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  1. Apr 2016
    1. The truth is that American women never had it so good. Why should we lower ourselves to “equal rights” when we already have the status of special privilege?

      This article is a completely different take on women's struggles. This article is going against those who want equal rights for women by saying that women have it better than equal, that they have certain privileges. This article says that it is a privilege to not have to work or go to war or even share your child in a divorce. These things would all be taken away with equal rights, allowing women to go to war, provide for the family, and even have shared custody in the case of a divorce. This side has some very interesting arguments for why women would not want equal rights, but they seem a little strange.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. They must see Americans as strange liberators. The Vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence in 1954—in 1945 rather—after a combined French and Japanese occupation and before the communist revolution in China. They were led by Ho Chi Minh. Even though they quoted the American Declaration of Independence in their own document of freedom, we refused to recognize them. Instead, we decided to support France in its reconquest of her former colony. Our government felt then that the Vietnamese people were not ready for independence, and we again fell victim to the deadly Western arrogance that has poisoned the international atmosphere for so long. With that tragic decision we rejected a revolutionary government seeking self-determination and a government that had been established not by China—for whom the Vietnamese have no great love—but by clearly indigenous forces that included some communists. For the peasants this new government meant real land reform, one of the most important needs in their lives.

      American is going against what we claim to value most, a nations independence. We looked over Vietnam's declaration in class and we noticed that there were many links to our own nation's declaration (as Dr. King states in this quote). Yet our nation is still not willing to let them be free in their own way. Our nation is forcing themselves upon Vietnam in order to make them what our nation believes to be free. As Dr. King states, this is our western arrogance and it is our nations biggest downfall. Our nation believes that if it is not in the way that our nation runs, then it must be wrong. Overall we are forcing our way into a country that is not ours to fix.