It is the Trust between Soldiers, between Soldiers and Leaders, Army Civilians, families, and the American people that enables The Army Profession to continue as an autonomous and self-governing organization. Leaders build trust within their units through by demonstrating their competence, character, and commitment and by instilling the same in Soldiers. The Army Ethic guides the conduct of our Soldiers and provides the identity of the Army Profession as a representative of our Nation’s interests. Violations of trust damage the Army’s reputation as a respectable profession in the eyes of the American people and place the Army Profession in jeopardy. The Army continues to be regarded as one of the most trusted organizations in the United States, and as leaders, it is vital that every order, action and mission is executed daily in accordance with the Army Values, that its leaders conduct themselves as professionals guided by the Army Ethic, and that the Army continues to uphold the American people’s trust by remaining ethically and morally true to the values of the American
The right to bear arms has been a controversial issue ever since James Madison established it as the second amendment of the constitution. The second amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” (US Const. amend. II). Those in favor of the second amendment, believe that arms are used for protection, dangerous situations, and sports.
The Tokugawa period
Leaders need to trust their subordinates and empower them, and subordinates need to trust their leaders to give them the freedom to carry out such orders. After all, the leaders and the subordinates share the same common purpose, to defend the security and integrity of the United States as a sovereign nation. Trustworthiness is each and everyone’s responsibility in the Army. How we live and conduct ourselves reflect our personal and professional values. If an individual chooses to behave in a way that corrodes the Army values, it weakens the effectiveness of the profession, and destroys trust among our comrades, allies, and the people that we serve.
Firstly, people are drawn towards sin, and therefore towards ideas that permit sin. Moral relativism teaches that there is no right or wrong, only what is acceptable for the individual. This allows people to do whatever they "feel" is right, rather than adhere to moral and ethical standards. Secondly relativism is often endorsed because it simply sounds nice; saying everybody 's culture, religion, and beliefs are equal seems to be a kind and accepting way of life. On the surface, relativism allows people from various backgrounds from disagreeing on serious issues.
After the dramatic change in the political power the Samurai served a real and powerful purpose to the warrior caste. These warriors were built for combat and were always prepared during the war period. Completed with a full set of armor the warriors also followed a strict spiritual set of laws. This set of spiritual conduct was called the “Bushido Code.” The “Bushido Code” is better known as the Way of the Warriors.
“The sacred rights of mankind,” writes Alexander Hamilton, “are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power”. In his response to Samuel Seabury’s argument for obedience to the king, Hamilton invokes the sacred rights of mankind–universal truths echoing down through the past and reaching far into the future–as his basis for rebellion. These sacred and universal rights form the foundation for politics, which undergirds not only the arguments of the Founding Fathers, but Classical Republicanism itself. The success of politics hinges upon its universality.
I agree with Schopenhauer that compassion is the true and only basis of moral action because compassion is what shows what kind of people we really are and what our basis of moral actions are. In the text, “When an action is characterized by an extraordinary absence of compassion, it bears the certain stamp of the deepest depravity and loathsomeness” (Schopenhauer, 106). Our actions show our character. Compassion is what defines us and it shows others what we our morals are. It is the best way to show people what we love.
a. The Army White Paper seeks define ourselves as a Profession of Arms and as Professional Soldiers in the era of constant conflict that we now live in. The paper is a thoughtful look into the past, present and future of our profession. It will have top leaders thinking about the direction of our profession and ways to keep the American Soldier a professional in his field. b. The beginning of the paper talks about the Army as a profession of arms by posing the question, “what does it mean to be a professional?”.
A Commander sustains an ethical command climate in war by establishing clear intent and purpose for their organization, accentuated through his vision. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the Law of War are the military guidelines and penalties for soldiers to act accordingly. Distinctively, the majority of people know the difference between right and wrong. Command team (i.e. Commander and NCOs) are role models for the organization and set the example for their subordinates, which led to sustaining an ethical climate. Discipline organization exhibits high physical fitness, technical competence and successfully accomplish the mission.
The right to bear arms gave us the power to bear arms to protect our constitution. Many civilizations like the British did not allow their civilians to bear arms giving them absolute power. The writers of the constitution wanted the citizens to be able to protect their rights. It also states that we have the right to a Militia, which to date is our national guard. When you get into politics and maybe ask someone about the second amendment two things will pop up, the individual right, or the right to a militia.
Around 1200 B.C.E, Dynasties chose their rulers or emperors by a system called the Mandate of Heaven. Mandate of heaven was a belief that a higher power like the Gods, would select their ruler. The first Chinese ruler to claim his throne came directly from heaven. This is a belief that was built off of chinese traditions of worshiping their ancestors. If the chosen Emperor fails to be kind and rule by the moral standards of the Gods, natural disasters and rebellions would happen and he would eventually be overthrown.
Over fourteen years ago, the everyday lives of the American people were forever changed. Fear, confusion, and displacement rushed our minds as the attack on 9/11 took place. This marked the beginning of the war we know today as Operation Enduring Freedom. Throughout the last decade and a half, the Army’s professional character has remained intact. Military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps and stewardship hold us together during these times of despair, but trust within our nation’s security overtook the thoughts of the American people as they watch the second plane hit the north Twin Tower in New York City.