Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” If Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others had not protested during the Civil Right movement there would still be segregation and inequality. Without a doubt, there are times when it is justifiable to break a law in a democratic society. If rights are being denied, if the majority feel it is an unjust law, or even if the minorities (being that they are experts on the subject) feel it is wrong as well. Despite the social contract, it’s a citizen’s responsibility to go against the government at times. Citizens have that right to protest against the government because there are basic rights that the government must provide for their citizens.
In this quote, Brown argues that by claiming equality and justice for the masses that have been excluded or marginalized, the whole definition of equality could be altered. By recognizing these groups, it does not necessarily mean that they are now being treated with equality, it just means that they are being acknowledged for having a place in society but they are not necessarily important. The left might now recognize groups that have been marginalized for years or even decades, and announce it publicly but this action could just be false rhetoric to persuade others that there is equality for everyone. Therefore, claiming justice or equality is a dangerous action.
Although, Thoreau does not like the way government rule however his not an anti-government. He believes the government is necessary for ruling the country, but the corrupt government is not beneficial at all because it is only benefiting people who are involved in the politics. He believes government power should come from the people and citizens should receive all the advantage than political leaders. Therefore, Thoreau thinks the current government is flawed; thus, we must create new form political system. When he mentions this statement his intentions become more clear “I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.
If you agree with Rachael, you are agreeing to lie about who raised you which is disrespect and not acceptable. Learning to accept your race may be hard for some but that does not mean you cant associate with other races and live in their culture. Looking into the future, there is a possibility race will not exist anymore and it all determines on if people are going to do what Rachael Dolezal
"As Americans, we possess the right to freedoms that many other countries are unable to acquire. Being an American embodies the connotative definition of freedom and equality in the minds of those in third world countries. Many less fortunate countries suffer from tyranny because government officials have the right to violate privacy. With a violation of privacy comes a lack of free speech and expression coupled with conformed, fear stricken citizens. The founders of our land of the free implemented a measure to prevent dictatorships such as these that strip people of their individualism.
Yes, illegal immigrants should be allowed the rights that a citizen has. However, I believe they should only get them if they go through the naturalization process. On the other hand, illegal immigrants today are not able to go through the naturalization process, and that is one reason why I believe that the immigrants should be able to have the same respects, rights, and responsibilities of any other Citizen or legal immigrant. Another reason why illegal immigrants should have U.S citizen rights is the immigrants come to America for different reasons. For example, maybe they were not making enough money to feed their family, or they didn’t have clean water to drink or wash. Would you want to come to a place everyone tells you is better, has
The idea of equality can never be made a reality with individuals treating each other the way they do now. The division among social groups whether it’s by race, religion, gender, economic status, or physical appearance, is unacceptable and the stereotypes only causes tension and for these groups to become more divided and separated from society as a whole. How can the United States boast its diversity, when the diversity of its people calls for tension and lead to a fragmented nation, and contradicts the name of the country itself? When will the American people become united once again just as they did during the Revolutionary
The difference, however, is that for Nozick fairness does not lie in wealth redistribution as Rawls seems to suggest, but rather in safeguarding what people have legitimately acquired and are entitled to keep. Nozick values liberty over equality, so he is concerned about protecting the rights of
People that are transgender are affected negatively in a majority of aspects, which is seen through the statistics that haunt the community. They face discrimination in employment, education, housing, medical and other services (Vaughn, NP). Some say the reason they discriminate against them is because it goes against religion, it’s considered a mental disorder, and some say special protections are not needed (Pelleschi Page
Freedom of assembly has to be balanced with other people’s right if it causes problem in public order. When people think freedom of assembly, it’s always have to do with people protesting which causes violence. But they plea that’s peaceful protest when it’s not. People should have freedom to roam where they please and go wherever they’d like, just not when it involves violence on public property. “Although the government can't stop you from joining with a group of others to make your views known, you must do it in a peaceful manner” (The Right To Gather Has Some Restrictions).