Hank Williams Jr. also known as "Bocephus," is a public icon to the country music world. You can't bring up country music legends without mentioning Hank Williams Jr. Since Williams was born the public have had their eye on him; he is the son of the famous Hank Williams, a man who some may credit as "the father of country music" (Event-in-Music). Along with this, Williams has earned his popularity through his trademark mix of Southern rock and the blues (Country Standard Time) a style that has attracted a huge fan base. However, people don't only know Williams for his music and his father's name. He also has an interesting view on politics that he makes well known throughout the media. Through his songs, interviews, and concerts Williams has made his die-hard Republican ideals loud and clear to the public. Hank Williams Jr. started his career with songs that closely resembled his fathers. These songs talked about a simple way of life out in the country. Just like many people from out in the country, Williams wants to "keep the government out of his business." He doesn't speak out the government or any sort of politics until later on his career, particularly when Barrack Obama took office. In an album called Old Country New Rules William's political views, for the first time, is heard through his guitar and voice. In this album, Hank Williams Jr. openly addresses today's politics and has no hesitation in speaking out against America's government and President Barrack Obama. In Williams's song, "Keep the Change" he talks about the troubles America faces and "we know who to blame" (Old Country New Rules)for them, pointing the finger at President Barrack Obama. He feels that under Barrack Obama this country is, "going down the drain" (Old Country New Rules). While addressing some of the rights he feels Obama is trying to take away, he rebels against it with the phrase "I'll keep my freedom-I'll Keep my guns-Try to keep my money-And my religion too" (Old Country New Rules). The Republicans have been accusing the Democrats of trying to remove these rights for the past decade. Under President Obama, Williams believes the country is becoming the "United Socialist States of America" (Old Country New Rules) because of Obama's policies that distribute wealth to the poor while raising taxes on the rich. Williams shows he is one of many Republicans that believe Obama is a Socialist. Throughout the song Williams mocks President Obama's famous campaign slogan "change" by stating Obama and his supporters can "keep the change" (Old Country New Rules). In this song, he shows a lot of hate for the President and shows that he will not stand for his policies and ideas. He believes the country is spiraling into disaster under him and he will not stand for it. Another song in his album called "We don’t apologize for America," Williams furiously points out Obama's repeated apologies for America. Throughout his presidency, Obama has apologized to several nations for America's actions, claiming we were both "dictating" and "arrogant" (Washington Free Beacon Staff). In this song, Williams repeats, "No, we don't apologize for America" (Old Country New Rules) and shows who he is blaming for the apologies with the phrase, "Hey Obama, one more time" (Old Country New Rules). Hank Williams Jr. supports a strong foreign policy that recognizes America as a strong super power that can't be messed with. He disagrees with just about everything Obama has done and this song directly points out one of those things. Along with Obama, Williams also lashes out at the Environmental Protection Agency or the EPA in his song, "Take back the Country." He talks about the simpler times when people could just build a house where they pleased with no hassle from the government or the EPA. However, now a day, "the EPA says no" (Old Country New Rules). In disagreement with the EPA Williams goes to his commonly said phrase," Don’t tread on me!"…
As the famous Hank Williams Jr. once sang, “the interest is up and the Stock Market’s down”. This tune is still ringing in the heads of many across the country as everyone is struggling with the low supply and high demand of the beef industry. What has been the cause of the declining cattle market? Many factors come into play.
The drought this nation has been facing has impacted the lives of many farmers, feedlot owners, cattlemen and consumers. Cattle herds have reached their lowest…
care. Knowing what to write in literary works is not the only thing that matters. Grammar and punctuation are a big part of what makes poems, short stories, and essays great. Not one person’s writing is perfect, I am not an exception, but with William Strunk and E.B. White’s Elements of Style it is possible to get close to perfect.
Knowing when to place commas in sentences with conjunctions was never my strong suit. This was no longer a problem after reading Elements of Style. All it took…
John Blair Jr is the son of John Blair, of scotland. John Blair Jr was born in Williamsburg Virginia in October 1731 and died August 31, 1800. He graduated from the college of William and Mary and moved on to study law at London’s Middle Temple (archives.gov). He was characterized as a wealthy, well-connected, and influential merchant , planter, legislator, and lawyer from the powerful Tidewater aristocracy who was an important leader of the second rank when Virginia joined most of the colonies in…
William J. Brennan
William J. Brennan Jr. was born on April 25, 1906 as the second of eight children. While he was born in New Jersey he actually graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at the age of twenty-two and graduated from Harvard University at the age of twenty-five (Supreme Court History). During his years as a college undergrad he married Marjorie Leonard and eventually had three children.
WWII then happened, and Brennan served well becoming a Colonel and the recipient…
life was well spent? What makes a life worth living? And exactly how much influence do other peers in one’s life influence the outcome?
The goal of many is to never be forgotten; to have an impact on the world like Ghandi, or Martin Luther King Jr. But who is to say that these historical figures are the only ones to leave behind a legacy? The Holocaust is an event that will never be forgotten, and for some, will forever haunt their hearts. 9/11 will always be celebrated as a day that the…
fifty-year anniversary of the “I Have A Dream” speech.
1. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was actually born Michael Luther King, Jr, but he changed his name. Dr. King won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 after the 1963, “I Have a Dream” speech.
2. “I have a dream that my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
3. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached right here in Montgomery, Alabama at his church on Dexter Avenue.
Martin Luther King Junior (Jr.), actually born Michael King Jr., was brought into this world on January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born to his mother Alberta Williams, his dad Martin Luther King Senior (Sr.), his older sister Christine King-Farris, and later his younger brother Alfred Daniel Williams. King Jr. started public school at the age of 5 and later attended Booker T. Washington High School. He skipped the grades 9th and 12th. He then entered Morehouse College at the age of 15…
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MLK Jr. Rhetorical Analysis
In the letter
Letter From Birmingham
, Martin Luther King Jr. is responding to the
clergymen who wrote to him about demonstrations he has been taking, calling them “extreme”.
While Martin lays out a well developed argument in his stance, he goes back to consider the
accusations made that his nonviolent protest movement is extreme. In the concluding
paragraphs of this letter, Martin Luther King Jr. wisely reputes all accusations made by…
William Carlos Williams: Craft Annotation
The poet William Carlos Williams stands apart as one of the most influential poets of modern times. Williams' poetic voice composes a unique picture in which the reader is immersed in the poet's world of sensory perception. Williams believed that everything in our lives, no matter how simple, can be organized into poetic verse. Through Williams' rather simplistic straightforward language and observations he speaks directly to ordinary individuals. Williams'…
William Carlos Williams and His Imagist Poetry
Modernism and Imagism, two movements in literature ,which were developed in the
20th century .At the beginning of the decade ,modernism was a revolution of style .Crime,
depression, and materialism filled this era. Musician, artists,and writers broke away from
technique to create a new art.Also, imagism brought fragmental and chaotic life where nobody
felt secure and happy.After that…