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Discrimination Against Same Sex Couples - Denying same-sex couples the right to marry causes gay and lesbian families to appear as second class citizens and sends the message that it is acceptable to discriminate against them. For the longest time civil rights has been a battle of right and wrong, affecting the lives of many people around the world. Discrimination against gays denies them their civil rights with regards to their social roles in marriage work, and everyday life. As of now, 17 states in North America have licensed and legalized same-sex marriage....   [tags: rights, marriage, equality] 533 words
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A Case Against Same-sex Marriage - Are same-sex marriages different from heterosexual marriages. In the formal definition marriage "is a faithful everlasting union between one man and one woman, joined as husband and wife in a partnership to become one." Due to this definition "same-sex marriage" is not even a real marriage. In fact, it denies the primary purpose of marriage, which is the procreation of a child. In same-sex marriage, it is not possible for two men or two women to reproduce without a third party. Due to the fact that man needs woman and woman needs man....   [tags: homosexuality, morality, religious views]
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An Argument Against Gun Control - Should the mere fact that criminals committing crimes with the use of guns infringe the national right of the innocent to possess guns. This is a question that arouses everywhere and no matter which way it is viewed the controversy will always go on. "A gun is a mere tool that can be used for good or evil. Our country is based on the belief that man is good until he or she is proven to be otherwise."(Harris p.2) This means that only a few people are committing crimes with uses of guns and why completely remove them from society....   [tags: Argument Against Gun Control]
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Persuasion Essay Against Exercise - Exercising is too over rated. It’s not as healthy as it’s cracked up to be. All it does is make you tired as you go through and finish what you have done. You waste all your time going to the gym or watching what you eat, while you could very much be enjoying a movie on the old television while chewing on a delicious piece of pizza. Why eat all that junk that is “healthy”, what’s really bad about “junk food”. Is there anything wrong with enjoying yourself. No, there is nothing wrong at all. I believe you should have the chance to make all of your own decisions and to do whatever it is that you want....   [tags: Persuasion Essay Against Exercise] 623 words
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The Author’s Thesis in “Race Against Time” by Stephen Lewis - The eight Millennium Development Goals proposed by the UN during the Millennium General Assembly of 2000 will not be reached in Africa by 2015 if international financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund continue to impose unethical and punishing economic policies through the Structural Adjustment Program (SAPs) on the poor and undeveloped countries of Africa and if the wealthy old core countries continue to break promises and hesitate to donate enough financial aid to Africa to help it recover from the destructive effects of the SAPs and the AIDS pandemic, and to also ensure gender equality and rights of women in Africa....   [tags: Race Against Time, Stephen Lewis, ] 825 words
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The Victimization of LGBTQ - Regrettably, in the respect of victimization, there are many groups of minorities that become victims to society’s cruel intentions. For example, the elderly, or people with disabilities, foster care children and people who identify as LGBTQ, with the many. For those who don’t know LGBTQ stands for the following; lesbians, gay, bisexual, transsexual and people who are questioning their sexuality. As much as society has grown over the years there are still quite a few people who are bothered by the sexual orientation of these individuals....   [tags: stop hate crimes agains minorities]
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Domestic Violence and Abuse Against Women - "Each year an estimated 2 million to 4 million woman in the Untied States are abused by their male partners. Many of them are severely physically assaulted, and thousands are killed" (www.mayoclinic.com). Statistics such as these are phenomenal. Domestic abuse appears not only with violence, but it is very prevalent in psychological abuse. Domestic violence is widespread through the United States, mostly due to fear caused by the abuser. The problem is recognized in the United States and much is being done to correct this problem....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 537 words
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Prejudice Against Native Americans - Prejudice Against Native Americans These people began migrating thirty thousand years before Christopher Colombus "discovered" the Americas. Native Americans migrated from Asia, crossing a land bridge where the Bering Strait off the coast of Alaska is today. Over the centuries these people spread throughout the continents of North and South America. Since the arrival of the Europeans in 1492 the American Indian has been dehumanized, decivilized and redefined into terms that represent a dominate European view....   [tags: essays research papers] 904 words
