This is because they wrote it to prevent people from taking away property, such as slaves. Furthermore, through their system of government, the elite would have the bigger role. 11. What process did the Philadelphia Convention devise for ratifying the Constitution and why? The Convention devised ratification through state legislatures to make it more likely for the Federalists to win.
How does the constitution guard against tyranny? The constitution guards against tyranny because of the power being shared, government branches, and checks and balances. I know this because of the documents in the DBQ I also knew it from the questions based on what I read. First of all, the power is shared. This can guard against tyranny because when one person gains too much power, then tyranny is almost guaranteed because there would not be an easy way to stop them from doing only what they desire.
His reasonings support his overall idea that an unjust law or act, does not defend retaliating through unjustly means. Additionally, both King and Socrates are on a disaccord concerning the determining factor of just and unjust behavior. While Socrates relies on rational argument to be the expert on justice and the morality law, King sees the determining factor as grounded from God. As shown above, both Socrates and King have differing views on the obligations of a citizen in respects to the laws of the
Therefore, what is pious to some gods would be impious to another gods. Euthyphro suggests that “it is concerned with the care of the gods”. This requires that we learn how to please them in prayers and sacrifices. This does not bring them any benefit; it simply pleases them. But then, Socrates points out that piety once more becomes whatever pleases the gods, and what is pious is pious
There was no significant reason like hunger, to try to justify it, but, “to do what pleased [him] for the reason that it was forbidden,” (70). God himself created divine law so that humanity could have a clear picture of what is considered sin. Society has interpreted those laws, and given them different levels of consequences. The consequences
Upper-class members had to have harsher punishments that someone normal. Hammurabi’s code was guilty until proven innocent, unlike america it is innocent until proven guilty. Hammurabi once stated “to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the weak." Hammurabi also wanted to make it possible that upper-class people won’t be robbed or killed as much as usual, his one of his code’s stated "If a man has destroyed the eye of a man of the gentleman class, they shall destroy his eye .... If he has destroyed the eye of a commoner ... he shall pay one mina of silver.
This is the quotation about Socrates explaining Glaucon and Adeimantus’ argument about what justice is. They believe that no one wants to be just as long as there are some rewards in return. However, when people unjustly act as much as they want, it only creates chaos that makes everyone suffer from other people’s unjust acts because doing unjust acts and suffering from unjust acts do not balance each other. In fact, doing unjust acts is worth much than suffering from unjust acts. Thus, people need to make contracts or agreements to balance its gap, and people obtain rewards from being just.
By his past action the criminal has shown himself to be wicked and dangerous. Anybody deprived enough to murder or assault one is probably going to act in socially harmful ways once more. The only way to keep a person from going to murder or assault later on is to execute him. Detainment is a far less effective method for protecting society from such dangerous criminals. Most detainees are freed after a period frequently become most risky than when they entered jail by parole, pardon or the expiration of their sentences.
By killing someone, many things are stolen like a life, a family member, and a friend and by lying, the truth is stolen which could cause injustice within society. Indifference, however, will cause loneliness which can be fixed by finding some friends in society, but with the wrong type of friends, it could make the situation worse. Theft is so great, that it should not exist and to prevent it, one must be truthful, respectful, and
It weakens the faith the public has for the justice system as well as poses safety issues; when innocent people are put away, the real criminals are still out there. Luckily, it is known what causes wrongful convictions and how to fix them. Many wrongful convictions are due to mistaken eyewitnesses, jailhouse snitches, or false evidence. I think many of the wrongful convictions could be solved with harder evidence, more information. A case should not rely on a single eye witness but multiple.