Heroes of Today

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Where are the heroes of today? Where are the leaders, the warriors, the pioneers? These are different times, much more difficult times: times of discretion traveling away from the light of the sun. When I think of American heroes, I think of Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Jackie Robinson. My question remains; where are the heroes of today?

The American heroes of the past did their duty with guts and talent, and because they knew it was right. Look at America today; many of the rich people have more money than some countries do, but what do they do with their wealth? They could give money to these countries, give water to the thirsty, or give food to the hungry, but they don’t. They are taken in by one goal: make even more money. They curl up with their wealth, feeding on it while others starve. Evil runs up and down the streets of America with pain and agony in its wake. Gangs roam the night hurting everyone who gets in their way, yet people are dim-witted enough to join them. Homeless people starve in the street, yet the rich don’t give them shelter. Criminals and thieves live among us today unpunished; they commit their horrendous crimes willingly, sickly enjoying hurting people. There are a few people who try to stop them but only with limited success. They are slowed down by society, by fear, and by doubt. We need someone to stand up against all this wrongdoing, just like all the American heroes of the past did.

In the past, many of the American heroes have been our presidents. The presidents of the last few decades have definitely not been ones to look up to. They lead lives filled with affairs among many other problems. What are young children supposed to think when the leader of their country does not have great morals? Our president sends innocent men miles away from their families to fight a senseless war so that he can only profit more. It all...
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