Wanted to share this paper that my son wrote today. It’s his first “big” paper.
Why America is Great
By Burke E. D.
1 October, 2009
I believe America is great for a great many reasons. First, the founding fathers recognized that all men have God- given rights. God- given rights and man by design were meant to be inseparable.
Some of these rights that are valuable to Americans are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Government, by law, does not have the power to take people’s unalienable rights.
The founders of America saw that government should be small because they knew what life was like under the tyranny of King George. They didn’t want our nation to suffer tyranny ever again.
Another reason that I think America is great is that all Americans are equal no matter what age, race or religion they are. To have success in America you can be from any country or class, whether rich or poor.
Many have died for our country’s freedom to keep American principles alive. We must honor our lawgivers but when they are unjust we must seek justice and fight for freedom.
I’m very proud and thankful to be an American.