This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

My America? Essay

1744 words - 7 pages

The word “my” is defined as “of or relating to me or myself especially as possessor, agent, object of an action, or familiar person.” I don’t feel that this word correctly describes my relation with our country. If I were to, in any way, have possession of this nation, I would be able to control what goes on; but I’m not. Citizens in general (especially minors) have extremely little control in our government; even adult citizens who can elect their representatives are motivated by false pretenses. Potential voters bombarded by a multitude of facades put on by professional role-players trying to snatch the largest demographic group ...so... (?) that they can and coerce them into supporting their candidacy even if the voter's views don't agree with the candidate's. Politics is a land of half-truths and empty promises.
I believe that our government could more truthfully be run “by the people” if we conducted nation-wide votes on all propositions, laws, etc. that would otherwise go through the legislative branch. These referendums, in effect, could be used to eliminate the current legislative branch and replace it with a much larger and more representative one: the American people.I think this would be an interesting think to pilot at the county or state level. The Internet would make it much more feasible today than it would have been even 15 years ago. Although this is quite a radical idea, I feel it would be an improvement to electing representatives with their own personal agendas that can differ largely from their “valiant” causes which are paraded about through the media and are said to be what the candidates stand for. This action would help to reduce the chance of corruption in our government but not completely remedy it. Completely removing corruption in our political system would be nearly impossible. As long as any facet of the government is run by humans who can possibly gain something by straying from the correct path, corruption will be lurking.
Many businesses and politicians in our nation view the average Americans as food that can be used to feedConsider reworking this passage to avoid mixing metaphors (fuel and food). Either one would be good. their greed. They don’t view normal citizens as people but as objects that can be appealed to and reaped of their health or money so the politicians can make the extra buck. There is no other way to explain an entity such as “Big Tobacco," selling sticks of paper loaded with carcinogens that can cause someone’s father, mother, sister, or brother to die slowly and painfully. Big Tobacco works hard to maintain its vast clientele, partly because of anti-tobacco groups but mostly from the end result of their products, death. The fact that such an insidious business could survive and even thrive in our country is a testament to the corruption of this country. Another perpetuation of the survival of industries such as Big Tobacco is lobbying, the influencing of government decisions by...

Find Another Essay On My America?

My Trip to America- Personal Narrative

1596 words - 6 pages My Trip to America- Personal Narrative Three years ago, in July 2001, I had the opportunity to visit America, the land of freedom. I was thrilled when I overheard my mother talking to my friend’s father; Tom’s father on the phone for me to join my Toms family in their holiday to America. I could not sleep that night. The following morning, my mother informed me of the good news: That I would be going to Florida for

My Life in America by Harold Aguiar

6190 words - 25 pages The Beginning I was born November 25, 1970 in Harlem Hospital; my then 20 year old mother Dolores named me Harold Miguel Aguiar. I was the very first person from my family to be born in America. From the very beginning my life was difficult. My mother was staying in an overcrowded three-bedroom apartment with my biological father’s family, at the time he was still in the Dominican Republic, which is where my family is from. I was loud and my

My Trip to Eastern of America

924 words - 4 pages , never coming to us. When we got to top of building with depressed feeling, we were astonished. It was phenomenal!! We shouted each other and ran to fences to see scenery. We could see N.Y City which we could see in the movie. Do you remember scene in movie? At the beginning of movie, it starts with scenery of N.Y City in helicopter which draft into sky. My feeling was like that. When I close my eyes, I can still see that scenery and feel that time

Essay criticizing "My America" by Ed Anger

824 words - 3 pages Ed Anger is the author of "My America," a column in Weekly World News, and in these articles he discusses matters relevant around the world. In one such article pertaining to India and Pakistan, Mr. Anger argues that the two nations should not go to war. Although his intentions are pure, he provides only one reason that he believes both Indians and Pakistanis are a similar people and they are not. Moreover, he fails to support his argument and

My Proposed Plan to Alleviate the Foreclosure Problem in America

1139 words - 5 pages Every three months 250,000 families enter into foreclosure. “One child in every classroom in America is at risk of losing his/her home because their parents are unable to pay their mortgage.” (Market Wire)These facts are not only shocking and true but are continuing to grow. It might be time for the government to step in and help the homeowners of America. In an effort to solve the foreclosure dilemma we need to look at the problem then try to

WHERE IS MY AMERICA?

