Throughout the history of America there have been several different
answers to her call. Every different time period has had it's own call, from
the days of Jefferson and the Constitution, to the days of Kennedy and the
Vietnam conflict. What is this generation's call? With the Cold War dead and
behind us, America is calling from a different line.
No longer is America in need of a sophisticated high budget military,
but for new minds and ideas. Long gone are the days of fighting in the streets
over a lone silver dollar. Instead America is in the race for new technology
and the minds and sophistication that go with it. So long M-16, hello IBM,
satellites, and laser technology.
Earlier generations had no idea of what electronics could provide. The
strongest country in the world was the one with the most men. Then came guns,
then nuclear weapons, and finally computers. No longer do we need to send most
of our country's men off to fight. Rather we can just sit some of them down on
a computer and do just as much damage. With computers and the viruses that go
with them, people can destroy the economies of whole countries without wasting a
single American life. Countries can crumble with the push of a few simple
buttons on a keyboard.
But to understand all of this new technology requires a great deal of
knowledge. Not just anyone can sit at a computer and make a country crumble.
It takes an intelligent person to even turn on a computer. No longer can
America turn to just anyone off the street to help the country. So with this in
mind, we strive to answer Americas call, education.
When forming the government, it was feared people would not be smart
enough to understand the rights and privileges granted to them; people now
should be as equally concerned. Not that the government will not survive, but
rather if it is going to prosper, as it has, with all of this new technology.
No longer will a high school education... [continues]
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