Ethical Issues In Night By Elie Wiesel

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With great powers comes great responsibility. America is the superpower of the world and much is expected of this country. Many nations rely on the power of the US to aid them in various situations. It is America's role as a powerhouse country to interfere without regard to national borders and sensitivities when other human beings are suffering. In the book Night, Elie Wiesel declares the needs to take sides when human beings are enduring suffering or humiliation no matter the situation..
I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim…. SOmetimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in …show more content…

Morally, it is the right thing to do. We can’t sit behind the curtain while knowing innocent people are dying and suffering. Ethnicity nor race matters when referring to actual lives at stake. The United States has the power to stop cases such as the Rwanda and Darfur genocides from happening. When the country does not intervene in these cases, they are doing wrong morally because they know it is happening, but not doing anything to stop it. This country's foundation is built around Christian morals whether the opposing side chooses to believe that. For generations different groups and ethnicities have led movements trying to bring change. One of the main points nearly all these groups used in their movement was ¨it is morally the right thing to do.¨ Another similarity these movements have in common is the fact that most of them were successful. America has prided itself on trying to do what is right, that’s one of the reasons we are the most civilized country. If we choose to stand by and not intervene regardless of national borders and sensitivities, we are throwing away the very thing much of this country has been built …show more content…

If America continues to intervene with other countries affairs, the problems in our own country are never going to be solved, they might even worsen. I do agree America has several problems that need to be solved. This doesn’t take away the fact that the country is the powerhouse for military and economics. Having this power we as a country can’t sit back while suffering of other humans is taking place. Opposers also believe that it’s not our problem other countries can’t thrive or defend themselves on their own. Americans have worked hard to create a successful country so why interfere with some country that can’t do the same. This point sounds a lot like the ideas behind Darwinism which is morally wrong in many

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