This I Believe

Grant - USA
Entered on September 19, 2006
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: equality
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This I Believe

Equal rights are one gift that everyone has. No one can have

more rights than another person, because we all are created equal. God

creates us all, and that way we all have the same amount of rights.

People have come from around the world to America just to have our

kind of rights. This is able to happen because a person does not have more

than another does. In different parts of the world, power is one attribute that

everyone wants. Some countries treat people with no respect and hurt them.

This was not how God wanted us to treat each other. In America, everyone is

treated with the same amount of rights, which is a key reason why people

come here.

People have an opportunity to do whatever they want in their life.

Nothing can stop a person from doing what they love. Anything in life is

possible and is able to be reached. Anybody can achieve his or her goal. Just

stick your mind to it, and don’t let anything stop you from getting it.

Having these rights is and will always be a privilege to me.

An equal right is the best wish a person can have. Not everybody has

our same rights. People such as Martin Luther King, Jr. were treated

unfairly and cruel. They fought for their rights, and receive penance. This

was not just for them but also for everybody. The biography of Martin is an

exciting and enjoying story of how he worked for his rights. Other people

take their rights much too gratefully. Instead, more people could have this if we


Many people that were not white and migrated to Ellis Island in the

early 1900’s were often treat worse than Americans were. Jobs and

discrimination effect many foreigners. This is an example of how the

equal right has and has not altered since that time.

Another hero to equal rights is Rosa Parks. When she passed away

sometime ago, many commemorate her courage and her actions. Rosa was at the

front of a bus once, and refused to give up her seat to another person. This

would not have happen if there were equal rights. However, her doing this

gave freedom to all colored people’s actions.

The segregation of colors was an important reason why not all people

could have rights. A similar action that was happening was the immigration

act. America was cutting all illegal aliens in the United States. This is fair, but first you must become an American to live a life here.

Everyone has an opportunity to live a life at the fullest. Everyone deserves a chance to do what he or she desires. Rights in the future can only progress if we do something at this moment. People want a chance, and you can help.