“Argument is strength, not weakness, as long as we argue, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, we will argue.” says Howard Fineman. This notion has helped to establish “The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates that Define & Inspire our Country” a book in which was designed to explain and explore arguments throughout America. Howard Fineman, one of our most trusted political journalists, reveals every debate, from the seventeenth-century to the present day in the thirteen arguments. It is these continuous arguments that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free explains Fineman. Four of the thirteen enduring issues from the book which are important, still up for debate, and is solvable are Who is a Person?, Who is an American, Presidential Power, and What can we know and say?
Who is a Person? Still to this day, us Americans are still trying to determine the answer to that. Every generation is evolving into something greater than it was before. Allowing the definition of a person to change. According to Howard Fineman a “person” is defined as someone with political rights.