First, he describes the "homeless, dust-streaked Haitian" in a pitying, but not condescending tone. His language also makes the reader feel sympathy for the victims; he uses words like "wretched" and "poor" to show how terrible this situation is. Furthermore, it makes the reader question why these people deserved their fate and why it was justified that they earned such a punishment. This sentence is important to the main point because it describes how life can be unfair. He also brings to mind some of the non-natural tragedies that have subverted this small nation: "...it has a history of political instability and colonialism, of being ignored by the major powers when it is not being exploited by them."
Still, questions have to be asked on the ethicality of using quite punitive measures and restrictive institutions. Even increased recidivism has not deterred criminality. There is an increasing belief that punishment does not work in the expected economical and ethical efficiency. Because of the mounting belief that punishment does not work, there is an increased call for its abolishment and the establishment of a social alternative. Those opposed to utilitarianism proposes restitution for crime victims and therapies for criminals.
However, the severity of punishments and the methods used by the law were beneficial and practical and they helped to reduce the amount of crime in England. The article “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” expresses that crime was an issue in Elizabethan England, and a threat to the stability of society. To maintain order the penalties for committing minor crimes were generally punished with some form of public humiliation. For major crimes including thievery, murder, and treason those convicted were put to death. The sheer ruthlessness of the punishments discourage any sort of crime as they will scare the citizens into never breaking the law in fear of the consequences.
Here and after, the positive duty defines as moral obligation to help the poor due to the fact that poor has a positive right to food, housing, public education and etc and it implies that others has a positive duty to them. The negative duty is a duty to do not harm other because of violation of their negative rights such as freedom of speech, slavery, private property and etc. Pogge (2004b) in his article «The Real World Justice» claims that we have more stringent negative duties, rather than positive to help the worse-off, because we are harming the poor creating radical inequality. Radical inequality is the condition where the worse-off are very much worse-off than others. This radical inequality involves us in the worst crime committed against humanity - to violate our negative duties in three different ways.
Audience: People ignorant about the struggles of homelessness and would rather make homeless people “disappear” than help them Message/Goal of this piece: Addressing the issue of homelessness and raising awareness to this program as an alternative to making it a crime to be living in poverty. It shows that chromic homelessness can be solved Behaviors/ Aspects of society being satirized: The treatment and attitude towards homelessness and homeless people e.g. banning, arresting, and giving them fines. This piece shows the ridiculousness of the anti-homeless argument and that they are lazy moochers undeserving of help. People who would rather spend to criminalize homelessness than use the same time/money/resources to help fix this problem Background
Apart from the fact that cathartic retribution is dubious justification for punishment, there seems little reason to believe that it is necessary to favor present modes of execution over the paradigm in order to prevent people from taking the law into their own hands. It can just as easily be argued that executions through cruel methods encourage public brutality and disrespect for the law. In the past, lynchings seemed to occur more often in states that employed the traditional modes of execution than in jurisdictions that had abolished capital punishment. Because a significant proportion of the public favors abolition of capital punishment, any execution could inspire public resentment of the legal system, particularly if the capital punishment were performed in an unnecessarily cruel
Law enforcement agents are should behave to a standard that is greater than the average civilian. Police brutality comes from an abuse of power granted to the police. Police brutality is often drawn on by overreaction in certain situations drawn on by panic. Police using excessive force in the United States is a crucial dilemma and must be stopped. The regulation of the carrying of firearms reducing the movement of guns would obviously make police officers less nervous, regardless of the color of their skin and that of their interlocutor.
716) but instead is concerned that they “may draw attention away from underlying factors (such as poverty) that also need to be addressed.” (2011, pg. 716) It can be easier as a society to blame the issue of neglect on a parental flaws, such and substance abuse, mental illness or even laziness. It is not as easy to acknowledge that the issue is directly linked poverty, a larger and more difficult problem to
As a result she is prized with death just because of standing up for what she believes in. Creon, however creates the law because he feels that it will protect the citizens of Thebes and be the best king he possibly can. But nobody else sees it that way. They all hate him for this, and because of it, he is also punished for doing what he thought was best. The expression of these characters is very impactful, but the most impactful tragic hero in my opinion is Creon, because he makes the reader feel more sympathetic by having an anagnorisis, feeling ashamed
(AGG) As Daniel J. Boorstin had clarified, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” (Goodreads) This relates to the government form Fahrenheit 451 trying to hide the truth from the society, and had eventually killed them. (BS-1) The government tries to control the amount of knowledge and take advantage of the lack of knowledge. (BS-2) The effort to control this trait, while helping the society, will eventually damage the society. (BS-3) The lack of memory power will help avoid controversies while damaging many relationships, but, this can be fixed by slowing your thoughts and clearing your mind. (TS) In the book, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury 's key message is to remind his readers about the value of knowledge and memory, and the dangers of trying to control them.
For example, James Otis had the ability to appeal to the middle class by “attacking the Troy Thomas Hutchinson” (Zinn 1). The rich use tactics to gain the support of the middle class, but without losing any of their own riches, like wealth or power, for their own gain. It was at the cost of the “slaves, Indians, and poor whites” (Zinn 1). It spared the rich any expenses, but brought them much gain, from the support. Finally, the growth of the colonies positively impacted the rich as well, as they received the profits and benefits from the expansions.
However, the degree of leverage the wealthy truly have against the majority is a point of criticism. Many assume supermajority rules ensure the prohibition of results that severely damage people’s interest (Beitz 65). However, this argument presumes equal electoral engagement, and the effect of income inequality on this engagement is under considerable debate. Some theorists believe that the deep cleavage of inequality suppresses political engagement, especially amongst the poorest of society (Dahl 85-86). Other political scientists argue that greater inequality results in more political engagement (Brady).
“... We must make it clear beyond peradventure that our aim is to distribute the burden of supporting the Government more equitable than the present; that we intent to treat rich man and poor man on the basis of absolute equality, and that we regard it as equally fatal to true democracy to do or permit injustice to the one as to do or permit injustice to the other.” The progressive tax does not ensure the fairness to the higher class by increasing their taxes, just because they earn more money. It makes it harder for the higher class to keep the money that they have earned rightfully and use it to promote their career or future. “As Americans we should insist on equality in our tax code -- and begin the next millennium by making the progressive income tax an oddity of our history, not a burden of our