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Pros and Cons of Having Hands in the Pockets

- There are far more pros for students having their hands in their pockets. Nevertheless lets look at the comparisons and weigh up the results of the two anyway. Lets look at the cons to start with. The main con is that Mr Pinto is against students having hands in their pockets. Still why is Mr Pinto against hands in pockets. As he has explained he feels that it is disrespectful, for he believes that when your hands are in your pockets you are not listening properly. Also there is the belief of the nineteen sixties and seventies that when young men or women have their hands in their pockets it will lead to them masturbating....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Due Process

- Due Process The phrase "innocent until proven guilty" has been quoted for many years. In our society, we have labeled the accused person either guilty or not guilty without giving that person or persons their rith of due process. Webster's New World College Dictionary Fourth Edition says: "Due Process is the course of legal proceedings established by the legal system of a nation or state to protect individual rights and liberties." Due Process will allow an accused person time to go through the court proceeding, in hope of proving his or her innocence or guilt....   [tags: Justice System Due Process Law Essays]

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How to Prepare for a Debate

- How to Prepare for a Debate "People generally quarrel because they cannot argue." This quote by Gilbert K. Chesterton rings true when taking into consideration any domestic argument. Debating is a method used to argue a topic between individuals or team members. Generally debating is used to maintain order while the opposed argue. Here are some helpful guidelines for the preparation of a three aside parliamentary style debate. Firstly, when preparing for a three aside parliamentary style debate you must find out what your motion is....   [tags: Papers]

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Animal Rights Speech

- Our case is that if we don’t test on animals then progress in scientific fields would be halted. As first speaker for the negative I will speak about the benefits of animal testing in general and then I’ll talk in detail about animal testing in medicine. My second speaker will talk about the opinions on testing and the food chain and my third speaker will summarise our points and rebut. Safety tests are conducted on a wide range of chemicals and products, including drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, household cleaners, pesticides, foodstuffs, and packing materials....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Persuasive Articles on Gun Control

- Persuasive Articles on Gun Control Persuading an audience can be done in several different fashions, one of which is Hugh Rank’s Model of Persuasion. Rank’s model states that two major strategies are used to achieve the particular goal of persuasion. These strategies are nicely set into two main schemas; the first method is to exaggerate an aspect of something, known as “intensify.” While the second is to discredit it, which is referred to as “downplay.” Al Franken, Jeffrey Snyder, Harlan Ellison, and George Will, have all written persuasive articles about gun control....   [tags: Persuasion Argumentative Gun Control Essays]

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Why Animals Change Their Colors in Response to Environment

- Some scholars assert that animals change its color in response to their environment because changing color is easiest way to cause optical illusion and do not need much time for hiding themselves from predators. Although this thesis is embroiled in controversy,new idea came up which rebut previous theory.It contains the idea that protection could not be just one clear explanation of animals changing theircolors because some researchers have found out that most animals are color blind. Their color works as a visual signal of mood or the process of evolution....   [tags: protective coloring, response to feelings]

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Guns Don't Kill People. People Kill People.

- There has been so much controversy and debating lately regarding whether we the American people should have the right to own and use firearms. In the United States Constitution the II amendment states that "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” (1). Many people would like to argue the point of this amendment, even though it clearly states that it is the right of the people of the United States of America to own and use their guns and that this right should not be broken or violated....   [tags: arms control in the US, second ammendment]

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The Coexistence of the Media and the Government

- The Coexistence of the Media and the Government The American media system is spinning out of control in a hyper-commercialized frenzy. Fewer than ten transnational media conglomerates dominate much of our media; fewer than two dozen account for the overwhelming majority of our newspapers, magazines, films, television, radio, and books. With every aspect of our media culture now fair game for commercial exploitation, we can look forward to the full-scale commercialization of sports, arts, and education, the disappearance of notions of public service from public discourse, and the degeneration of journalism, political coverage, and children's programming under commercial pressure....   [tags: Papers]

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Evidence Law Assignment Paper

- A prima facie case has been described by the Canadian court as “one which covers the allegations made, and which if believed, is complete and sufficient for a decision in favour of the complainant in the absence of an answer from the respondent.”[36] Thus, as in the United Kingdom, the defendant’s explanation is ignored at this initial stage. The case of McDonnell Douglas,[37] which has been cited in both U.S. and Canadian jurisprudence,[38] sets out an example of facts that would be sufficient to establish a prima facie case....   [tags: Canadian courts, prima facie]

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Pakistan 's Hand On The Rise Of International Jihad

- Pakistan 's President Mamnoon Hussain believes Valentine 's Day celebrations have "no connection with our culture." The expensive suits and ties both he and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif don with pride are, of course, standout symbols of Islamic society and have nothing to do with our colonial hangover. It would have been far more presidential of Hussain as the keynote speaker at an event marking Pakistan Movement leader Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar 's death anniversary to passionately rebut Carlotta Gall 's recent New York Times (NYT) op-ed titled "Pakistan 's Hand in the Rise of International Jihad." Gall 's incendiary prose herein posits a strong link between Pakistan 's "deep state" and the ri...   [tags: Taliban, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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Global Warming Is A Myth

