George Fitzhugh argues that slavery was justified. Two of his arguments in defense of slavery are the Africans are foolish, and slavery in America is safer and better than slavery in Africa. While many people believed his arguments to be right, Fitzhugh is wrong. If Africans are foolish, wouldn’t you want to teach them instead of enslaving them? Fitzhugh states in paragraph two of The Universal law of slavery, “He would become an insufferable burden to society.
If Grant had stayed focused on Reconstruction then it probably still could have worked, but it is still the south's fault for ending reconstruction. If the KKK hadn’t been terrorising the North, and Blacks then Grants attention never would have gone away from Reconstruction. Another reason why it could have been the North's fault is because there was racism in the North too (Doc. D para. 1)), but the racism wasn’t as bad as in the South.
Culture is what ignites what can be defined as good or bad, what is immoral or moral in a society. These views of normal actions and abnormal actions differ from culture to culture. Cultural relativism is therefore considered verification that these societies vary in their moral codes, standards, and laws of society. It is considered that morality is dependent on a culture. which brings forth the idea that since there are diverse cultures there is also diversification in what is considered right or wrong in every society, mainly to events and
Since the beginning of human existence, our world had different kinds of moral sources which were religion, family, friends. Different sources of morality provided different meanings of morality. Furthermore, morality differs from the one person to another in different circumstances. However, an idea of morality is to provide an instrument which will help the society to develop and keep the difference between human beings and animals. Following that, it would be a mistake to presume that religion and God to be the origin of moral ideas, because humans themselves invented an image of God and the rules that people should obey.
One can say that our morals are closer to the truth than those of slave owners. Furthermore, we will continue to discover things that we are still wrong at. The ultimate question is that if someone like JoJo who has a disturbed psychological makeup is not responsible for his actions because he is not in control of his deepest self, we as individuals are also not in control of our deep selves. Thus, making us question whether or not we are sane because generations ago Nazis had the wrong morality, and history can repeat itself
In the face of social epidemic that has taken over the entirety of a nation, Garrison feels the only way to advance the society’s moral compass is to solicit the feeling of guilt, “I despise the littleness of that patriotism which blusters only its own rights, and, stretched to utmost dimensions, scarcely covers its native territory.” This was done so the nation may feel ashamed of how little they have contributed to the nation. Garrison knows that the Colonization Society wants better for the country; however, he feels that what they are doing is not enough in regards to freeing, and later integrating and accepting, African American Slaves. Garrison wants to guilt the organization into doing more so the end to slavery in America may occur at a faster pace than they are going at now. Moreover, Garrison establishes dominance over the audience in order for him to ensure and overwhelming feeling of guilt by use of a concrete diction in stating, “that it is the duty of every nation primarily to administer relief to its own necessities.” Garrison’s specific use of “duty” was utilized so that his audience is made aware that by them not actively pushing for the freedom of slavery, they are personally hindering America’s ability to be the best country that it could
If a minority, in such case, will secede rather than acquiesce, they make a precedent which, in turn, will divide and ruin them; for a minority of their own will secede from them whenever a majority refuses to be controlled by such minority” (Basler, p.585). Lincoln’s argument against the South not having grounds to fight for the continuation of slavery because they are a minority is an argument based strongly on the basis of the country being governed by the majority. Just because a faction pushes for something doesn’t mean they are permitted to secede from the union. That goes against everything that the Union stands for in terms of a moral foundation and allegiance to a higher undertaking se forth by Founders from the very beginning. “Plainly, the central idea of secession, is the essence of anarchy.
They came up with contradicting conclusions about morality. One of it was their stand about moral rules in the way which different communities also govern its people in different ways. For me, an example of which is that (The way how ‘community X’ govern its people is way too different with the way how ‘community Y’ govern its peo-ple; therefore the way how ‘community X’ govern its people is not and will never be applicable in the ‘community Y’). Sophists also believe that moral rules are unnatural because the Sophists noticed that people only obey the moral rules for the fact that they can only be judged afterwards if they would not follow it. My example for this theory is that: (The government said that piracy is a crime and that people must not commit this mistake, meanwhile, some people doesn’t really want to obey it but because of the fact that they would be put into jail for this crime then they would come up with the decision to just follow the moral rule, morality in this sense is really unnatural.)
This is done to point out the hypocrisy of the Declaration of Independence and the practice of slavery. If all men were created equal and bestowed those three unattainable rights, then slavery wouldn’t exist. Slavery takes away most if not all of those rights and should not be in practice if people were to follow the Declaration of