America The Beautiful Essay Assignment
In life, a person with morals is usually very ethical and has high values and strong religious beliefs. These people know right from wrong and prefer to do what they think is right in any given situation. This is what morality is, having the knowledge to know right from wrong. In Dr. Ben Carson’s America the Beautiful, he states that this nation, The United States of America, was founded with the concept of morality in mind. He also arrives at many notable points concerning the concept of morality in American Society and History. These points include: decisions based on status, slavery, the treating of immigrants, and family values and education.
When it comes to making decisions based on status, such as race, income, age, gender, I think there are some morally acceptable and immoral areas. To me, it would obviously be considered immoral to differentiate the services and privileges of a person based on their race as I believe everyone should be treated equally. Also, a person’s income should not affect the type of services he or she receives such as medical care. In a hospital, the care given to a patient should not be based on how much money they make. I do not think it would be very moral to do this.
In American society, women and children are valued more than they are in any other nation. I think this is moral and necessary in America because children and women are vital to the growth of our nation.
Slavery was probably the darkest point in the history of the world, especially America, which was among the last nations to abolish it. As Dr. Carson says in the book, this is because of the economic success that it brought. Although the slave owners knew that what they were doing was morally unacceptable, they continued to use slaves for their economic gain. I think this was horrible. A person that thinks that they can own another human being and do whatever they want to them is an extremely...
Bibliography: Carson, Ben. America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012. Print.
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