What if you weren’t afraid to take risks? If people weren’t afraid to take risks then we would have a lot more daredevils in the world. I’m not just talking about people doing stupid things that could potentially kill them, like Johnny Knoxville, but taking risks with yourself and bot being afraid to be different from everyone else. If you could take a risk, and be different then you would have to not care what other people thought about you, you would just have to be yourself. I think that most people in the world are afraid to be different and stand apart from everyone else. There are those people that do take risks everyday and do stupid things, most of them have their own shows like Jackass, Nitro Circus, Viva la Bam and the Dudesons in America. Its fun to watch those people take risks with these stunts that are potentially dangerous, but its not fun to watch them get hurt. I think that if people took more dangerous risks that we would need a lot more hospitals in the US.
Archive for December, 2010
Did you know that one of the original six ships from the naval act of 1794 is still afloat and working? Well, it is the USS Constitution, is the oldest US naval ship still working. This ship was launched in October 21, 1797. A newer US naval ship called the USS Connecticut was launched on September 1, 1997. These ships are very different first of all the USS Connecticut is a submarine and the USS Constitution is a frigate. Also, these ships were both designed by different people, off course because they were built 200 years apart. The builders of the USS Constitution were Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard and the builders off the USS Connecticut were General Dynamics Electric Boat. I don’t really know why I picked these two ships if I can’t find a anything in similar between them. A final difference is that the USS Constitution currently acts as an educational tool, it is open to tours and is used in educational activities and ceremonies, the USS Connecticut is currently just sitting in a dock in Puget Sound in Washington(what a lazy ship my state has).
Most people know the story about George Washington and the cherry tree. When he was a little boy he was given a hatchet and he was so excited, and started chopping down everything in sight. One day he came a cross a cherry tree that was just so beautiful, that he had to try out his new hatchet on this. Turns out that this cherry tree was his fathers favorite one and when his father asked if he had cut it down he replied “I can not tell a lie father, you know I can not tell a lie. I cut it with my hatchet.”
Did George Washington really cut down the cherry tree? I don’t think he did because I found a website that said that an author named Mason Locke Weems created the story. I think that he just created the story to teach kids that you should always be honest, event if you think that it might get you in trouble. Anyways, who would trust a little boy with a hatchet, obviously he would chop down things he wasn’t supposed to.
The elastic clause was intended to be used when issues came up that the original writers of the Constitution didn’t think of. It is important because it lets the government be flexible in dealing with situations that haven’t had to be dealt with before. Issues such as the Internet, space travel and steroid use are things that obviously weren’t put into the constitution but, our government has to deal with these things and the elastic clause lets them do that. I believe that we should be loose with the Constitution because times are very different now than when the original Constitution was written and we shouldn’t have to follow the same rules they did very strictly because some of them don’t apply anymore. It would probably be a lot harder to deal with the Constitution strictly because most of the issues that come up weren’t mentioned in it. I believe that the government should deal with it how they think is right, we elected all of them so we should be able to trust them to do what is right.
Most people know what the capitol building in DC looks like but, have ever really looked and enjoyed its architectural beauty? Up close you would notice that that all the columns are covered with very intricate carvings of corn, tobacco and cotton plants. The US capitol building was inspired by Roman architecture, for example it’s domes, columns and the white stone that that is made from. The interior of it was inspired by classical styles with its many sculptures, carvings, skylights and columns. The capitol building houses the chambers for the house of representatives and the senate, it is also where congress meets.