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The Contrast Between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Beliefs
Abstract In the modern-day United States, numerous moral and legal issues are causing differences in belief, thus turning the attention of advocates (or protestors) away from their own cause to that of their opponents. In a sense, personal liberation has become not so much about advocating for certain rights as much as it...
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An Argument in Favor of Slavery During the 19th Century
Pro-Slavery Arguments of the 19th Century Leading up to the nineteenth century, slavery became increasingly more prominent as a cheap source of labor in Latin America and the Caribbean. However, the 1800s were also marked by increased slave revolts alongside a strong emerging presence of abolitionist ideas that when couple...
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Stoicism and Civil Disobedience in Enchiridion by Epictetus and Letter From a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr.
How Stoicism Supports Civil Disobedience The Stoic way of life described in Epictetus's Enchiridion (135
A.C.E.) is characterized by a freedom from anxiety and being highly aware
of the limitations of humanity. The Enchiridion is a list of 52 principles
that, by following them, would allow one to become as great as t...
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Florence Kelley's Speech on Child Labor
Kelley On Child Labor In Florence Kelley’s speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association, she connects with her audience and encourages them to fight for the end of child labor by showing how horrifying it truly it is. Through bringing up the horrors of child labor, she implies that women need the right to vot...
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The Importance of an Open Mind and an Accepting Heart
If you were asked the question, “What is your citizenship?” You are likely to answer with whatever is on your passport or birth certificate. Surely, we all belong to some part of this world. But as history tells us, this is a result of our own social constructs. We’ve put up borders, segregated ourselves, and created our ow...
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A Comparison and Contrast Between Voluntary Passive and Voluntary Active Euthanasia
In this paper, I will argue that both forms of euthanasia, that is, voluntary passive and voluntary active, are morally permissible. Moreover, I will explain why there must be no moral distinction between the two practices. Lastly, I will show that we needn’t adopt different policies regarding the two forms. I will adopt...
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A Study on the Terrors Groups Being Against Western Education and Imposing a Strict Sharia Law to Muslim Countries
A revolt for and against education emerges as the key point in the class
readings. Specifically, terrorists' attacks in Nigeria, Pakistan, and
Afghanistan and, other violence stricken countries follow a similar pattern
where violence targets educational institutions. Most of the terror groups
are against western education w...
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The Poverty and Social Justice Folklore in Appalachia, a Region in the Eastern United States of America
Poverty and Social Justice Folklore/Folk Life in Appalachia In many parts of Appalachia, poverty is very pervasive in everyday society from family life to finding jobs. This inescapable theme of life in Appalachia has led to poverty and social justice being intertwined into various folk tales and aspects of folk life. I...
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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Satire Students for Lunch
Satire Essay: Students for Lunch As the principal of Main Street High School for the past 20 years, I hear 10,000 complaints about the school daily from students. The lockers are too small, the hallways are too crowded, the teachers are too hard, it goes on and on and on. The number one complaint though, that I hear every...
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An Analysis of Altman's Argument on the Relation Between the Moral Right to Buy and Possess Pornography and the Idea of Autonomy
Altman’s argument that there is a moral right to buy and possess pornography is centered around the idea of autonomy; humans have a right to do as they choose. He begins by describing the history of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and how society has become more liberal and accepting of people’s choices regarding their...
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The Dangers of Allowing and Disobeying Offensive Speech According to the Argument of Rauch
Rauch The purpose of Rauch’s argument is that though it may be dangerous to allow offensive speech, it is even more dangerous to disobey offensive speech. Rauch provides support for this idea by stating instances in history where speech once thought to be “offensive” has now transformed into widely accepted views. These ex...
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The Issue of Face-to-Face Racial Insults Under the Protection of the First Amendment
Lawrence The point of Lawrence’s argument is to prove that face-to-face racial insults should not be under the protection of the First Amendment. Lawrence tries to show this by explaining how face-to-face racial comments are an equivalent of “fighting words” and therefore cause a breach of peace in society. Lawrence’s argu...
