Archive | November 2013

My Memorable Story From Up From Slavery

My memorable story from Up from Slavery was the Indians and the Blacks.  I was shocked at first to read that the Indians held their race higher than the blacks, and whites.  I always looked at Indians like they could be loyal friends like they were to the pilgrims. Continue reading

Restitution for the Victim or Jail Sentence for the Criminal?

 Which is better: the restitution of the victim for society or a jail sentence for the criminal?

    In other words: Is it better to make the criminal pay the victim back or put him in jail?  Most people would probably say, “Jail would be better, because the criminal would have time to think over his life”.   That’s what I used to think, but just think about it. Continue reading

Voting for Legislators or Anybody

“Should the group in a legislator’s district that got him elected monitor his votes, and recruit someone to run against him in the next primary if he starts voting wrong?”

I think that the group should not monitor his votes, unless of course, people are voting with dead peoples’ “votes” or people who do not even exist.  People should vote for themselves not for the dead person in the grave who already had their years of chance to vote, or Sally Ghost, a person who does not exist.  The group should recruit people if people are voting for that politician with their dead relative or their “friend”.  Therefore no and yes, the group should not monitor the votes, but recruit people if they are voting for a politician with a dead persons or nobody’s signature.  The people should just vote with their signature, and let everyone else vote for themselves.

~Perrissa

Thoughts on Slavery – Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was a little slave boy during the ending of the Civil War.  For the first six years or so of his life, he was a slave.  Later in his autobiography, Washington tells us what he thought of slavery.  First of all, he noticed that the slaves did not do a good job at what they were doing.  They did not want to because they did not have anything to look forward to in return of their good work.  Since they would get nothing to working, they worked poorly for the masters.  Second, the whites would not trade with the slaves.  Maybe because the whites did not want to give anything in return at all.  Third, the slaves were tempted to steal from the whites.  The slaves did.  Washington even did this himself.  He stole sweet potatoes and ate them.  Lastly, there was a lack of relationship between the whites and the slaves.  There was no family structure.  The slaves felt bitter towards the whites.  The whites did not care about the slaves.

~Perrissa