Martin Luther King Martin Luther King harped on civil disobedience for any moral arguments. Treating citizens differently based on skin color was nefarious, King wished to speak out to change but insisted on non-violent acts to do so. He expressed his thoughts in the “I Have a Dream” speech publically in a passive fashion. This passionate, positive and encouraging speech flourished King’s views and changed the American government’s unjust laws. Although, King did not use destructive force to get his point across, he did break some laws.
The purpose of the authors was to pursuade the reader into supporting civil disobedience and to improve the world around them. However, King does not only argue for taking action against civil injustice, but also to defend his name and organization. King’s purpose for his letter includes a justifiction for being Birmingham “because injustice is here” (292). Martin Luther King Jr. claims he was called to Birminham because of their social repression, and their need for help. Nevertheless, both authors appeal large audieces with their articles.
If I can show her dismissal had no underlying connection to the protected activity I am not bound by law to retain her employment. b. In Jennings v. Tinley Park Comm. Consol. School District the courts denied her claim of retaliatory discharge the reason being mutual trust and confidence between Procunier and Jennings were essential to the proper functioning of the workplace and Jennings’ discharge was based upon a loss of trust and confidence by Procunier, which was reasonable under the circumstances.
Cathy’s may believe that his actions was virtuous, however; his comments and actions are in contrast to this ethical principle. Another ethical principle that can be applied to the case is the deontological theory of categorical imperative. Under this ethical principle Cathy could argue that he had a moral duty to state and follow the laws that are given from God asserting that we are bringing God’s judgement on ourselves when we try to redefine the definition of marriage. Also under this principle it is the responsibility of the business to do the greatest good for its stakeholders in general. When Cathy stated his stance against same-sex marriage he was not thinking of his customers or the employees of the organization.
King states, "Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster the issue." (King 322). This shows that King is effectively protesting against a force of opposition. King hopes that his protests will force the community to acknowledge the injustice and work to change it for the better. Similar to King, Josephine Baker protested on the issue of segregation peacefully with the difference of using a pen to protest.
In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. was sent to jail because of a peaceful protest, protesting treatments of blacks in Birmingham. Before the protest a court ordered that protests couldn’t be held in Birmingham. While being held in Birmingham, King wrote what came to be known as the “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Not even King himself could predict how much of an impact this letter would have on the Civil Rights Movement. In the letter kind defended Kings beliefs on Nonviolent Protests, King also counters the accusations of him breaking laws by categorizing segregation laws into just and unjust laws. King uses this principle to help persuade others to join him in his acts of civil disobedience.
Martin Luther King believed in racial and ethical equality, nonviolent protests, and love and peace. These beliefs compare to those of transcendentalists in that both value individualism. Transcendentalists encourage others to think for themselves, which will promote peace and harmony in a community. “People can trust themselves to be their own authority on what is right,” (Transcendentalism). Martin Luther didn’t conform to a society that said it was okay to segregate people based on race.
We honor them by honoring those principles of freedom – even when a callous few vainly attempt to demean the dignity rightfully due them.” The intended message is that these soldiers fought to protect America’s freedoms, including that of free speech. In honoring them we should honor what they stood for, because even if a select few wish to abuse free speech it is still for the greater good. The opinions of Hudson Jr. and Collins are consistent with the viewpoints of this essay. Westboro Baptist Church may be a revolting group, but the First Amendment protects exactly these types of people. The Phelps family has the right to voice their opinions, and preventing them from doing so would be unconstitutional and only add another wrong to the equation.
This uncertainty is not strong evidence to justify constraining a fundamental human right such as freedom of expression. Allowing freedom of speech, including hateful speech, shows how a country is politically stable with strong social stability. However, ruling that it is OK to ban hate speech will open the door to banning other speech as well. This is not a power we can trust the government with. For example, if an uneducated man uses crude language to shows his hate about Mexican immigration or his Christian disapproval of gays should not be
As Parfit states, “Since these two choices will be worse for no one, we need to explain why we have a moral reason not to make these choices. This problem arises because, in different outcomes, different people would exist. I therefore call this the Non-Identity Problem” (Parfit, 378). One of the caveats that exists for the Non-Identity Problem is that we cannot appeal to these future people’s rights for different reasons. For example, we cannot appeal to the rights of future people because there is no way we can communicate with them.
All of Benjamin Franklin’s virtues are good valuable virtues. The ones that I should work on the most are Sincerity, Order, and Silence. I should work in order because I am unorganized, and I need order in my life. I should work o Sincerity because I am not very sincere to my siblings when I am angry, in trouble, or there is an injustice. And lastly, I should work on Silence.
She simple choose to not issue the marriage licenses herself. She was doing the moral character thing for her character. Not wanting to hurt anyone or anything in the process, just being safe, in not fully endorsing the topic and not just saying no to it either. She just wanted no part in it what so ever. Conclusion In final, if I were judging Kim Davis for her actions ethical, I would say she is being unethical because she is not using Joseph Fletchers Christian Situation Ethics because she is not doing or seeing anyone with love.