Liberty essay - Ghoorchian, Alireza English M01A September...

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Ghoorchian, Alireza English M01A September 7, 2010 In Dr. Eva Paus’s “Reflections of a New U.S. Citizen,” she discusses her experience becoming a citizen of the United States and her opinion of what it means to be a citizen. Paus defines citizenship as placing one’s country before himself; she is inspired by past Americans who actively demonstrated this idea. Paus’s definition of citizenship is for the country to embrace the idea past American’s established: liberty and justice for all. She believes citizens should “dissent which dissent is called for,” and not simply agree with the majority of the population solely because it is the majority (26). It is apparent throughout her article that Paus more strongly relates to the ideas of citizenship presented by past Americans as opposed to those ideas of Americans living today. In her article, Paus describes how she looks to past Americans such as Daniel Webster and Samuel Adams for inspiration. She is inspired by these individuals because they offer
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