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Arguments for and Against Affirmative Action - Every year at the same time, thousands of students face the same difficult decision: What college should I attend. Consider two young men both of the highest intellectual capacity and deserving of admission into the nation's most prestigious institution. Steven, high school All American, student body President, and leader of the debate team, hopes to be admitted to the university of his dreams. Christopher, most valuable player in the high school division and aspiring NBA athlete, wants to attend college with students of the same caliber....   [tags: Informative Essay] 900 words
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Institutional Discrimination against Women in the Armed Forces - In promoting freedom and equality, democratic countries throughout the world have been recruiting and admitting women into their armed forces. By opening the doors of a highly patriarchal institution to women, governments are said to be upholding gender equity and equality. However, the enlistment of women in the armed forces remains a heated subject of debate and controversy, given that women, across sectors and ranks in the military, continue to experience institutional-based discrimination. The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) defines discrimination as “any distinction, exclusion, or restriction on the basis of sex which has an effect or p...   [tags: females in the military, inequality] 1190 words
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Civil Liberties are Constitutional Protections Against the Government - ... The Supreme Court ruled that slaves were not citizens of the United States, nor were they entitled to the rights and privileges of citizenship. The Court also ruled that the Missouri Compromise, which banned slavery in the territories in the southern border of Missouri, was unconstitutional, thus invalidating it. (pg. 80) Many of the Supreme Court cases over the years have been central in incorporating the freedoms given in the Bill of Rights into state legislatures. These liberties include freedom of religion, speech, press plus privacy rights and the rights of the accused....   [tags: rights, freedom, supreme court] 1679 words
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Against a War Against Iraq - Against a War Against Iraq Nowadays, what I hear from the radio and television programs in the US is about a war against Iraq. A main topic of what American people talk about is how it is going to be. What I thought after talking to young people about it was that they really do not want this terrible fighting. Through my philosophy and anthropology teachers, I knew the background of this war. They said that the US gave weapons of mass distraction including nuclear weapons to Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War....   [tags: War Terrorism Essays]
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Analysis of Against the Odds and Against the Common Good - The following two paragraphs are a summary of Gloria Jimenez's essay Against the Odds and Against the Common Good. States should neither allow nor encourage state-run lotteries. There are five major arguments that people use to defend lotteries. One is that most lotteries are run honestly, but if gambling is harmful to society it is irrelevant to argue if they are honest or not. The second is that lotteries create jobs, but there are only a small handful of jobs that would be eliminated if lotteries were put out of business....   [tags: gloria jimenez] 1742 words
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Against Affirmative Action - Affirmative action was created to assist minority groups against discrimination, but affirmative action does more harm than what it can do to help. Affirmative action was created with the intention of leveling the playing field so that everyone can have an equal opportunity to be hired or accepted in to a school, but it does the opposite of what it is meant to do. Affirmative action is reverse discrimination against white males, lesser qualified people are admitted into jobs and colleges, and not all people have an equal opportunity to advance....   [tags: Current Events] 587 words
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Capital Punishment is Ineffective - The debate over capital punishment in the criminal justice system is intense Capital punishment is the killing of someone authorized by law for committing a heinous crime. It is currently practiced in thirty-two states. While both sides have a valid viewpoint concerning this issue, the bottom line is that capital punishment is not a deterrent to heinous crimes committed throughout the United States. Factors such as race and socioeconomic status also affect the outcome of the person who committed the crime....   [tags: Argument Against Death Penalty]
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Discrimination against Homosexuals at Cracker Barrel -      Equal Employment is giving the same employment opportunity to everyone without bias or discrimination because of race, religion, color or gender. Because of the importance of managing the practice of the federal government has established a Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This agency along with some others are responsible for ensuring organization abide by the law. What happens with the gray areas that organizations can finagle its way. In the case study of Cracker Barrel the gray area was found in the hiring of homosexuals....   [tags: Gay Lesbian EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity] 494 words
