In the United Kingdom, Nigel Farage — a British Member of the European Parliament who has been campaigning for Britain to leave the EU for decades — is a controversial figure. 2016 saw Farage's vision come closer to being fulfilled than ever before, with the UK voting to leave the European Union (EU) in a referendum in a move known as "Brexit." In the aftermath, Farage has been treated as the Messiah by some, and as the Devil by others. Public attitude is so mixed about Farage that he recently claimed he's afraid to go out for a beer without bodyguards!
People who are of First Nation descent have been stuck in an oppressive cycle for decades, yet it seems like the Canadian government only cares when it suits their agendas. There have been attempts of reconciliation over the past few years between the government and First Nation communities, but is that enough? Where is the funding that they have promised? And why haven't they tackled the daily living conditions of those communities? It seems like it takes a state of emergency for officials to take notice of what is really going on in Canada.
DONG, DONG, DONG! The Greenmeadow church bell tolled, signaling it was 3 o'clock in the afternoon, time for the afternoon mass. William Layser, the priest of Greenmeadow Church, sighed and walked to the door to greet the families that came in through the giant wooden doors. By now, the church was hot and stuffy from all of the families piling in the pews. The fact that it was the peak of summer didn’t help the temperature in the church either.
First of all, government surveillance should be stopped. People have to fight for their rights to be free. According to the Pew Research Center, where Americans were asked about surveillance, national security and privacy, 74% said that there is no need to sacrifice liberties for the sake of safety, while ten years ago the number of people against government invasion was 60%. After Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, the debates against surveillance heated up all over the world. One of the main victories is that U.S government let the Patriot Act expire. “Ending the mass surveillance of private phone calls under the Patriot Act is a historic victory for the rights of every citizen. The United Nations declared mass surveillance an unambiguous violation of human rights” (“Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance”, 2015). According to the interview given by Mr.Snowden to HBO channel, the mass surveillance has started after terrorist attack in 2001 in New York, however it yet haven’t stopped any single terrorist attack in U.S and the major reason of surveillance nowadays is political stability. Especially in nondemocratic and authoritarian systems. Snowden leaks also impact on American views about anti-terrorism policies. It cannot be justification anymore, 37% of Americans think policies have not gone far enough to adequately protect them, but have gone too far in restricting the average person’s civil liberties (“ Terrorism Worries Little Changed, 2015 ”).
A few months back, I was walking to class when I overheard a conversation in which one student said to the other, "You know, honestly, I think black people in America should have free college." I got such a massive headache from this statement. I get it that blacks in America have been wronged and I get it that free education seems like a great idea, but honestly more government handouts are the last thing we should be looking towards.
The Presidents of the United States are all related. It’s true. At least, according to an Ancestry.com entry by one Eric Dubay, for starters. And there's more. Burke’s Peerage, a British genealogical publisher that has been keeping up with the lineage of royalty and the like for over 200 years, sheds an even more revealing light about this revelation. This ruling bloodline is a one-way DNA street going all the way back to some of the most notable rulers throughout history. We're talking kings here people, European royalty! The same royal bloodline our forefathers fought to be free from.