Parenting styles have drastically changed over the years. Parenting is not a “one size fits all” type of deal. It is rather unique to every mother and father and how they intend on raising their children.
Freedom is one of the core ideals that our country was founded on, and without it our nation lacks its very identity. It is imbued in all aspects of American society and it is what drives our government and social change. But lately there have been more and more instances of where certain freedoms have been imposed on. In these moments, we must remember to make an important distinction between the American ideal of “freedom” versus “entitlement,” that which freedom is often mistaken for. Though they are similar, they are not the same, and therefore mistaking one for the other could lead our country into dangerous territory. Freedom is the right to act and think as one chooses without fear of persecution, whereas entitlement is the belief that this is guaranteed. For example, in this country, people have the freedom to pursue happiness, but people are not automatically granted it. Freedom is not the same as entitlement, but believing that they are puts people and their very freedoms and rights at risk.
Last year, June 19 became Juneteenth National Independence Day, a United States federal holiday. The legislation gained traction after the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the bill passed the House 415-14, making it the 11th federal holiday.
It was a Sunday morning when the blue canvas was clouded by the smokes of gunfire and bombs. The sounds cackle on the ground like fireworks on a New Year’s Day. The fact is…it is not a holiday but a grim tearing of the city of Irpin. People moved to the bridges like a herd of cattle responding to the sounds of the bells. The Ukrainian soldiers were blocking the advancement of Russian soldiers in Kyiv, but they also garnered their focus on helping their civilians flee from the fighting.
I was listenin’ to the ocean. I saw a face in the sand. But when I picked it up. Then it vanished away from my hands, down. These are the lyrics to Norwegian singer AURORA’s “Runaway.” This is one of Billie Eilish’s inspirations when she creates her songs.
The recent Canadian protest tackled on COVID-19 restriction issues that take a toll on jobs, families, and other livelihoods in Canada. People feel that they should not need to be vaccinated, thus sparking inspiration for some of America’s upcoming protests. Many Americans who followed these values largely funded the Canadian campaign in Ottawa, allowing them to get food, shelter, and transportation for free.
Hundreds of protesters arrived in Ottawa, Canada, where they fought against the COVID restrictions. The police are telling protesters to leave. Many businesses are forced to close due to those COVID restrictions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is banning gatherings in Ottawa to limit the spread of COVID-19. If protesters were caught bringing their children to the protest, they would receive a hefty fine.