• jack commented on the post, United We Stand 1 month ago

    I agree with what you said, that’s where the never-ending improvement comes in. We might not be as united as we have been in the past but that doesnt mean we can’t change that. My hope is in my lifetime that America will come back to its united roots we had in the beginning.

  • jack wrote a new post, United We Stand 1 month ago

    Since I grew up in America, being an American should be nothing new to me, but the concept of being an American is a lot more complicated than what I first thought.  To an outsider, being an American is nothing

    • Hi Jack, I really appreciate your outlook on what it means to be American. I do however have a question about your stance on unity in this country. As talked about in this article around political polarization, Americans are more divided than ever about which political stance they take. Along with that we’ve already had a civil war that divided the country in two. So I was just wondering what you have to say about the seemingly unmendable divide in this country’s politics.

      • jack replied 1 month ago

        I agree with what you said, that’s where the never-ending improvement comes in. We might not be as united as we have been in the past but that doesnt mean we can’t change that. My hope is in my lifetime that America will come back to its united roots we had in the beginning.

    • Abhi replied 1 month ago

      Hi Jack, I really enjoyed reading your post. I agree that being united doesn’t necessarily mean that people will have the same culture. Instead, it means helping and supporting each other. I do think that it has been a struggle for America to maintain unity. Discrimination is still a problem today and has been for a long time. I hope that the never-ending need for improvement, which you stated, can help fix these issues. I think you should look at this article that talks about popular sovereignty, which connects to the idea of improvement because it mentions that if a government is not protecting, then it should be removed from power by the people being governed (Kelly).

      Kelly, Martin. “What Is Popular Sovereignty?” ThoughtCo, ThoughtCo, 30 July 2019, http://www.thoughtco.com/popular-sovereignty-105422.

  • I like how you talked about American values different for different people. I thought that was interesting. I also like how you compared America freedom to countries that don’t have as much freedom. I really enjoyed reading your article.

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