cmerritt87

The Story of America

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2009 at 4:53 am

new-orleans-flag-wrapped-women-post-katrinaIn my mission statement, I wrote that Poverty is the scarcity of common items such as shelter, clothing, and goods—all of which determine one’s quality of life. Poverty is also considered to be the lack of access to opportunities such as education and employment. While many public figures bring this prevailing issue to light, many Americans are oblivious to poverty’s devastating effects to millions of United States citizens. I believe those sentences create a powerful statement.  It touches on the fact that material things impact one’s ability to live a quality life.  It speaks on the notion that contained opportunities can lead to the demise of an individuals potential to escape poverty’s realm.  And yes, millions of Americans have to deal with poverty on a minute by minute basis, and this is sad.  However, if there was ever a nation that could provide an individual with an opportunity to have that “rags to riches” story, it is the United States of America.  The United States, while not perfect, allows dreams (once thought unbelievable) to come true.  Now the only question is, “What can we do to increase the likelihood of making dreams a reality across this great land?”

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