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The Vietnam War and the Protest Against It - Secretary of State John Kerry once said “I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.” The Vietnam War was a conflict that lasted from 1956-1975 which the United States participated in along with the South Vietnamese who fought against the Communist North Vietnamese. Many Americans strongly disapproved of the war which caused many protests and riots. The war lasted 25 years killing many people and eventually the North Vietnamese won....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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Euthanasia: For, Against, or In The Middle - What is Euthanasia. Euthanasia is derived from the Greeks where Eu means good and Thanatos means death. When these phrases are combined the word euthanasia is created; meaning “good death”. The act of deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering, while leaving life in peace. Have you ever considered what you want when you are dying. If you were terminally ill or disabled with a reliance on life support to keep you alive, would you want a swift, painless, death or would you want pain and suffering....   [tags: active, passive, voluntary, involuntary]
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The Argument for and Against Gender Quotas - Discuss the arguments for and against gender quotas aimed at increasing the percentage of women in national parliaments. Consider the implications of your argument for different quota systems. The debate regarding gender identities in politics is today a protruding aspect in our society. Both the domestic and international gender roles and norms are central in the developments in the field of political science and International Relations. The inclusion of women into formal politics through quota systems is one of the key issues in focus for both the current societal debate as well as much of the academic work in the field....   [tags: gender identities, affirmative actions]
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Why is Marijuana Against the Law? - ... One of these taboos is marijuana. Today, we not only see Marijuana as socially accepting, but morally as well. As my generation grows older, the use of marijuana becomes more apparent in society. States even begin to legalize the drug. As more states legalize, more people cheer for the cause. The Catholic social teachings value human life and dignity of a person, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (Seven things). This means that each individual has a calling to protect all life and not alter oneself or others....   [tags: law, church, emotions] 766 words
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Society Against Women in The Workforce - The feminist movement, also known as the Woman’s Liberal Movement was an effort trying to change the way society sees gender equality. Growing up in the 1950s- 1960s people were getting married earlier than ever. It would never be questioned whether a person was going to marry but instead when and who. Raising a family was not questioned either, and couples started families right after they had married. In the South many white families consisted of a successful husband who works full time and a wife who manages the up keepings of the house also known as the “homemaker”....   [tags: feminism, gender equality, societal norms]
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The Holocaust: A Crime Against Humanity - The Holocaust is one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. At first, the Nazi’s put pressure on the Jews by forcing them out of high statuses by boycotting their stores, and eventually by physically persecuting them. However, several Jews did emigrate, more so to North America. After the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Poland in 1939, Nazi control eventually spread to Holland, Norway, northern France, and Czechoslovakia; as the Nazi’s power spread, the more executions occurred....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust]
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The Case Against the Death Penalty - In the United States, since the 1970s there have been more than 1270 executions according to the death penalty information center (Fact Sheet), What’s alarming about that number, is the number of people who were condemned to be executed based on race, income and social status alone, targeting those that could not afford good legal counsel, and were appointed attorneys that were “inexperienced and had below appropriate professional standards” (Hessick 1069), which sealed the fate of those literally fighting for their lives, on the day of sentencing....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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Violence and the Fight Against It - During a freedom march on May 29, 1964 in Canton, Mississippi a boy by the name of McKinley Hamilton was brutally beaten by police to the point of unconsciousness. One of the witnesses of this event, and the author of the autobiography which this paper is written in response to, was Anne (Essie Mae) Moody. This event was just one of a long line of violent experiences of Moody’s life; experiences that ranged from her own physical domestic abuse to emotional and psychological damage encountered daily in a racist, divided South....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Case Against Bullying in Schools - Turning on the news, I see a clip of two boys. The smaller of the two walks up to the other boy, a big boy, and punches him in the face. Finally, after much taunting, the older boy snaps, picks up his tormentor and throws him to the ground. Rewind to April 20 1999 and the tragedy of the Columbine school shooting. One of the two shooters, Eric Harris stated in his suicide note, “Your children, who have ridiculed me, who have chosen not to accept me, who have treated me like I am not worth their time, are dead.” Experts report that bullying is a serious and widespread problem which can lead to school shootings and suicide....   [tags: Violence ]
