Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness Essay

1222 Words Oct 9th, 2015 5 Pages
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These three things are what this great country, the United States of America was founded upon. However there are groups of people who are excluded from these freedoms or who are not treated in an equal manner. These people include African Americans, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transexuals (LGBTs), and teenagers. I also believe that religion needs to be totally excluded from politics. My view for America is to have these people not be treated any differently than any other average citizen and for every man, woman, and child to have an equal playing field in life.
The fight for Africans Americans to become equal citizens started as early as 1863. They have been given freedom and have been given equal rights, but still there are ways that they are being treated unfairly. While it is technically against the law to discriminate against people of color, some people still hold beliefs that African Americans are inferior to them. If a person who believes in this is an employer, a colored person may not get a job or promotion even if they meet or surpass the requirements.
I realize that it is difficult to change someone 's thoughts and beliefs, but there are ways to keep their thoughts from hurting other people. One such way would be to make extreme penalties if there was proof of their judgement hurting another group of people. This is already in place, but if it imposed more vigorously it may cause a few people to change their ideas.…

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