生徒作品「the law and america」下野  碩郎 16歳

The United States of America, that we know of today, represents freedom and equality like no other. The racism and the prejudice that is ongoing in our society sheds light on the fact that the democratic reputation America holds is not built by the government, but rather the people of this country. America is a country made by immigrants. We are the epicenter of diversity, change, and difference. The gathering of different races, religion, education, and opinion is asking for, what may seem to be, a never-ending dispute. However, in contrast, America was able to thrive as an individualistic society and create an inseparable bond like no other country. If the vast difference in the people of a country is expected to create a chaotic society, how was America able to continue otherwise?

America gained independence in 1776, after the brutal taxes and unjust prosecutions the motherland imposed on them. And through that process, our founding fathers created the constitution of the United States to create an equal and fair country. What others seemed to not realize, but America did, was the fact that disorder is not rooted in the difference of people but rather the greed of one individual. This is seen in the George Floyd killing that we know of today. The police officers that killed the African American man unjustly uncovered the corrupt officers in the justice system. Now, this may seem contradictory to the freedom reputation that America upholds, but the actions of those officers are not representative of what America is. The people that are protesting and advocating for a just society are the people that truly define what America is. The actions of the officers are representative of individuals who act on greed and selfishness. Those are the same people who don’t understand the value of each human and each individual of our society.

The individuals that killed George Floyd are the reason why the constitution exists. The laws were created by our founding fathers so that victims like George Floyd are protected so that criminals like the police officers don’t act on greed, and so that each individuals’ rights are preserved and protected. The constitution is the foundation of what America is today. And for our rights to live, speak, and think are not to be taken is what makes us the United States of America.