American Creed Argument
The most important thing in life is trust. To have respect and trust for everyone in our community would make the community stronger and less likely to fall. If everyone had the same respect for each other we would be able to build a community strong enough to handle anything that could happen.
The problem communities are having right now is nobody has the same amount of trust and respect. Like Tegan Griffith, a retired Marine and speaker in the American Creed documentary, says, “Marines don't get things done themselves.” This means they have others trust to accomplish what they are fighting for. In other words you cannot accomplish anything with one person. Having a group of people who all are fighting to accomplish the same thing with trust will succeed. Those who think they can do everything by themselves and don't trust others will not accomplish very much. Coming together will make yours and others relationships stronger than ever. The marines have to have trust each other or many more would get killed. Everyone doubts each other way to much and if that wasn't the case we would accomplish much more together as a community.
Chicago Cubs general manager Joe Maddon was also a speaker in the American Creed documentary. He explained that “when you and I build a relationship we could build a community center, run an organization, but we first have to build that relationship before any of that can happen.” Building a relationship is the first step to everything with building a strong community. Not having that relationship would cause arguing and not being able to agree with what to do with our community. Not having that relationship would pull us apart, and nothing would be accomplished. We wouldn't be able to agree on one thing because we don't trust each other’s opinion on their thoughts.
As a member of the Hazleton Integration Project, Elaine Madden Curry says, “We wanted to buy a building and make it a community center, with the goal to integrate the community.” This is a good idea because then people from the whole community could participate. When everyone starts participating, people will learn how to gain trust and respect for each other. Eric Liou from the American Creed documentary says, “what holds us together is a creed.” When you think about that it means to have respect and trust for one another, that is what will be holding us together.
Having trust and respect in your community will make the whole community progress. That relationship between everyone in your community is the key for the progress and will keep towns from falling. We need to come together and become one. We will become stronger as a community than ever before.