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Battle Against Time in the Sonnets - In his Sonnets, Shakespeare explores the nature of time and different methods of overcoming the erasure that time causes. He identifies procreation through both reproduction and publication as the most successful agents for preservation. Shakespeare wastes no time revealing his preoccupation with the passing of time and its potential to erase both a person’s beauty and his or her legacy. Starting with Sonnet 1, he states his purpose in finding a way to combat time so “that thereby beauty’s rose might never die” (1)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 2650 words
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Campaign for Life is Against Abortion - ... A man can leave a relationship the moment he finds out about a pregnancy and Pro-Choice believes that it is only just that the woman has the same choice and if she does not wish to take responsibility of a child, she should have the choice of abortion. Abortion should be illegal because a choice such as this is immoral. I believe abortion to be considered immoral because life begins at conception, and choosing to abort a child is the same as murder. Most abortions are performed within the first six months of pregnancy ....   [tags: pregnancy, rape, baby] 1067 words
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Elimination of Discrimination Against Women - The diversity in the workplace is one of the most significant discussions in the global business and economy. The diversity in the workplace can include the different races, backgrounds, beliefs, personality, gender.....etc. The discrimination against the women in the workplace is a serious issue which has influenced the economy and the human resources in any country or company. Australia has a good economy and large workplace. The Australian experience in developing vital strategy and policy to protect the women from discrimination in the workplace is very significant and unique because the Australian workplace is unique and multicultural....   [tags: Women's Rights ]
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Violence Against Women in Iraq - ... She had to go into hiding. She left him with the support of a local women’s organization. She too was killed in 2008, she was shot dead in the street in Basra. The authorities have failed to identify the suspects. This case helps to illustrate the situation of women in Iraq. Women are faced daily with violence and systematic discrimination. They are targeted simply because of their gender. Women ages 15-45 have described common cultural influence of the family, and misinterpretation of religion and country laws to be the main cause of the violence against women....   [tags: human trafficking, and domestic violence] 803 words
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The Violence Against Women Act - Economic and Political Context Long before its enactment on September 13, 1994, the foundation for the Violence Against Women Act was being constructed. More than 140 years ago, members of the U.S. government were working to end the injustice of violence against women when, in 1871, Alabama was the first state to make it illegal for a man to beat his wife (U.S. Department of Justice, 2010). In 1967, one of the first domestic violence shelters in the country opened its doors in Maine; and from that time until 1994, progress slowly but steadily continued....   [tags: violence prevention, criminal justice]
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The Views Against Sarah Palin - The Views Against Sarah Palin As I vigilantly watched the ad called “Brutal: Sarah Palin’s Record on Aerial Wolf Hunting”, I seen so much alienation against her. By the end of the video, my attention was so far off of the idea of Sarah Palin being elected vice president, but only on the thought of why a person would support this kind of cruelty. The ad did accomplished one thing, which was to convince the audience that Sarah Palin is a bad person, and why citizens should not vote for her. While seeing so much hatred against one person, this paper will focus on analyzing how pathos, ethos, and logos were used in a tactical move to oppose Sarah Palin becoming vice president....   [tags: governor of Alaska] 626 words
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Prevelence of Violence Against Women - Violence Against Women Hypothesis: Is society doing enough to stop domestic violence against women. Society is NOT doing enough to stop domestic violence against women because about one out of every two women every year is abused in anyway (sexual assault/rape, battering/physical violence, emotional/verbal abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, human trafficking, etc.) Even though there is awareness than there was in the past decades about preventing violence against women, the crime is still continued today in society....   [tags: abuse, vicitm, statistics] 562 words
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For or Against Free Trade - The argument has been made that free trade is the path that should and will be taken to improve the world economy for all. Through it States will be able to better allocate resources, labor, and goods. This sentiment, however, is not shared my all. A major opponent of free trade is Ian Fletcher. His argument against free trade is sound, however through other readings, especially Moonhawk Kim’s on the GATT/WTO, it can be seen that the theory of free trade is still evolving at the international level and that by sticking with it and having States being willing to work with each other it will end up being able to accomplish all that it is theorized to do....   [tags: Regulation, Globalization] 2399 words