- To: The Editor In response to Sarah Mailin’s letter I wish to make the following points that rebut all the evidence she has presented that global warming is a myth. • No single climatic event or single yearly average can prove or disprove climate change which is a long-term trend. Whilst it is true that the ‘cold wave’ of 2014 in North America brought some of the coldest temperatures since records began, the NOAA 's National Climatic Data Centre (1) found that since records began in 1895, the winter of 2013/14 was only the 34th-coldest when considering the USA as a whole....   [tags: Global warming, Climate change, Climate]

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Reflection Paper On Using Academic Words

- Reflection This semester has highlighted that I need to develop my skill in using academic words. To address this, I intend to carefully study the academic word list and figure out the usage of each word. When I entered this English Composition course, my skill level was about B. After several weeks, I have made great progress. During these weeks, I have written summary and response, analysis and argument papers, and I also have benefited a lot from these three essays. First, I learned something from the summary and response paper....   [tags: Writing, Rhetoric, Thought, Essay]

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Gun Control: Annotated Bibliography

- Frates, Chris. “The Gun Debate Isn’t Over Yet.” National Journal (2013): Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 31 Oct. 2013. In this article written by Chris Frates, the author talks about how democrats and republicans are going back, and forth on gun control laws. Both parties are finding it difficult to come to an agreement. While leaving republicans asking the question “How do you take away Americans 2nd Amendment?” It’s a tricky situation as republicans, and congress continue to try find loop holes in the system to force stricter gun control laws....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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MLK Jr.

- MLK Jr. The earth is round, not flat. Almost everyone knows that this is a true statement and would never deny or oppose its credibility. If a person did not conform to this view, then they would be considered incredulous simpletons by anyone who is learned. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK Jr.) was a genius that had a gift for presenting undisputed arguments that any unprejudiced and reasonable person could not rebut. His response to the criticism of eight Alabama clergymen was very effective because of his ability to present a friendly argument in a professional manner, which unquestionably undermined the criticism in an undeniable fashion....   [tags: Martin Luther King Jr]

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Pride And Prejudice By Elizabeth Bennet

- The main protagonist of Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet is a cheeky, intelligent, good natured young lady that often lets her own opinions and feelings get the better of her and her judgment, which has majorly influenced her impressions of Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham throughout the novel. Although Mr. Darcy can be quite condescending and Mr. Wickham can be charming and maybe even chivalrous at the beginning, they both turned out not quite what others may have first believed since, well you can never judge a book by its cover and proved that they both may, in fact, be each other’s foil....   [tags: Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet]

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Should Abortion Be Legal Option?

- Overtime there has been a debate over whether or not the act of aborting a baby should be a legal option. This controversial issue continues to divide America. Many individuals that are pro-choice believe that choosing to have an abortion is a woman’s right that should not be judged by governmental or religious authorities. Many individuals that are pro-life believe that abortion is the immoral killing of an innocent human being. According to opponents, it is unfair to allow abortions when couples who cannot conceive are willing to adopt a child....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy, Human rights, Reproduction]

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Kansas V. Cheever Supreme Court Case

- Most Americans would claim a cop killer should be put to death which is what Scott D Cheever will face if he loses in the Supreme Court of the United States. Scott D Cheever and the state of Kansas argued before Supreme Court of the United States on October 16, 2013. The question posed before the court was when a criminal defendant affirmatively introduces expert testimony that he lacked the requisite mental state to commit capital murder of a law enforcement officer due to the alleged temporary and long-term effects of the defendant’s methamphetamine use, does the state violate the defendant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by rebutting the defendant’s mental state def...   [tags: cop killer, notorious cases]

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The Effectiveness of Nuclear Weapons for Deterrence

- 'Nuclear weapons protect our country. The very fact we have them means no-one will ever use them' In this account, I am going to discuss the diverse arguments which concern the issue of nuclear weapons, and whether or not their ownership actually voids use. Exploring both contrasting arguments, I will discuss both sides to the subject; arguments which support this statement contrast a great deal to those who rebut it, yet both sides have their valid reasons to their case; those who favour the statement believe that the weapons are somewhat of a taboo, however, those who support the opposing view look at the matter a lot more practically, after all nuclear we...   [tags: Nuclear Weapons Essays]

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Morality of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

- The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a necessary action taken by the United States government in order to ensure that their allies does not receive any more casualties from the conflict with the Japanese Empire during World War II. If United States did not use the atomic bomb on the island there would have been a higher number of casualties from the U.S troops. The first reason why the U.S would have lost more troops was because the Japanese soldiers had an extremely strong conviction that their country was the righteous side of the war and they were doing the right thing for the greater good of the empire....   [tags: bombing, World War 2, casualties]

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Questions And Response, Rhetorical Analysis And Argumentative Essay

