Thinking For You Series, a creation of Mathsthoughtbook.com, is created to inform and inspire people to live the best of their lives by living above sentiments and bigotry through productive and objective ways of thinking. It is also aimed at entertaining people through critical and objective articles centered on current burning issues. With a deep sense of professionalism, this series will also showcase the history of people and nations that have changed the world by breaking all subjective and unproductive barriers through their desires to protect and advance the cause of humanity. Thinking for You Series will also showcase through the instrumentality of internet these highly profiled people and nations, and the reasons we must learn from them. The articles for the series are as follows.
THE FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTION: A LESSON FOR ALL
The framers of the U.S Constitution convened in 1787 to establish a strong and virile political system predicated on
ideas of democracy, liberty, and equality, and founded to place limits on government (Ginsberg et al 18). As a preamble
to the Constitution, the framers clearly spelt out the objectives of government which include: promoting justice,
maintaining peace at home, defending the country from foreign foes, providing for the welfare of the citizenry, and,
above all, securing the "Blessings of Liberty" for Americans (Ginsberg et al 27). The new Constitution that was framed
after America's successful breakaway from Great Britain was indeed highly controversial at first. The controversial views about the Constitution were quickly ratified by sponsoring a Bill of Rights to dispel the fears of the critics of too powerful a national government. With time, the relationship between the government and Americans drastically changed through Constitutional amendments and guided by the ideas of democracy, liberty, and equality.
THE BLACK PEOPLE: WE NEED A CHANGE
The black people unrelentingly with great struggles came out of 19th century shattering the chains of slavery. We entered the 20th century to confront stereotyping, a sense of uncertainty, racial discrimination and more domination. We go into 21st century with high hopes, but with mother continent of Africa as turmoil-stricken as ever, characterized by wanton display of corruption, despotism, nepotism, and the killing of one another in the name of politics, religion extremism, tribal sentiments, and traditional bigotry. Then we begin to think that we need a change. The high hopes, attached to our independence and emancipation, have been shattered by our unprecedented, inhuman act of selfishness and unashamed corrupt practices. Black people are killing one another on the beliefs that are grounded on the altar of archaic mental dehumanization and shallow thought processes. Many theorists, virtually in all walks of life, have tried to postulate different types of theory that might be responsible for Africa underdevelopment and why the States of Africa are not getting it right.
WOMEN FOR OBAMA: A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS OF AN OUTSTANDING POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT
Social media were used again and again in the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign as a form of political advertisement platform. On November 6, 2012, Barack Obama, the
incumbent Democratic President, was re-elected as the President of the United States. The victory of President Obama was ascribed to superior campaigning strategies,
massive support by women, Hispanic Americans and African Americans (Cohen). The winning Barack Obama Campaign targeted women voters via its Facebook page "Women for Obama."
The metaphors embedded on the Facebook page "Women for Obama," serve as a potent medium to unearth the rhetorical strategies used to attract Obama's female voters.
OBAMA'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS: ITS RHETORIC, RHYTHM AND STRATEGIES
Politics is a skirmish for power to actualize specific economic, political and social ideas. It is imperative to know that language plays a crucial role in the process of politics particularly in the preparation, influence and accomplishment of every political action. It is evident that active politics cannot be devoid of the strategic use of language. Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address 2009 is a testimony to the importance of the strategic use of words to produce desired effects. Before going into the rhetoric, rhythm, and strategies of Obama’s Inaugual Address of 2009, let briefly go down the memory lane. Barack Obama in November 2008 emerged as the first African American president in the history of the United States. In the political and social arenas of the American society, his electoral victory was considered to be a leap forward. His victory consolidated the dream of Martin Luther King Jr., and millions of his fellow citizens.
ARE ALL MEN NATURALLY POLYGAMOUS? Demystifying The Long Held Myth
One debate that will continue to dominate our public space for decades to come is the issue of polygamy. With different school of thoughts for and against the idea of polygyny or polyandry, it is quite clear to us that this is one controversial issue that will continually generate conversations, arguments and debates on many fora. While researches and studies conducted by many historians and genealogists have shown that truly from the days of the early men who were gatherers-hunters, men have been found to be more polygamous than women due to the lifestyle of then.
MAN, SCIENCE AND WAR
Though science prepares the intelligence and weapons of war, science has never drawn any nation or people to war. History has shown that politics, religions and overbearing ambitions of men have drawn men to war more than anything. The ugly side of men has littered the pages of history with pains and sorrows. Invariably, we live in a dangerous world, a world of lust, greed, violence and betrayal, where men cruelly use their power, where women ravenously use their sex, where only the strongest survive and fools die. Whenever we are drawn to war only the strongest survive, and the helpless, the poor and the weak die.
AFRICA EMANCIPATION FROM CORRUPT LEADERS: IT IS NOT ABOUT THE GODS
Africa with the population of over 1.3 billion people vastly sitting on 30,065,000 square kilometres land mass accounts for the second most populous continent in the world and number one in term of land mass covering 20.3% of the total land area on earth is undoubtedly endowed with great resources and potentials in both minerals and manpower. However, like biblical Moab, the continent has never been turned from vessel to vessel, therefore her taste remains in her, and her potentials remains just what it is – potentials.
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