First Paper Assignment
During Philadelphia Convention in 1787, The Constitution of United States
was written by “Founding Fathers.” The preamble of the Constitution consists of six goals that are the wish of the citizen who supported to complete the Constitution. Providing for the common defense, establishing justice, Insuring domestic tranquility, forming a more perfect union, and promoting general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty was the six goals of this nation (Crimmins). !
In order to pursue and achieve these goals, there are always rights and duties
given to citizen. Rights and responsibilities of the citizen are likely to have two sides of a coin and are absolutely inseparable. Every citizen is entitled to their rights and is also subjected to the corresponding duties (Crimmins). Rights are freedoms that are granted to each citizen. Legal rights are contained in statutes, common law and the Constitution, and are ofﬁcially binding.
Wherever and whenever people have any rights in United States, they also
have corresponding duties. Whether it could be the home, the society or the state, in every sphere of life U.S citizen have rights and responsibilities that go hand in hand (Tymkovich). We have rights in the same measure as we have responsibilities. It should let people be clariﬁed that there can be no rights without an equal measure of corresponding responsibilities.
Based on this concept, it is absolutely necessary to create a clear goal to
encourage the pursuit of happiness when writing a new Constitution. Also, New rights and duties should be given to people to reach this goal. Then, here is my dilemma. What goal should government set to satisfy millions of people in United States? At this point, I rather think of duties of people than of rights of people. John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of United States, famously told the country, “My fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” He called on all American to commit themselves to sacriﬁce and service.
All of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights are focused on each citizen’s
happiness and it is the way it should be. But these don’t matter whether country is doing well or in insecure situation. However, I will write a constitution, “Every people in United States will have an opportunity to be wealthy and strong if they work hard,” If it is possible. I would set up a goal that citizens of the United States is wealthy and strong as baby boomers of the 1960’s used to be. Corresponding responsibility is to “be educated and be productive” and it will help to resolve the ﬁnancial crisis that United States encounter now. And then, rights and freedom given to people will be wealth and happiness.
Economy is deﬁnitely the foundation and frame of the United States as well as
the world (Grodach). One of the biggest issues that the United States is facing is the
ﬁnancial crisis and economic recession. Some predicts indicate that it could be worse as the Great Depression of the 1930’s or huge recession during 2007 and 2009 if recession is getting longer. Well-known companies as Microsoft and Intel have already started plummeting and diminishing their workforce (Grodach). !
But, Still most people in United States look for higher wage while being
unemployed. They also demand to promote nation’s welfare. Should job seekers living on social welfares be obliged to work in the United States while government is getting bankrupt? No. This idea can discourage the economic rehabilitation of United States. While minimum wages have never stopped to increase, most giant companies in United States as Apple and General Motors started to outsource their products (Duhigg). I would rather choose beneﬁts of country than take my own beneﬁts disregarding country’s beneﬁts.
Unemployment beneﬁts extension over the years has been one of big
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