988 words - 4 pages It was the frigid winter of 1975, oil prices had skyrocketed, and I had moved back home with my mother, four brothers and two sisters. The house was a modest, four bedroom two story clapboard heated by an oil furnace. In October of that year, Mom assembled a family meeting to ask whether we wanted her to buy groceries or oil for the heater that winter. She wouldn't be able to afford both. Petroleum prices were rising higher than we'd ever

America: Across My Youth

1461 words - 6 pages to the enmity the Union and Confederate nations experienced after the two integrated into, what is now the United States of America, after the Civil War: hosistilty, complications, modifications, and growth. Except young men experience the unification of youth and reality, the adaptation to circumstances, and the growth into adulthood. Eli Pinson Landers joined the Confederate Army at age nineteen, dedicated to the sovereign of the South. (The

My Time in America

1177 words - 5 pages In this paper I will be discussing the role of pop culture, technology, and how it affected me through the years. First I will be discussing how pop culture affected me. Second I will be discussing how technology has changed through my childhood to now. I never realized what it was like growing up in the United States when I was little until I got older to understand what it had meant to be able to have the opportunity’s that we have when we are

My Kid Beat Up Your Honor Student - An essay about Anti-Intellectualism in America

835 words - 3 pages started to call me "old man" because I listen to Mozart and swing Jazz constantly instead of popular heavy metal. I figured my friends would have outgrown old stereotypes by now, but apparently not. It is easier to say you strive to be an individual in America and resist tribalism than to actually do it.         There is a common stereotype of the muddle-headed professor- he can recite passages of Dante's Inferno in original Italian, but

My vision of America Dream

1001 words - 5 pages comfortable with the selective mate their parents chose for dating. However, in America it’s completely the opposite relationship begins with courtship. Some parents allow their children to date at a certain age and when they allow their children to date. In the United State, parents set ground rules when their children are dating such as online dating, time restrictions to end their date night, personal information about the person their children

My Family: Life in Rural America

2704 words - 11 pages As a child growing up in a rural county, I didn’t have soccer practice or dance recitals; no play dates or playgrounds. I had trees to climb, woods to explore, bikes to ride and adventures to be had. I had bare feet in the grass, wincing on the gravel driveway, rocks digging into my soles. I had walnuts to crush, plums to eat, flowers to pick, bugs to catch. I had my little brothers to bug me, my mom to take care of me, my dad to laugh with me

Similar Essays

My America Essay

919 words - 4 pages , our America truly is one of the few places where freedom of thought, speech, religion, and equality is not just allowed, but enforced. It is ingrained into our original constitution since our beginnings. This differentiates our America from most of the world. My personal America, however, diverges from this objective and idealistic view of "our" America. In my world today, I have a sense of freedom, compassion, and equality. However, hidden

My Prayer For America Essay

357 words - 2 pages Dear God,                  My prayer for America is...          that we would have a renewal of a strong Christian government. I pray for God-fearing and God-loving men and women to fill the government. I pray that we can bring our government back to what it was before, when Your Word was accepted and not questioned, back to a place when You were our Guide.         Lord, I pray for a time when people didn't have to worry

This Is Not My America Essay

2546 words - 10 pages license, proof of insurance, and registration papers for my vehicle. What does that prove? A) I am who I say I am. B) I can legally drive a vehicle in this state and if I am committing a crime, the police can use the information on my license to find me and prosecute me for said crime. C) My vehicle is mine and that I obtained the vehicle legally. Asking legal immigrants for their documented status is not unreasonable or unconstitutional. A) They

Alteration In My Life: Moving To America

580 words - 2 pages and life can change in an instant. When I was young I was an active child. I had many friends and they followed me a lot. I could tell my opinions clearly and express my emotions very well. I was always bright and cheerful child. However, when I moved to America for 5th grade all this was changed. Different cultures and languages in the United States for three years were like hell. For almost three years I had no friends and I only talked when