The Inequalities Of America

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Ever since that fateful night on July 4th, 1776 the United States of America has been a powerhouse and innovator on a global scale. The 13 colonies separated themselves from England because of religious persecution, taxes, and English oversight. The countries populace took a stand against all these things and slowly cultivated the world’s best economy, made technological advancements, and fought moral battles all over the world. America was the home for the downtrodden, intellectuals, and anyone aspiring to be more than their government would allow them. I cannot say the same for this country now. America has fallen behind other countries when it comes to health and education, and too many of its citizens feel the effects of the inequalities …show more content…
Eli Whitney in 1794 with the cotton gin, 1874 Captain James Buchanan Eads developed the structural steel bridge, 1975 Bill Gates and Paul Allen creates Microsoft which would lead to the home computer and so many more technological advancements that would change the world (technological timeline). The U.S. was a refuge for brilliant minds like Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, and home to great minds like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Robert Oppenheimer. America built Universities like Harvard, Yale, MIT, and Stanford to help mold genius minds in the pursuit of intelligence. These schools still exist today but the media in America does nothing to enrich the intellectual mind but instead hinder their growth. Movies and television have portrayed intelligence as weak and that those who pursue math and science as “nerds” and “losers”. The media openly criticizes men like Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson as blasphemers because their science argues with their religion. The media dictates how people think, and this negative outlook on intelligence has affected the country as a whole when it comes to …show more content…
Support the military because it is the most patriotic act one ordinary citizen can commit. That every day the military is fighting for each citizens’ freedom. This message has dictated the over inflated military spending. The U.S. spends 596 billion dollars a year on its military. This is more than the next seven countries combined including China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the United Kingdom, India, France, and Japan most of these being allies (Defense spending) The Declaration of Independence states “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world….” (Declaration). These men took up arms against a tyrannical government and fought for the freedoms of all their fellow people of the 13 colonies. World War 1 and 2 were both fought to take down tyrannical leaders that our government could no longer sit by and watch them commit atrocities to the human race. The oil wars that originally started in the Gulf War but which became more prevalent after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 threw away the fighting against tyranny and adopted a new philosophy of fighting for money. “Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq 's domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of

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