest to get what they wanted, but unlike the Haymarket incident, they protested peacefully and successfully got what they wanted. The protesters at the Haymarket incident, on the other hand, were shot and killed and violence erupted.

I have a Dream: I believe that Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech is very moving and is one of, if not the most, powerful and memorable speech in history. He not only attempted to give African American's hope at the time, but he believed in what he was doing and he meant everything he said. He was one of the few African Americans at the time who was willing to do something about the racial discrimination.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What is the life of a Human Being worth?

1) What is the life of a human being?
- I believe that every single person is equal and there isn't worth to a human life. In our world, though, there can be a price to life. There are people in this world who see humans as worth less than others or see them as worthless. Other humans are seen as more important and more "valuable". For example, Obama is considered a VIP more than most ordinary citizens.
2) How is worth determined in the U.S.?
- Most people in the U.S. judge people they see and can tell their "worth" by the way they dress or act. Inside this is fact of discrimination to people who may be considered "lower class" or thought of as "not as good". People realistically judge others everyday of their lives and this creates tension and competition between humans.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Letter to President

Dear Mr. President,

I agree with your plan to send more troops to Afghanistan. The fact of the matter is that we need to end this prolonging war with the Middle East, and "cutting our losses" isn't an option we should be willing to risk at this moment and time. The Taliban attacked us, and therefore we need to retaliate with full force until we find all those responsible. The United States has your full respect and we need to backup your plans to send more troops to war. With the moral support of the entire Country behind you, I'm sure you will be able to make the correct decisions to do best for this country. One of which is sending more troops into Afghanistan to end this war.