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  1. Apr 2016
    1. Phyllis Schlafly, “The Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendment” (1972)

      I thought that this was an interesting take on women's rights. It is a completely different way of thinking than most of the other articles we have read. It is also different than the few I have come across online. The author basically states that women have it better than men now. Why would women want these new laws to pass? However I agree with my fellow classmates that the author missed the point in "equal rights". It seems as if she is admitting women are inferior to men." They cannot fight in foxholes or support their children," only the men can do these kinds of things.

      It seems as if she is a more "traditional woman". One who would be offended by women saying their lives were incomplete just being stay-at-home moms. She is using her voice to show the opinion of the many women who were happy staying at home. It seems like this is a passage from her own version of "The Feminine Mystique", One where stay-at-home moms are happy.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen,

      This speech while a cry to end the war in Vietnam also pointed out some major flaws that lied within America at the time. King points out that we cannot give the vietnamese their freedom, nor can we give everyone in our country freedom(the blacks and women). He believes that this is a huge problem. The Government is to focused on money and foreign affairs. As a country we are to arrogant to address the many issues at home. King simply wonders how we can fix another broken nation when we are one ourselves. The government spends millions of dollars on fighting a war we should not be fighting instead of using that money on something that matters. Why not spend the money at home and try to create a better society for everyone? Our priorities were out of line during the time and I believe that King realized this even though the government itself did not.

      Just my opinion but i think amid all the tensions with the soviets etc. America was just trying to flex its muscles to show the soviets what we were capable of.

  3. Jan 2016
    1. Liberty! it is a word to conjure with, not to vex the ear in empty boastings. For Liberty means Justice, and Justice is the natural law—the law of health and symmetry and strength, of fraternity and co-operation.

      Here George is saying that Liberty does not just have one empty meaning. Liberty applies to all who live in the United States regardless of color or sex. Liberty is the foundation the nation was founded on and as a country they needed to use it fully, not just give it to certain people.

    2. impetus

      According to Webster impetus is described as a driving force. In the context of the sentence it means a boost to progress.