Banning The Free Home Of The Brave Essays

811 Words Apr 25th, 2016 4 Pages
“Land of the free home of the brave.” What does that mean? For those from third world countries it means an opportunity to start a new life; free from government oppression and the opportunity to make a better life for themselves through work and education. For Citizens who only know this country; we think of our rights such as the first amendment, freedom of speech the right to say (almost) anything we want, practice any religion we choose, protest any political changes we think necessary. With all that being said as a citizen we ought to feel more than a sense of self entitlement, there should also be a sense of duty.
As American Citizens whether born or naturalized we all share the same duties and responsibilities. There are mandatory duties such as paying taxes, jury duty, registering for the draft (currently males only), and obeying federal and state laws are just a few. What about the duties that aren’t mandatory? For example voting. Voting is “A formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands or by voice” (Britannica Dictionary). Your vote is your voice, it’s the solution to all the problems we as citizens complain about daily. How many times do you hear a person ranting about how messed up this country is and their opinion on what should be done to fix it. When you ask them if they are voting what’s their usual answer? “I don’t vote because it doesn’t matter or all the…

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