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The Case Against Katherine Howard - royal party enthusiastically on their way to Yorkshire. The king and queen were in fine spirits when they returned to Hampton Court on All Saints Eve, October 31, 1541. The king never before seemed more happy and content. He continually referred to his wife as, my Rose without a thorn. Next morning at early mass on All Saints Day, Henry gave a prayer of thanks to God in honor of his wife Katherine, saying, “I render thanks to Thee, O Lord, that after so many accidents that have befallen my past marriages, Thou hast been pleased to give me a wife so entirely conformed to my inclinations as I now have.” It was his intention to decree that all churches in the land make prayers of thanks to Go...   [tags: Royal History] 2597 words
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An Argument Against Animal Testing - There have been many attempts to validate the case against animal rights. It has been perceived that humans are separate beings from animals not only on a physical level, but also through rational autonomy and morality. There is a forgotten aspect in this argument though. Within society there are many people who do not have these qualities, including the mentally disabled and babies (Singer). This creates the assumption that to consider animals deficient of rights is to insinuate that the mentally disabled and babies are void of rights as well....   [tags: Rational Autonomy, Morality]
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Protests Against the Vietnam War - James A. Baldwin once said, “The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose” (BrainyQuote.com). In the 1960s, “the man” was youth across the country. The Vietnam war was in full force, and students across the country were in an outrage. Society needed an excuse to rebel against the boring and safe way of life they were used to; Vietnam gave them the excuse they needed. Teenagers from different universities came together and formed various organizations that protested the Vietnam war for many reasons....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]
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For and Against Death Penalty - The death penalty has been a controversial type of sentencing that has been established since the historical documents have been recorded. The death penalty has been given to criminals who have been convicted of one of the most severe crimes, murder. The United States has established differing opinions amongst the death penalty that has created viewpoints for and against the death penalty. Statistics have also been provided to help show that the use of the death penalty has deterred capital crimes related to murder....   [tags: criminals, law, executions]
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The Case Against Civil Disobedience - Civil Disobedience is a deliberate violation against the law in order to invoke change against a government policy. Civil disobedience can come in the form of running a red light or j-walking, or in more noticeable methods such as riots. Coined by American author and poet Henry David Thoreau, the term has developed to define the act of disobeying a law one sees as unfit or unjust. Usually the purpose of civil disobedience is to gain public attention to a perceived injustice and appeal to or gain support from the public in a non-violent way....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays] 913 words
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Against the Federal Marriage Amendment - Against the Federal Marriage Amendment The word marriage means many things to many different people. To some people marriage is a religious ceremony, and should remain a religious union, without any interaction by the government. For others marriage is a legal contract, which should benefit both parties involved in the marriage. According Wikipedia.com, most people define marriage as “(1) the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as a husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law (2) the state of being united to a person of the same sex in a relationship like that of the traditional relationship.” Not only has the type of contract marriage i...   [tags: civil liberties, rhetorical essays] 1719 words
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An Argument Against a Presupposition - In The American Democracy and Its National Principle, Herbert Croly makes an eloquent and poignant case for adopting a nationalistic frame of mind. According to Croly, we are rapidly approaching a junction where we must choose between the traditional values, measures and mind set of our past or embrace the opportunities of the future. As a people we should realize that the future holds great promise, and that is why we should focus on empowering a centralized system of governance that replaces the antiquated approach to governance: regional centricity whose players are driven by their self-interest rather than the common good....   [tags: Political Science]
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Lightening Flashed Against the Darkness - Lightening flashed illuminating the house against the dark, swirling sky. Electricity permeated the air, but the house on the corner of Redwood Ave stood tall in spite of the storm. Strong winds moaned and cried like a chorus of angry voices. Leaves danced chaotically with the wind along with shingles, garbage, and other storm debris. Rain pummeled the house as if demanding entrance. But the house stood like a stalwart rock; a fortress against attack. Struggling against the fierce winds, Laurenz Anger hurried down the block to the house....   [tags: personal narrative] 1672 words
