Modern Day Justice Analytical Essay by elbeasel

Modern Day Justice
This paper is an essay which applies the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and of Henry David Thoreau in "Civil Disobedience" to modern day justice and the problem of the illegal immigrants.
# 65398 | 1,190 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper explains that Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. mobilized an entire race to stand up for their rights while making another race reflect upon all of their cruelties and injustices against their fellow human beings and Henry David Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" determined which of these men's method was more effective in seeking equality for all or most of mankind. The author points out that the United States is faced with another injustice from which there will be no way for one group to gain justice without compromising another group: The problem of the illegal immigrants who sneak into this country every day. The paper concludes that, when seeking justice for fellow Americans who might be denied basic rights to accommodate the rights of others, it is the responsibility of all concerned citizens to speak up by following the path of Reverend King and march to every state's capitol building and fight for these rights.

From the Paper:

"There are many people who empathize with the plight of these people who are simply coming here in search of better opportunities. Certainly, King's demonstration of courage lives on in this new group that is now clamoring for the human rights of another oppressed group. There is no denying that ours is a land of opportunity with so much to offer, but these same human rights activists might use the same energy they are employing here to mobilize a mass of concerned citizens in the countries that illegal immigrants are fleeing from. Justice must surely be at least a concept in most of the free world today."

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