Argue-a-Position essay- Thomas Paine
By: Brookelynn Beck
In his book Rights of Man, Thomas Paine envisions America as a utopia. He thinks that oppression is not in America, Americans are fairly, that taxes are few, and that there is “nothing to engender riots or tumults, but that is not always true. Something that he stated that I believe is true is that America is diverse.
Thomas Paine states in the sentences 2-4, “Made up, as it is, of people from different nations, accustomed to different forms and habits of government, speaking different languages, and more different in their mode of worship…”. We are of the same mind with this statement. There are approximately 43.3 million immigrants in the United States as of 2017. Many of the people that have immigrated here do not speak English, follow a different religion, and are used to other ways of living. In result of this, born Americans are unveiled to all of these different religions, cultures, and languages. In my school alone, I can walk down the hallway in my school and see various people who have come from a different racial background. Some of my peers were born in America, but their parents were not, so they became to the language and culture of the people of their parents place of birth.
Diversity in America is a great thing, but it has caused some problems. Mainly because the society and the government discriminates greatly against many of the minorities. Brock Turner was a swimmer at Stanford University, and came from a wealthy white family. In March 2016, the jury found him guilty on three felony accounts of sexual assault and faced 14 years in prison. Three months later Turner received a...