If this were to happen then you would have to further step away from your moral code of ethics and torture them further or even resort to something drastic such as threatening members of their family as a demonstration of your power over them. In some cases people will say anything, to avoid being tortured. In some countries with oppressive governments, people will sometimes accuse innocent people of criminal activity in an attempt to save themselves. As a result of this innocent people are tortured until they admit to things they didn't do, and punished. Torture may not necessarily guarantee accurate or reliable information at the expense of a potentially innocent person.
I feel as if the pain that a criminal would feel from being tortured, without any moral or ethical considerations, is worth it if it saves a life that would otherwise be lost. One response to the Dirty Case is that interrogative torture, such as the technique used by the officer on the kidnapper, is not effective. Steinhoff argues that this is incorrect because sometimes the torturer does get what he is looking for as in the Dirty Harry case. To further defend against this response, Stein a One-Million-Pains-To-One-Kill-Gun argument. With this argument, essentially a person is being shot at by an aggressor and is eventually going to be hit unless they were to fire a gun with a 1 in 1 million chance of immediately stunning the aggressor to avoid being killed.
Social and political injustice: People choose terrorism when they are trying to right what they perceive to be a social or political or historical wrong—when they have been stripped of their land or rights, or denied these. The belief that violence or its threat will be effective, and usher in change. Another way of saying this is: the belief that violent means justify the ends. Many terrorists in history said sincerely that they chose violence after long deliberation, because they felt they had no choice. This explanation of the causes of terrorism may be difficult to swallow.
Washington would see that individual communities and movements have created change for themselves, while working against others. It’s amazing what could be done if we stopped working against each other. While political parties aren’t going away, which would be to Washington’s dismay, he would suggest that the next president figure out a way to stop the two main parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, from being convinced their beliefs are the “correct” beliefs. If we cannot get rid of political parties, the best we can do is unite them. The only way to change our country is by working with each other, not against each other.
The party felt as though inflicting pain will make the victim regain obedient.‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation.”(336) This quote relates to present time because this theory supports why police officers today assault victims.
How effective can torture be if terrorists are already willing to give up their lives? In the article, “The Case for Torture” Michael Levin claims that “there are situations in which torture is not merely permissible but morally mandatory.” What is torture? Torture, by definition, is a knowing and intentional act of inflicting severe pain on someone to force them to do or say something. Levin describes how torture is the only way to prevent and extract information from terrorists.Many believe that being interrogated by American intelligence should not be a pleasant experience for enemy combatants such as terrorists.Levin presents torture as the only method to safeguard civilians,but this is a violation against human rights and inhumane.Although
This passage is significant since it reflects the theme of dangers of totalitarianism, in this case, the dangers of censorship. Winston is George Orwell’s example of the dangers of censorship since throughout the book Winston breaks the government 's rules, until one day he gets caught and the government breaks him. If a government censors everything people will wonder what else is out there and want to go against the laws. Once Winston comprehended this he started to gain resilience against the party, until he entered room 101 and the party finally broke
In my thought of reference, someone shouldn’t be laughing while killing a person, it gives a much easier target. I have noticed in life that people are insane. Especially the thought of stalking someone…Anyone. People are willing to do extremely crazy things these days, and I know that people should be held accountable for what they’re actions. I really don’t care if the person had a mental illness you should never be able to get away with something so severe.
I know it could happen in any country.” What Golding is saying that just because one war is over doesn’t mean we are all safe from war itself. Just because you think you are a good person doesn’t mean you are immune from becoming a part of evil. This serves to warn people about the truth of the world in the people in
The Death Penalty or the Capital Punishment should be considered illegal due to all of the things that are wrong with it. First of all the 8th amendment even says that there should be no cruel or unusual punishments for breaking the law, which the death penalty violates. Second the methods that they kill people sometimes don’t work and make the recipient die in pain and agony. Third of all 19 states already don’t allow it and some people are innocent that end up getting executed. So this shows why the death penalty should be abolished because the 8th amendment, the cruel methods used, and if we fixed this it would result in a safer and better society.
The thought of a society without a militia is sickening with terrorists being able to attack any helpless citizen. Sure, the alternative weapons are useful, yet they don 't have any range upon the enemy and some people can not acquire the physical force or tactical skill needed to fortify. Gun control makes it so only the fittest of the fittest survive, which means even more deaths when terrorists attack. To add, gun laws do not prove any use. Even though gun laws prevent deaths, they infringe so many rights in the immutable Bill of Rights, which is one of the foundations of the great United States.
In spying on its citizens America would be enabling the abuse of citizens through controlling their actions exploiting their lives. A way this could be observed is by bugging phones to listen in on conversations. “We must not ignore the costs to liberty and privacy of intercepting phone calls and other electronic communications”, (Posner 2). Although public safety is a concern, the greater threat comes from denying citizens their rights and protecting them from tyrannical leaders. First citizens will lose their independence, then they will be stripped of their freedom by restraining their actions.
Rape in the military is a datable topic because some people maybe too ignorant to believe such a horrendous act can happen in our military. Some people may believe that the reason why we don’t hear about many rape cases in the military is because they don’t occur. Others may disagree and say that these victims are too afraid of speaking up because of the hate they will receive because they are tarnishing a fellow soldiers reputation.
The handicaps symbolize fear if they display any of their powers such as speed, looks, and thinking they will be severely punished. In the story “Harrison Bergeron” the handicaps make people identical, but, their real plans are to bring fear and weaken them so they don 't rebel against the government. Equality could be dangerous to society because the handicaps are a way that the government controls people without them knowing also scare them with some serious consequences if they don 't follow their orders. Without diversity, the government could destroy the world, and weaken the people. Being all the same Diversity can destroy the world, and weaken
I would prefer if someone didn’t know because there’s no point in holding a secret in if someone can find out and tell anyone they want if they so please. When we think of safety the people is our main objective to keep out of harm’s way. Without the people safety why do we even have a government? The government was mad to set rules and regulations that will sustain the society that we live in. Without safety there cannot be peace in a community/society.