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The Case Against Ashley Jessup - David Lohr; a reporter for The Huffpost Crime webpage, wrote an article titled: “Ashley Jessup, Ohio Mom, Accused Of Raping 10-Month Old Son.” In his article Lohr states that a 24-year old woman was charged for sexually abusing her 10 month old son. The article explains how on August 30th, Ashley Jessup, videotaped herself performing sexual acts on her baby and shared the assault with a boyfriend in Battle Creek Michigan, via email. It is alleged that he suggested that she videotape the abuse and send it to him....   [tags: Child Abuse]
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Arguments For And Against Euthanasia - Euthanasia is the practice of ending an individual's life in order to relieve them from an incurable disease or unbearable suffering. The term euthanasia is derived from the Greek word for "good death" and originally referred to as “intentional killing” ( Patelarou, Vardavas, Fioraki, Alegakis, Dafermou, & Ntzilepi, 2009). Euthanasia is a controversial topic which has raised a great deal of debate globally. Although euthanasia has received great exposure in the professional media, there are some sticky points that lack clarity and need to be addressed....   [tags: Euthanasia Pros and Cons]
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The Failed Case against Cloning - Humans have used cloning techniques for thousands of years. We have taken plant stems or part of its root and developed those parts into separate but genetically identical plants. These methods of cloning are not seen as strange because its simple and widespread usage. In fact, many vegetables and fruits are grown using these cloning methods to produce an offspring identical to an exceptional plant. However, cloning, which started as a farming method, has now become a major source of debate due to breakthroughs in genetics....   [tags: Genetic Defects, Reproduction]
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The Constitution's Defences Against Tyranny - Tyranny is possessing absolute power, so how did the constitution defend against it. In Philadelphia, 1787, James Madison and his fellow delegates assembled to construct a government without any kind of tyranny. They desired one that was stable enough to provide for the needs of the new nation, at the same time, one that would not produce an absolute ruler. To prevent tyranny from materializing, the constitution framed the government using these ideas: federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances....   [tags: power, federalism, balances] 619 words
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Arguments For and Against Liposuction - Arguments for and against the liposuction Liposuction is one of the most effective ways of figure correction. Liposuction has its advantages and disadvantages. Liposuction is one of the most popular surgery operations. This ia an effective technique of removal of local excess of fat. It is not aimed on the removing of all the fat from the human body. Nowadays, there are following types of fat removal: liposuction of the abdomen, thigh liposuction, liposuction of back, face, chin, cheeks and neck liposuction....   [tags: figure correction, surgery, fat removal] 515 words
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Arguments For and against Waiver - The process of transferring juveniles to adult courts has shown no effects on decreasing recidivism or a deterrent outcome. Waiver as it is known has three means by which a juvenile can be transferred to an adult court. Judicial waiver offenses, statutory exclusions, and concurrent jurisdiction are the three methods in which a waiver can occur. This research will describe each one of these methods with detail. It will also provide statistical facts showing why waiver can be a very debatable topic within the juvenile criminal justice system....   [tags: Criminal Justice]
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An Argument Against Racial Profiling - "I don't want to talk about whether or not racial profiling is legal. Racial profiling is not an effective law enforcement tool." -- Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States Before any argument can be made against racial profiling, it is important to understand what racial profiling is. The American Civil Liberties Union, defines racial profiling as "the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin"(Racial Profiling: Definition)....   [tags: Black Lives Matter Essays]
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Laws against the Paparazzi Frenzy - ... For instance, a paparazzo purposely put himself in front of Lindsay Lohan’s moving vehicle in order to get a dramatic story from it. Needless to say, about 41% of the paparazzi make up a story to go along with the photo. During desperate measures, another paparazzo has set off the fire alarm to get their target to exit a building. Paparazzi even fight each other to get the most valuable picture. As long as the most profitable picture is captured, paparazzi care less about who gets hurt in the process, whether it is a pedestrian and/or the celebrities themselves....   [tags: intrusive photographers]
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Gun Control: For or Against? - The debate over gun control in the U.S today is not merely as welcomed today as it was in the early 1700’s because of controversy, misunderstanding of the law, and the danger guns cause. In 1791 James Madison had written the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights makes up the first 10 amendments in the Constitution. Madison had to create this Bill of Rights in order to win over the state of New York in order to rewrite the Constitution himself. The right to keep and bear arms is the second amendment in our Constitution....   [tags: issue, government, bare, arms, laws] 1501 words
