Paul Hill decided to kill abortionist Dr. John Britton and his escort as they left their clinic, in order to stop them from killing more unborn babies. At least that’s his reasoning for his violent acts. But these acts are more than random violence, they are acts of religious terrorism. Religious terrorism is a “public act of destruction without a political objective designed to create fear, for which religion acts as the motivation, organization, and justification.” Based on the definition of religious terrorism, Paul Hill is a terrorist. The first part of the definition of religious terrorism, public destruction, can be seen throughout Paul Hill’s work against abortion clinics. Paul Hill carried out a public act of destruction by killing …show more content…
Paul Hill’s reason for killing the doctor and his bodyguard was because, in his eyes, they were performing an immoral act and taking innocent lives. Hill was pro-life and believed that an abortion was a murderous act; that this act had to be put to a stop and that those lives had to be saved – at all costs. Paul Hill believed that killing the abortionist and his bodyguard was necessary, and uses the Ten Commandments to defend and justify his reasoning. The sixth commandment says that one should not murder. It seems strange for Hill to justify his murder with a commandment that says he shouldn’t murder, but to him he didn’t commit murder. He says murder is unjust killing. His actions, conversely, killed a murderer, which is justified. He uses this statement to counteract the notion of being pro-life while taking away two lives himself. He also believes that this commandment “requires the means necessary to defend against murder-including lethal force,” therefore justifying his killing. He believes he would have deserved his charges if he was an abortionist, demonstrating further his strong belief about abortionists being murderers and his need and justification for putting a stop to …show more content…
In order to have a just war, there needs to be a just cause that protects the innocent, re-establishes a just political order, and turns back aggressors, and is a last resort for the matter. Paul Hill was supporting his pro-life beliefs by protecting millions of innocent babies to ultimately try to stop the legalization of abortion and to turn people away from that act, as well as, bring up the notion of protecting unborn and born children equally (Hill, “Defending the Defenseless”). Hill believed that he was saving more lives through his violent act than the two that would be lost. In Paul Hill’s mind this was the last resort. Paul Hill mentioned that he couldn’t just wound Dr. Britton, but had to kill him, because otherwise Dr. Britton would have continued to kill more unborn babies. Hill compared his circumstances to the situation at Columbine, mentioning how he would be praised if he had killed the shooters, but in his case, he is reprimanded for it. In the Columbine shooting, a person is required to use any means necessary to stop the shooter or someone could call the police to help. Similarly, in the abortion case, Hill used the means necessary to stop the “shooter” of the unborn babies, because he knew the police wouldn’t interfere due to abortion
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Weekly Assignment 2 1. What, if anything, morally justified Mr. Meiks’s choice to kill the Thurman sheriff? Following the classic divine command theory, the only possible thing that could morally justify Mr. Meiks’s choice to kill the Thurman sheriff is that he was protecting is divine mission from God. God supposedly commanded to him to complete his mission, to tell no one outside the family about it, and to protect the mission.
As a young child growing up in Canada, I didn't ever really understand the political satire that Rick Mercer was talking about on television. Who was Stephen Harper? What did being Prime Minister really mean? What I did know, nevertheless, was that he was funny. Canadians young and old know this, and that is one of the reasons why his largely popular show, The Mercer Report, is still running after 13 seasons.
On April 19, McVeigh watched on television with millions of other Americans as the FBI Stormed the compound resulting in a firestorm that killed dozens of Branch Davidians, including children (“Timothy”). McVeigh was known as a very friendly person before all of his anger built up. There must have been so much anger that his actions had killed 168 people. “Beginning in September, 1994, Timothy McVeigh began the plot to destroy the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. With accomplices Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier, McVeigh acquired several tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and gallons of fuel oil to form a highly volatile explosive.
John Oliver’s Sugar - Satire Review “The Average American eats 22 teaspoons of sugar a day, 5 times the proper amount!” This is a quote from the host of “Last Week Tonight” John Oliver in his video over making producers include an ‘added sugar’ slot on product nutrition labels. Consumers should at least get to know what the food we eat contains. The producers are trying to avoid including the “added sugar” on their labels. Their reaction should make you question how much sugar they include in their products.
