So - 1930s Germany and the Western world of today. Are there any serious similarities? Within the last five years, most of us would have said 'no - we've made a lot of progress since those dim days.' However, events have been moving rather swiftly lately, and it's maybe worth considering just where we are now.
When America's Constitution was written, a line that notes that the government will not favor one religion over another was added in. To be more specific, it was a line that stated, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
Late President John F. Kennedy seemed to have believed that Adolf Hitler, the notorious Nazi leader whose rhetoric and desire to see the Jewish populace, among others, completely eliminated, could have still been alive in the aftermath of his apparent suicide, according to Kennedy's diary.
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If you are a young American thinking about what to do next with your life after finishing high school or college, and you’re interested in serving greater causes than your own personal goals and pursuits, you should seriously consider becoming a volunteer. You may have your own preferences when it comes to serving but what matters is that you choose to do something to give back to those in your country and those around the world who are less fortunate than yourself. Your career goals, your family, and even your friends will understand if you choose to put things on hold for a few years, especially if you’re in your 20s still. You may like your volunteer service so much that you choose to make a career out of it too.
Everyone knows about World War II, down to the little facts and trivia about the guns used and the soldiers who fought, but many remain in the dark about the Great War: WWI. For a whole generation, World War I proved to be the most explosive, destructive conflict in man's history. Over the course of four bloody years, WWI crushed empires, carved lakes into the Earth, and left countries carpeted by fields of corpses rasping out their last through blood and gas.
Teaching Kids to be Politically informed in a Polarised World
During the debate on whether Scotland should be put through the torment of another independence referendum, the news that there had been a terrorist attack in London, close to Westminster came through the debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament.
The United States has become embroiled in political division so intense that, sometimes, it would appear that we have no say, that we have no power, that even becoming involved in local politics seems pointless. With so many voices shouting at one another, it may seem as though nothing we say or do can bring a meaningful change to the country.
"I'm not Donald Trump" (All of America immediately falls in love).