Actually, when it comes the moment of truth, people without a democratic mentality will reject the simple public advocacy of certain ideas considering them improper, and they will carefully avoid voting on them, even if they may have a guarantee of winning. What these people do not want is the spirit of others being contaminated by ideas they may consider as dangerous. Perhaps, deep down they are afraid to be wrong, but it costs too much to admit it. People’s Epistemic Limitations on Democracy The previous analysed aspects are closely related to the epistemic foundations of democracy.
As a matter of fact King’s plan can be ethically justified. Anyone who has morals would be morally wrong if they used those morals to make immoral ends. People with morals should not be seen doing immoral acts. Within “Letter from Birmingham Jail” King states another point that shows what was happening in the United States is ethically wrong. He states, “privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily” (2).
In his characterization of the “free man” at the end of part of the Ethics, Spinoza argues that a perfect rational being “always acts honestly, not deceptively”. Spinoza reasons that if a perfect rational being misleading, he would do so “from the dictate of reason” but then it would be rational to act in that way, and “men would be better advised to agree only in words, and be contrary to one another in fact”. One problem that this argument raises is conflict between Spinoza’s claim that a perfect rational being would always act honestly and his claim that such a being would never do anything that brought about its own
The people believe that they are powerless to the government but if all the people were to realize what was going on around them they could stop all the wrongs being done. Mildred, like everyone else, would rather stay cowardly and be guilty with society
But the category ‘hate speech’ has come to function quite differently from prohibitions on incitement to violence. It has become a means of rebranding obnoxious political arguments as immoral and so beyond the boundaries of accepted reasonable debate. It makes certain sentiments illegitimate, thereby disenfranchising those who hold such views”. As long as the speech is not promoting violence, or is not one of the types of speeches that are not protected by the first amendment, then there’s no reason for it not to be heard and be debated with the
What does it mean to be politically correct? Political correctness, often shortened to PC, is defined as agreeing with the idea that people should be careful not to use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people. However, through generations of usage by the American government and the nation as a whole, it is obvious that this type of censorship is only a curtain for people to hide behind their real thoughts on “offensive” matters, such as sexuality and race. Many people argue that political correctness is a destructive force, one built on the foundational belief that by avoiding certain topics, the offensiveness of them will disappear entirely. It is because we as a nation are fearful of what we say, write, think, and especially of using the wrong words that may be denounced as insensitive, racist, sexist, or homophobic, that we give political correctness an unintentional, threatening power.
Public shaming is when a person is humiliated in public instead of receiving jail time. Of course this could not get a person out of jail for offensive crimes such as sexual assault, homicide, or distributing drugs. Public shaming would be used for less offensive crimes such as petty theft, littering, or missed child support payments. These could be considered “shame-worthy offenses” according to Heather Wilhelm. Although many people think this tactic is immoral, public shaming is like any other type of punishment.
Why then, should we have a law that attempts to enforce against our normal behavior? Though, we already have laws that restrict certain behaviors such as theft, but they shouldn’t limit morality that far. When strangers take time out of their day to save someone, they did it out of moral goodness, not because they were forced to do so by a law. The average person doesn’t immediately think about what law they may or may not be breaking; they act according to the situation and the people around them. [concluding sentence]
Flag protection, or making it a federal crime to deface the American flag, is the very definition of hypocrisy. It is by no means acceptable to deface the flag – in the same way it would be unacceptable to call other people names or insult religions – but freedom of speech must extend to the freedom to offend others, lest it no longer be freedom of speech, but only freedom to speak what the government wants to be spoken. This may start with a protection of the flag, but it will eventually result in a society of censorship. If the government is able to censor what is thought, spoken, or believed, then we are no better than countries who censor everything, and the experiment of America – that a society can be formed based on equal freedom for all – has failed.
We are told that we are born with basic rights and that we have the freedom to believe in whatever we desire, however, the chains that bind us are morality and justice. People’s opinion of us stops us from having complete freedom. A person with strong morality would feel guilty if they were given the choice to commit an injustice against another, and thus decide not to do so in the first place, even if they are given the opportunity to do what they want with no harm done to the other person. In Plato’s Crito, Socrates only cares about truth, therefore, for him to escape prison would be considered an injustice. He will be breaking the law, confirming his accuser’s statements about him being a criminal despite the fact that their claims are untrue.
However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power.
However the theory would then still imply that if no one else were to know about this apart from the paedophiles, then it would be the right thing to molest children as it increases utility according to utilitarianism. But then this means that utilitarianism doesn’t acknowledge individual rights because if people dont find out about paedophilic activities then the act would be deemed right according to utilitarianism. Therefore this example proves that not every act that brings about happiness is morally acceptable and that utilitarianism promotes the complete disregard of peoples rights for the sake of happiness . This also shows that the utilitarian standard of determining what is morally good based on happiness alone is wrong and undermines the rights of individuals. Utilitarianism fails to acknowledge individual rights because it doesn’t place limitations on immoral actions that may produce the greatest amount of happiness.
Thirdly, C-51 now has the ability to stop both physical and online copies of material, considered by a judge to be propaganda. Propaganda is often misleading in this case, trying to persuade the viewer to join the act of terrorization. This is why Bill C-51 is trying to stop propaganda. Now, if a judge finds material to be propaganda they can ask for the content to be permanently deleted, so it can 't be used to influence and persuade others to create or take part in future terroristic acts. Since Bill C-51 now has better accessibility to information, many people are worried that their private and personal information would be invaded.
Some readers may feel that this editorial actually is not persuasive because meth is a terrible drug that should be kept illegal and more people would try meth if it becomes legal. But in reality, legalizing meth reveals that the editorial is effective because if we kept the drug illegal that still would not stop a person from desiring and acquiring meth and more people would not try meth because if a person wanted to try meth they would have done it before it became