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Marx and Engels Against Capitalism - Due to the evidence with Marx and Engels against capitalism and thus the industrial revolution, this is the leading theme, an argument can be made that both men possible believe industrialization was a positive growth. Therefore, through Marx works and definition terms of using The Communist Manifesto, argues that the history of time existing society is where class struggles between the bourgeoisie and proletarians, with these arguments it possibly may be true. These philosophers have explained worlds in various ways by marking the move from theory into strategies and somewhat the action dated from a work written by Mark and Engels, known as the “The German Ideology”: What is really relevan...   [tags: marx, capitalism, manifesto communism] 678 words
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Arguments Against a Welfare State - America is the greatest nation in the world. That is a sentence that has been stated many times by many different people, for many different reasons. Whether those reasons are militarily related, based on global political influence, or even economically. However one reason that this statement is repeated over and over again is the fact that America is the “land of opportunity”, a place where anyone can come, work hard and make something of themselves. No matter your age, race, religion, gender or creed, in America you have the opportunity to make something better for yourself and your family....   [tags: Welfare System] 1501 words
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The War Against the War - The two news articles I’ve picked, each representing differing perspectives and stances, displays the ongoing problem in the world in which there continues to be debates regarding the decision to go to war as a result to 9/11. These two articles each take an opposing stances to the other, one subtly supporting the war as a success, and one against the repercussions the war created. Although they’re both published during recent weeks, it is fascinating to see how the world is still divided amongst itself on this issue, an issue thought to have been solved when Obama was voted as the new president in 2008 (2008, 2009), who promised the end of the war (Mason, 2010)....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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A Case Against Interracial Adoption - Black children are disproportionately represented in the foster care system. In the most recent Statistical Abstract published in 2011 by the U.S. Census Bureau, Black children accounted for 15% of the U.S. child population in 2009. In contrast, Black children were at almost 30% of the total number of children in foster care for the same year according to the Department of Health and Human Services 2009 Foster Care report. In addition, there are not enough Black families available to adopt these children....   [tags: Family Psychology ]
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An Argument Against Racial Profiling - Racial profiling is when an officer of law targets an individual not on their behavior, but rather their personal characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, national origin and religion. Racial profiling has been an issue that dates back earlier than the 1700's. Then when the fourth and fourteenth amendments were created, some thought racial profiling would simmer down. The fourth amendment states that the government is prohibited from any unreasonable seizes or searches; while the fourteenth amendment states that all men are presented with equal protection of the law....   [tags: Race, Ethnicity, National Origin, Religion]
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The Battle Against Teen Pregnancy - As the end of my senior year came to a close this past spring my friends and I were talking about all the teen moms that have either dropped out of our school or have had a baby a little bit after graduating. We started counting, not thinking it would be that high. We stopped counting once we hit twenty out of four-hundred girls (MCHS). If we kept counting instead of twenty percent it would be greater for Marine City High School, which is one of many high schools in the area. One girl in particular dropped out to have her baby and was pregnant with her second child, and she herself was only seventeen years old....   [tags: social issues, teen mom]
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Fighting the War Against Terrorism - While fighting the war against terrorism, though it may be challenging, societies should place the utmost value upon human rights even if that means undermining one’s counter terrorism policy. Along with a terrorist attack comes prejudice and discrimination towards those of similar nationality or religion as the attackers out of fear of another attack. A challenge for liberal democracies such as Canada is creating an effective policy in order to constrain potential terrorist attacks that is also abiding one’s individual rights that come as a part of residing in a democratic society....   [tags: canadian law, arbitrarily detained]
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Against Psychotropic Drugs for Children - Some facts about psychiatric drugs for children are that the drugs are prescribed with a false diagnosis. The children that are prescribed are not seriously impaired by their symptoms, they are merely becoming older and showing signs of adolescents; however, pediatricians see a small frustration in a child’s life and convince the parents or legal guardians that they need unnecessary medications to make the children docile and untroublesome. Little do the parents know, the drug given to the children means more money for the pharmaceutical companies and psychiatric research teams and may not even help the children at all....   [tags: drug, medication, symptoms]
