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Date posted - December 2, 2013
America has always been a land of segregation. We had laws that would prevent people of non-white decent from being treated as equal women couldn’t vote like their white husbands.
Fortunately, Americans have slowly been becoming open minded when it comes to equal rights. But whenever we, as the people of the “Free” World try to take another step towards equal rights, there are always a select few who that desire others to have fewer rights than themselves. When segregation was abolished, there were mobs forming at schools that were once considered white only, all because of racism in their hearts. Women had to fight tooth and nail to have the same political power as any man in this country.
In recent years, the gays and lesbians have been fighting for their right to marry like any couple in this country. And to this day, you see protesters AGAINST gay marriage. Although these protesters lives would not be affected in any way if gay marriage would be legalized on a national level, they continue to try to halt social growth and equal rights. The United States is supposed to be the land of the free, but how can we when we hold rights from select groups. The United States is one of the slowest country to accept change and to grant equal rights to all.
I want this country to be number one again. Number one in education, college education, jobs, health, and freedom. I believe, regardless of one’s personal beliefs, everyone should have the same rights, regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or culture. I think it’s ridiculous when people put so much effort into stopping a movement that in no way will affect their own lives. What ever happened to the saying, “Live and let live?”