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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?

      Truthfully, in a more current situation, I couldn't agree more with this sentence. Realistically, men and women, genetically, were not built the same way. In opposition to the author and in reference to the rest of the passage, she is going about the wrong way to prove her point. For example, maternity leave, I believe men deserve a paternity leave because it's their child as well. It should be equal since they are raising the baby together and beginning mothers and fathers usually have a tough time in the beginning adjusting. Although in a way I agree with this passage, I think some of her arguments are weak. For example, when she talks about divorce and one child goes with the mom and the other goes with the dad. Having divorced parents, the children do not get split-they go to each parent together.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. They have robbed us of our rice fields, our mines, our forests, and our raw materials. They have monopolized the issuing of bank notes and the export trade. They have invented numerous unjustifiable taxes and reduced our people, especially our peasantry, to a state of extreme poverty.

      When i read this I was expecting to see more similarities with our declaration of independence. Although the beginning is similar to ours, it does not mention any kind of major suffering like this, besides our right to not have taxation without representation. The vietnamese were begging for their independence from the French, this quote is significant because it shows how desperate they were for change.

  3. Feb 2016
    1. I can bring my baby home, but I have no home to bring him to because I’m going to be put out.

      This was a huge problem during the Great Depression: people were losing jobs and were unable to pay their rent.

  4. Jan 2016
    1. To educate men who must be condemned to poverty, is but to make them restive

      These lines stood out to be so much only because it is so true. Education is the one thing that enables us to improve ourselves regardless where our parents started and ended. Education is one of the most powerful gifts we can give ourselves through our lives.

    2. We cannot go on educating boys and girls in our public schools and then refusing them the right to earn an honest living.

      This refers back to my comment about how people in poverty are unable to pay tuition. What is the point of making students stay and work hard in schools if we cannot promise a successful future? I feel like this is one of the many reasons students drop out of school. They must feel like there is no purpose because they cannot afford college and the true evidence of hard work is a college degree. A high school degree does not provide or guarantee a career.

    3. We honor Liberty in name and in form. We set up her statues and sound her praises. But we have not fully trusted her. And with our growth so grow her demands. She will have no half service!

      This made me think of problems we currently have today with allowing refugees into our country. On the statue of Liberty it says, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore..."Our country was built on helping and welcoming others and this does not solely have to apply to refugees, but to the people inside our country in poverty as well. We cannot partially follow what she stands for, but with everything that the words on the statue apply to.


    4. But it also shows that these evils are not imposed by natural laws; that they spring solely from social mal-adjustments which ignore natural laws

      I agree with this completely; we allow poverty to occur and we do very little to help them by the way our government is shaped. Although our country allows us to build ourselves regardless of where we came from, it is very easy for those that are financially stable. A college degree is the gateway to obtain a better job or a career, but it is also very expensive to those who make very little. How is a person in poverty supposed to pull out that much money?

    5. to base on a state of most glaring social inequality political institutions under which men are theoretically equal, is to stand a pyramid on its apex

      This is so powerful because i got the image that even for someone that has good wealth, success is not guaranteed later on in life. As well as for someone that is poor, it does not indicate failure in their future.