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Take a Stand Against Abortion - Since 1973 when abortion became legalized in all 50 stats there has been a total of 55,772,015 abortions preformed. According to Ertelt in his article 55,772,015 Abortions in America Since Roe V. Wade in 1973, “3,300 abortions are preformed daily, 137 abortions per hour, and one abortion every thirty seconds” (2014). How sickening, since the year abortion was legalized not counting the illegal ones done before, there has been 55,772,015 innocent lives murdered. I am against abortion for the fact that everyone deserves life weather or not it is convenient for the parents and that every baby deserves the right to be born....   [tags: murder, god, terminate]
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The Cases Against Slavery - The two addresses by Abraham Lincoln “Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery” and “Second Inaugural address” reflect the issues with slavery. The story, as framed by Abraham Lincoln, tells how colored soldiers and non colored soldiers have come together to fight the civil war to abolish slavery and preserve their rights their fore fathers have set up for them and how slavery goes against being a Christian. While the story line follows that of Harriet Beecher Stowe in her book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, where through a series of sketches she tells the stories of the human cruelty of slavery and enlightens the reader on how being a Christian and being for slavery is wrong....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, slavery, Civil War] 1110 words
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Act Against AIDS Campaign - I am choosing to write about the Act Against AIDS campaign. Act Against AIDS is a five year 45 million dollar communications campaign that was launched in 2009 and designed to refocus national attention on the HIV crisis in America. Act Against AIDS raises awareness about HIV and its impact on the lives of all Americans, and fights stigma by showing that persons with HIV are real people. They also feature highly specified campaigns that target high risk groups. These campaigns include Greater Then AIDS, Testing Makes Us Stronger, Lets Stop HIV Together and Take Charge....   [tags: campaign, communication, stigma]
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Crimes Against the Elderly - The rapidly increasing population of elderly people has been accompanied by a number of challenges to the elderly, communities, and the state. The frequency of victimization of the elderly through various crimes has escalated with the criminal justice system facing increasing pressure to curb this trend. Despite all states having legislation that target protecting the adult population from crimes, wide gaps in reporting of crimes against the elderly are evident across the nation. The elderly have increasingly become more vulnerable to physical, financial, and emotional abuse....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Adult Population] 1712 words
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Gender Discrimination Against Women - Gender Discrimination against Women Behind every great man, there is a greater woman. Gender discrimination is to behave or view negatively and unpleasantly toward a person specially woman because of her sex. It varies from workplace, such as getting paid less for the same professionalism to violent crime. On a global scale, women are still the victims of brutal rape, abuse, and violence in patriarchal societies, and even they are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Even though there are laws against discrimination of women, it is really a substantial issue....   [tags: violence, equality, education] 609 words
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Domestic Violence Against Men - The Australian Government should allocate more funding to decrease domestic violence against Australian men. New South Wales Law dictates “Domestic and family violence takes many forms. It involves violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or instil fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.” (NSW Police, 2013). Domestic Violence impacts on many people in all kinds of ways....   [tags: australian government, abuse]
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Military Discrimination against Homosexuals - Homosexuals, bisexuals and lesbians were a condemned lot not allowed to serve in the United States military service including the Navy forces. Service men and women in the military were judged not only with reference to their behavioral conduct but also from their sexual orientation results. The Department of Defense (DOD) would ask questions concerning sexual orientation of prospects willing to join the military service. A sexual orientation related to sexual attraction to people of a particular gender....   [tags: Homosexuality, argumentative, persuasive ]
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Courage Against Social Prejudice - During the 1930’s, there was a significant amount of racial inequality in the South. Black people were considered unequal compared to white people resulting in mistreatment and abuse. Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, displays her opinion about social inequality through a variety of different characters who exhibit courage through everyday life. In Lee’s novel, one character, Mrs. Maudie who is a friend to Jem and Scout explains the meaning of a mockingbird as the following: “they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us” (Lee, 1960, p.90)....   [tags: kill a mockingbird, harper lee, racial inequality]
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