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The Importance of the Treatment of the Issue of the Violation of Human Rights
Human rights are those rights which are essential for survival and for normal behavior existence. Every human being should have the freedom to exercise their basic rights irrespective of gender, caste, creed, colour, nationality and race. Some of the fundamental rights are right to live, freedom, speech, justice etc. The se...
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The Issues Why Physician-Assisted Suicide Should Not Be Legalized
Physician-Assisted Suicide: An Ethical Impossibility Physician-assisted suicide is a topic that has been at the forefront of bioethics for many years now and yet no real consensus has been made on whether it should be a right afforded to all patients. Cases can be made for either side of the argument. For example, most p...
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Marriage is a Constitutional Right, and Should Be Legal for Any Human Being
Homosexual Marriage Barack Obama once said, “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that's not what America's about. Usually, our constitution...
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Classical Liberalism as the Most Reasonable Choice for Our Society
Liberalism as an Ideology Out of all the ideologies discussed in this course, I believe that
classical liberalism is the most well organized and realistic course of
action for our society. While all of the ideologies have their positives
and the benefits related to them. Liberalism has three key points that make
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The Whole of Europe Says No to Capital Punishment
Starting in October of 2011, a selection of European nations made a choice to demonstrate their opposition to the use of capital punishment within the United States. These nations accomplished this by refusing to sell certain pharmaceutical properties (traditionally grown/manufactured in Europe) which are used in the making...
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The Fall of Civil Liberties in the 20th Century
To What extent have Civil Liberties been eroded in Recent Years? A Civil Liberty is a right that the state gives to the public which helps to ensure their human rights. In recent years there has been an argument to say that they have been eroded. This is especially true in connection to anti-terrorist legisla...
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A Desire to Break the Stereotypes of Society
Stereotypes have been centered upon us for as long as we can remember. However, there are specific stereotypes that are hurting the way we live that need to be abandoned. Individuality is stifled in our label-obsessed society. How can an entire population of females or males be generalized? Yes, we do have tendencies to act...
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The Cruelty of Humans in the Rwandan Genocide, the Human Rights Broken, and Its Impact on Rwanda and the World
Something I know is how cruel people in this world can be. Like how
can human dare to kill human, torture, play with them as if they were less?
Once again I'm just a young man and this is my speech on Human Rights and
the act of genocide putting its main focuses in the mass murder genocide of
Rwandan. Genocide and not follo...
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An Annotated Bibliography on the American Presidential Elections, Voter Support, and Voting Rights
Ward-Smith, Peggy. "It's an Election Year." Urologic Nursing. Jan 2016. Academic Search Complete. Accessed 23 Oct. 2016. In this editorial written by Peggy Ward-Smith with a PhD and RN degree, she discusses the history of presidential voting and how it differs from how a president is elected into office today. Our country...
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The Evident Violation of Human Rights in the Tobacco Harvesting Industry
Child Labor in Tobacco Harvesting: Human rights Violation Children of the ages between 7 to 18 are found at the field working on tobacco harvesting. This is a legal practice under the laws and regulations in the U.S. currently (“A Ban”). Children work an average of 12 hours exposed to dangerous chemicals and tools (Greenho...
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Race Do Not Define the Intelligence of an Individual
What defines intelligence? Does you race defines intelligence? Do where you come from define your intelligence? There are many questions in regards to what determines a person’s intelligence. Many people who put forth the effort, have different genetics, or who have been exposed to many things, can all determine a person’s...
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The Concept of Intersectionality in Sociology
Intersectionality is probably one of the most complex concepts in sociology. This is because it can always be examined on increasing levels, each person’s individual story adding to the collective. In a subject that tends to look at the macro-level intersectionality forces at least some examination of the micro. Because...
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The Right of Privacy and Ways to Prevent Cyber-Attacks
Although privacy is not a modern-day idea, so far it has proven to be too complex to simply define (Tavani, 1999). According to Schoeman (1984), privacy is the right or ability of an individual to control information about themselves. The internet has presented a policy vacuum as lawmakers were unsure how to apply legislati...
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