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September 17, 2014
I am a huge fan of dystopian future novels/movies. That being said obviously I love The Hunger Games series; I’ve read all of the books and seen all of the movies that have come out so far. Recently, I watched the movie Divergent. By far my favorite dystopian novel is 1984 by the great author George Orwell. (Caution some spoilers for the three aforementioned novels/movies). For those of you who don’t know 1984, it is the book that popularized the phrase “Big Brother is always watching.” Now, it may seem like these three novels do not have a lot in common. 1984 has to deal with an invasive government, The Hunger Games series deals with a the systematic murder of inhabitants in a televised, yearly set of games called “The Hunger Games,” and Divergent, deals with a set of people that are different and therefore have to hide themselves. The common theme in all of these is: there is an extremely powerful State that controls the daily lives of its inhabitants.
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September 17th 1787: US Constitution signed
On this day in 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. The document was thus adopted by the Constitutional Convention, which included George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin. It was later ratified by the states and came into effect on March 4th 1789. The Constitution sets out the rules and principles that govern America to this day, and defines the powers of the three branches of federal government and the states. The first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights, were ratified in 1791 and established basic rights of citizens, including freedom and speech and religion. The Constitution has since been amended 17 times, giving a total of 27 amendments. America’s is the oldest written constitution still used today.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”
Minimum-wage laws have failed to help the people whom these laws were supposed to help. Those who truly want to help lower-income Americans should press for the repeal of these laws.
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