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Well I have read this letter before, so this is not exactly a first reaction. This letter is very powerful and gets you to see some of the struggles that black people were facing. I feel that this letter was especially strong because he was writing it from his jail cell. His letter was intelligently written which showed that he was a smart man who was put into jail just because he was fighting for rights that should have been given at birth. All in all, I believe that this letter will go down in history forever.

To talk about the Civil War and the topic of slavery
President Abraham Lincoln; Second inaugural address to the Union
He brought up the reasons for the Civil War as well as why they should not give in
To get the people to see the reasons for the war being fought, done in a blunt form
Bring those in the Union together
I do not know
There are doubts with the war on both sides, but they know it must be fought.
None that I could find

To talk about the war and slavery
Abraham Lincoln, inaugural speech
He wanted clarify why there is a war going, and why they don't give up
To bring people to realize there is a reason they are fighting this war
To try to bring people together
Yes it very well does
The war and slavery
They are obvious he doesn't want there to be a war but he doesn't want to give up on slavery

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To bring clarity of the war to the public
Abraham Lincoln, as his second inaugural address, president
Lincoln wanted to bring information about the war and slavery to the attention of the public
To talk about the war and address why, how, the war was caused, well
To inform
People like to have information
I did not notice any
The don’t

The letter form Martin Luther king, Jr. is a letter from a man; a man that is working towards a goal that seemed far away; a man that has devoted his life to this cause; a man that saw a bigger picture than most. You can feel the desire for equality in his voice when he says, “perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, “Wait.” But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch you mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policeman curse, kick and even kill your black brother and sisters.” He wants to help them with all his being. He’s fighting for a non-violent equality for all races, and to say that he has a reason for what he is doing.

My first reaction was, "Dear God, this is an incredibly long letter!" but then I settled in to actually read it. The main point of the letter was to emphasize the evils of segregation and why "negroes" could no longer wait for white people to grant them equality but needed to demand it through non-violent protests and demonstrations--something you don't see a lot of nowadays though. However, Dr. King did say violence was coming if equality was delayed. It seems many today feel violence is the only means to the end--which is a shame. They've lost Dr. King's message.
Dr. King used many biblical examples to support his arguments to the clergy as well as historical ones. He cited numerous protestors in history including Thomas Jefferson's words in the Declaration of Independence. He also made comments on unjust vs just laws and why these unjust laws needed to be disobeyed. I think the greatest examples though are when he mentioned what the black protestors were willing to endure to further the cause of segregation--attack by police dogs, beatings, hunger, emotional abuse, economic hardship, etc. His letter stands as to what a man of conviction he was as well as to why his actions were so necessary. He's right in that people don't like change and don't willingly go along with it. Social change is the hardest to create. People get upset changing from one form of Windows to the new one let alone ripping apart and remaking the entire social fabric they've grown up with and known. Basically, King was shredding society as the South knew it and working to replace it with a complete unknown to those members. He acknowledged that this causes strife but felt it was for the greater good of all and America because without everyone being free, really no one truly was.

Well, first off...... THE STUPID, IT BURNS!
Okay, with that out of the way, back to discussion. Repealing the Second Amendment would essentially give the government much greater power over the people, should such a leader come about, effectively muting the "necessary to the security of a free State" part of the Amendment. But as the article stated, the Australian buyback program did not work when they tried it, so now I ask: How would they get the guns out of the hands of the people? The answer to this is simple, you go door to door and take them, by using people with guns. Ironic isn't it? The BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) will be the ones primarily doing this, as most law enforcement would be appalled by this idea, along with any other armed government agencies (which is pretty much all of them). And should you try and fight back against this, you will be arrested and locked away. If you're not killed while attacking federal agents that is. They can do all of this without a warrant as well (we can do away with the 4th while we're at it; not much harm in that right?).

I mean if it gets "dangerous and unstable" firearms away from the people who can't be trusted, it should be worth giving up "a few" liberties. Right? So, exactly which liberties are next?

Great job to all who posted here! Interesting reflections and perspectives...

Very good! I appreciate you guys putting the effort in and going with the flow here. Good articles/reflections

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This article brought up points that I did not consider when faced with the question " Is writing useful for my career?'. The fact is that no matter what company you go to, writing will be involved. I think that article did a good job at giving examples how writing can be used in the workforce. I went into this assignment not sure if I was going to find anything, and came out with a different perspective on writing in the workforce.
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