His appreciation, it turned out, was born of a kind of artistic recognition. He loves to listen to preachers, he said, because a great sermon is like a great d. Each achieves its purpose via a slowly but strategically earned trust. At a party, this is straightforward: you play familiar songs at the outset, stuff certain to get the crowd moving and on your side. This made me think about what I do for a living. After all, the essay, in its American incarnation, is a direct outgrowth of the sermon: argumentative, insistent, not infrequently irritating.
It is the army in rags, sick, freezing, starving at Valley Forge. The fact that the word "home," for instance, can be used and abused to the point of having become meaningless makes one suspect that the millions of who use it not only do not know what the word really means, but are actually not very much interested in the thing itself. It is strange that the only common denominator accepted by all people today should be the one which most assuredly prevents them from living in peace with one another. I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death. So why do not all the people living on both continents not receive the name American? Whether they can speak its language is also not very important. Contemporary American writing and the forceful rhythm of good American speech are fast superseding British English.
Americans, in my observation—and despite our fetish for the beauties of individuality and personal freedom—are always, however smilingly, trying to convince somebody, somewhere, of something, and our essayistic tradition bears this out. In , though, immigrant Muslims were more likely than U. Immigrant Muslims are less likely than U.
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Research Areas U. I am very glad I don't have to live in a country without freedom or equality. Not everyone always gets along in America. Even though some people have disputes, Americans have legal ways to work things out. We have a court system to settle disputes. Our laws are passed by individuals we elect.
What really makes our country great is our Constitution. It lets us each have individual rights. That allows us to succeed with what we want to do in America.
If we didn't have a Constitution, people in America would not have equal rights. In conclusion, I love America.
It is the land of the free and the home of the brave. Equality and justice are what make this country special.