Noah Brown - 7th Grade
Veterans Day Essay
Prompt: Is this the county the Founding Fathers envisioned?
The United States are built on the vision of the Founding Fathers. They ensured that the country was built on a strong respect for others, a strong leadership, following the constitution, and the individual’s rights. These visionaries published a document that was an inspiration to all citizens worldwide. The Founding Fathers made sure to include individual rights, fairness, and happiness into the lives of future citizens of the country. The visionaries wanted the government to be established to ensure freedom and individual rights. The Founders knew that with power came consequence. They wanted power to be used for the good of all people.
Benjamin Rush stated, “It is favorable to liberty. That freedom can exist only in the society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing one's rights, and where learning is confined to a few people, Liberty can be neither equal nor universal.” This quote from Benjamin Rush is stating for future citizens that knowledge should be accessible to everyone. Therefore, I believe that the Founding Fathers would be happy about how things look today in this country, because anybody has access to knowledge by attending educational programs.
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