Luke 23: 24 ,”Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” That was the verse that 16th Street Baptist Church Sunday school lesson for September 15, 1963 was going to be based on (Howard, Betsy Child). Sadly, four very special little girls never got to hear it. The assassination of the four innocent little girls, Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair during the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was unjust because they were innocent, the main causes for the assassination were racial and political; however, in those days some people thought certain murder was acceptable, therefore making it just. The assassination of Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise Carol McNair was very unjust, because they were innocent, unoffending, and did not deserve to die that way. Addie, Cynthia, Carole, were only fourteen years old, and Denise was only eleven.
Interestingly enough, another big alternative to print and television media sprouted up in the last decade or two of the 20th century. Radio had been a part of American culture for decades and offered mainstays like NPR and Howard Stern. However, one specific individual firmly ingrained radio as a relevant source of political news and commentary: Rush Limbaugh. He, through all of his appearances, championed a new breed of conservative. Contrary to the stereotypes of old, Limbaugh made a name for himself with humor, or his tendency to delve into rants flavored with jokes.
The Catcher And The Rye by J.D. Salinger is an epic novel where our main character Holden Caulfield faces many challenges that challenge him as a young man such as growing up, rebellion, and love. Holden like most teenagers is rebellious but to an extreme nature. After flunking out of his fourth school the last one being Pencey Prep he refuses to tell his mother and father. In wanting to avoid this confrontation he leaves three days earlier taking a train back to Manhattan. Where he goes on adventure that turns him into a young man.
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Don Marquis establishes a philosophical argument for his view that abortion is morally impermissible in his journal, “Why Abortion is Immoral”. In this paper, I will argue that Marquis’ argument is unsound by showing that some of his supporting premises are false and that by correcting them, the argument becomes invalid because the conclusion no longer logically follows the premises. I will start off by outlining Marquis’ argument against abortion. In his first premise, he states that “Killing me (or you, reader) is prima facia seriously wrong” (Marquis 190). His second premise is “For any killing where the victim did have a valuable future like ours, having that future itself is sufficient to create the strong presumption that killing is seriously wrong” (Marquis 195).
Drugs are the dangerous substances that will destroy the consumer both physically and mentally; therefore, it is necessary to determine these substances restrictively. In order to do that, I am strongly assuring that the drugs should be legalized. There are three main reasons why the drugs should be legalized: diminution of crime rates, health guarantee, and extending of drugs regulation. Drugs are one of the crime sources, although not by the drugs, itself, but the condition. Illegal drugs are rare products that could not be found in the normal market, the cost for its rarity is totally expensive.
(65). For the man, his killing is justified because it was committed in the act of saving his son, a responsibility he says was assigned to him by the god. Throughout the entire journey, the man does not kill out of malice or for food. He only hurts others when they have threatened the boy 's survival. We can tell that in order to ensure the boy’s safety, his father can do anything to protect his kid.
“I 've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. ”- Ronald Reagan. All people deserve respect and deserve the right to live their lives until natural death. The right to make their own memories, to start a family of their own, and the right to drive their parents up the wall, are all basic needs everyone deserves.
Don Marquis, on the other side of the abortion debate begins his essay “Why abortion is immoral” through the frustration of little support being given to the thought. This essay was written to show the falsified belief that an anti-abortion stance is nothing other than irrational religious dogma or a conclusion generated by a seriously confused philosophical argument. The argument is set forth throughout that abortion is, except in rare cases, seriously immoral. This essay sets forth the belief that abortion is in the same category as killing an innocent adult human being. Don Marquis argues with rare exceptions such as a life-threatening pregnancy, all cases of abortion are seriously wrong and are not much different than killing an adult
In Booker T. Washington’s, “A Protest Against the Burning and Lynching of Negroes”, he inspects racial injustice through pathos and logos. Firstly, Washington gives a pathos statement by expressing his views on the unreasonable burning and lynching. “These brutal and inhuman crimes are leading us,”(Washington 1904). Furthermore, they happened regularly and were insane therefore he showed his emotions towards them.
Sunday Mass This observation has been carried out this Sunday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. It took about one and a half hours with different social groups and their interactions have been observed. Since it is a Catholic Church, you can notice that most of the people were white and the upper middle and wealthy classes of American households. The interaction there were mainly by the chorus members and the piano player.