My purpose in this essay is to explain and analyze the Divine Command Theory. Divine Command Theory states that morality is ultimately based on the commands of God. I disagree with this theory because how do we know what concepts of God are true and what other concepts are false? There are so many religions making their own claims and interpretations that they believe are true. Therefore, how do we know then what God approves or disapproves of?
While I found this article somewhat easy to follow, I can understand how some of Aquinas’s arguments can lead to debate or confusion on the nature of God, evil, and free will. Despite this, because of reason and what God is envisioned to be, I agree with conclusions that Aquinas has made. Renick begins by asking the question “Why is there evil in the world?” The answer given by many Christians is that Satan is the reason evil exists since he corrupts God’s creation and history through Eden. Initially, I believed the same thing. My knowledge of the Bible is limited to what was reiterated to me in church.
Therefore, it is a problem that will arise since there will be conflicts between people as a result of differing opinions. Certain religions consider it to be immoral. From the point of view of a Christian they have concluded that the status of an embryo is similar to that of a human because it will become one and thus they should be treated with respect thinking of the human it will become. The main concern for religious groups as such from all religions is that through this they are “playing god”. They believe that messing with Gods will is erroneous and this will cause problems to arise between different groups who oppose the opinion therefore stem cell transplants are better off avoided and only tested in the laboratories but not performed on humans.
The three strikes law seems to assist with steering offenders away from committing further crimes because following the second conviction there may be a reminder of what will happen if the felon commits another criminal act his or her freedom will be taken away and will receive a prison sentence of a mandatory twenty-five years, or worst, a life sentence. The thought of serving a life sentence may be the reason that some change their lifestyle and stop committing crimes. Theirs also disadvantage to the law first it gives the potential risks of more crimes to being committed. Already convicted felons are given the chance to commit more crimes, even though this is not what the law was intended for but the opportunity is there and present. Civilians are being placed in greater risk of being targeted by the same offenders that rather continue to commit crimes.
In response to Marry Anne Warren’s argumentative discussion, “Personhood Argument for Abortion,” and Judith Jarvis Thomson’s similar discussion, “A Defence of Abortion,” I point out further that their ideas of personhood is morally wrong and discriminatory. II. There are underlying medical and social consequences during, and after having an abortion. III. I propose my own ethical and political theory that the legalization of abortion itself is a political motive by the government to rid of their responsibilities to these potential mothers.
Although what Hecuba truly wants is to cause Polymestor more pain then she feels. Hecuba does this by murdering Polymestor’s sons while he watches. Furthermore, in Hecuba’s mind, she believed that if she murders two children, she would be justified because two of her children were murdered. Although, losing two children and then taking two could be seen as fair in this situation the action was unfair. In clarification, Polymestor only killed one of her children and Hecuba killed two of his children.
Clappers lace their blood with explosives and then clap to blow themselves up, killing as many people as possible. By researching radicalization, my opinion that radicalization is wrong did not change, I learned why it happens, and was able to connect it to my life. Initially when I first started researching radicalization, I only thought that radicalization involved Islamic terrorists. Now after reading the news article, The Radicalization of White Americans, by German Lopez, I now understand radicalization applies to so much more. It applies to white supremacist groups and other groups that have outspoken
Ronald Carlson wanted nothing more but justice for his sister who had been murdered. Ronald talks about how he would have killed the man with his own hands if he would have gotten the chance but his mind quickly changed after he seen his sister's murder being executed, he has a new view on the situation now. He talks about how watching the execution left him full of horror and emptiness. Ronald asks a question that should be addressed he said, “Our justice system should not be dictated by vengeance.” He asked, “As a society, shouldn’t we be more civilized than the murderers we condemn?” We should be more civilized, we shouldn't have the right to sentence people to death for three reasons, it puts innocent lives at risk, it's extremely costly
The argument was that these activists had encouraged people to attend the rally and ultimately "aided, abetted, and encouraged" the use of violence and the murder of police officers (Linder, 1995). Several of the arrested activists were put to death. Later, Schenck v. United States (1919) would determine that the First Amendment would be limited by speech or action intended to result in a crime, and posed a “clear or present danger”. Even under this doctrine, it is hard to see how the encouragement to protest by labor activists encouraged someone to throw a bomb. Under the doctrine determined by Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969), which stated that only speech "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action", encouraging or engaging in protests is undoubtedly protected by the First
Clappers lace their blood with explosives and then clap to detonate, killing as many people as possible. By researching radicalization my opinion that radicalization is wrong, did not change, I learned why it happens, and was able to connect it to my life. Initially when I first started researching radicalization, I only thought that radicalization was for Islamic terrorists. Now after reading the news article, The Radicalization of White Americans, by German Lopez, I now understand radicalization applies to so much more. It applies to white supremacist groups, right wing extremist groups, and other groups that have ideas that are not mainstream.
This currently prevents many people from finding employment. Which leaves them with the only option to commit crimes again. He would give judges the power to depart from mandatory minimums laws if they are on the best interest of the law. This is would be very beneficial for us since people make stupid mistakes sometimes and life in prison is way too severe. Also having a person sent to prison cost money, especially if they have serve a life sentence.
Murdering or sentencing one to death row is not just, even if the individual is guilty of treason. By saying the individual on trial shall not live because they murdered another, this reflects back on the decision makers. It deems those making the decisions hypocrites. The court members are choosing whether one lives or dies, and if they choose the death option they are performing the exact crime the individual could be on trial for. Murder.
I’m referring to the medium to lesser charges, including drug charges and immigration. There is a whole spectrum however of those lesser charges those inmates could benefit from in this way of prison education. In conclusion, a change must be made to the way government runs the prisons and what could be beneficial to make this change and what is currently not working. The number of inmates is one of those changes that could be extremely beneficial, not only to society but also to those specific individuals who have minor charges and deserve a second chance. The women and men that do ever get this second chance at life, truly never get a real second chance if they are not assisted with tools to