- In order to be admitted into the ENG 1430 class, I had already acquired the ways to write process essay, cause and effect essay, and compare and contrast essay. During this semester, I found that the most significant issue that arose was I learned how to write three different kinds of essays: summary and response, rhetorical analysis and argumentative essays. Learning how to write three kinds of new essays is exciting progress for my academic writing skills. My interest in writing has improved as well....   [tags: Essay, Writing, Rhetoric, Academia]

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Class Avoidance Phenomenon : Discussion About The Middle Class

- • Two exceptions to class avoidance phenomenon: discussion about the middle class as acceptable and presenting glimpses of the poor and wealthy that conform to common stereotypes. Americans are misinformed to believe the following myths: class distinctions are non-existent, middle-class is the norm, everyone is getting richer, and the chances of success are equal for everyone. • The U.S. has the highest income gap between the wealthiest and poorest in the industrial world, which is approximately 12 to 1....   [tags: Racism, Race, White people, Social class]

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The First Amendment in High School

- What is the age that a person should be able to claim rights under the first amendment. The first thing would come to most people's mind is eighteen. However, upon examination, someone could easily justify that a sixteen year old who is in his or her second year of college would have the ability to form an opinion and should be allowed to express it. What makes this student different from another student who, at sixteen, drops out of school and gets a job, or a student who decides to wear a shirt that says "PRO-CHOICE" on it....   [tags: Law]

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The Impact Of Family Size On Spending Pattern

- Introduction Families spend money in variety patterns. Small size family consisted of nuclear family needs less goods than large size family. Therefore, spending pattern of small family is different with the large one. This paper is aimed to find out current and past research regarding to what extent family size affect to spending pattern. Background research Prior research shows mix result. Bojer (1977) discover that a family consisted two adult and two children spent 2.5 times higher than a single adult....   [tags: Family, Household, Consumer theory, Economics]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death by Postman

- Reflective Essay on Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death In Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman provides a critical analysis of the media environment in 1985. He explores the role and impact of the media by addressing different sectors of society, naming religion, politics, news, and education. Although this book was written prior to 1985, its relevance is far more evident today than ever; we are living in a nation in which entertainment is the focus and aim of each sector in American society and in which our notation of truth or knowledge has been greatly redefined....   [tags: media environment in 1985]

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Capital Punishment - An Appropriate Form of Punishment

- Since the early settlers first stepped foot on what is now the United States of America, capital punishment has been reserved as a form of punishment for the people who have committed some of society’s most heinous crimes. Recently, support of capital punishment has begun to erode due to the advancements of DNA technology and groups, such as the Innocence Project. Capital punishment, however, remains to be an appropriate form of punishment for someone convicted of capital crimes, and may be effective in deterring such offenses....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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Video Games And The Video Game

- Of the 318.9 million people in the United States of America, 155 million of those people play video games(That is 48 percent!). 42% of Americans play video games regularly(3 hours or more.) Ever since I could remember, I had a controller in my hand. I can remember the day that my dad put a controller in my hand and I was hooked. I can remember that I started out on the Playstation 1. I played games like Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Gran Turismo, Monsters Inc, Need for Speed, Tomb Raider, Crash Team Racing, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, PaRappa the Rapper, and a whole lot of puzzle games....   [tags: Video game console, PlayStation 3, PlayStation]

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The Individual's Right to Suicide

- The Individual's Right to Suicide In this article I hope to demonstrate the individual’s right to suicide. I will argue that a person’s freedom gives them the right to commit suicide, and by refuting religion and defeating the opposing views I hope to validate my conclusion. I also hope to address the reader with enough information as to not leave any room for “gray areas” in the final analysis. In the western world, suicide is taboo. While it would be easy to attribute this to Christianity, it is more accurate to attribute it the human fear and denial of death....   [tags: Papers]

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Courtroom Procedures and the Role of the Prosecution

- During a trial, there are many rules, procedures, and codes of conduct that must be observed. These are in place to allow a trial to proceed more efficiently and fairly for both the defense and prosecution. According to one author, “Police, prosecutors, and criminal court Judges see too much crime, so they tend to see crime everywhere. We need rules to control their conduct, Judges to carefully apply those rules, and other Judges to review those decisions (law-article.net).” Courtroom procedures are important because, without them, defendants and prosecution alike could be treated unfairly....   [tags: police, prosecutors, criminals]

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William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing

- William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Act IV is the "crucial" scene whereby the two young lovers should marry; yet by the foul intrigue and planning of the Bastard John, are cruelly separated in a public display of her humiliation. Further more, the other "couple" in this play of comic mystery, finally declare their love for each other face to face. Two plans resulting from each of the two events are firstly, that Hero should be reported dead from grief, in order to establish the truth, and, secondly, that Benedick should challenge Claudio to a duel....   [tags: Papers]

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Captain Beatty in "Fahrenheit 451"

- Of all literary works regarding dystopian societies, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is perhaps one of the most bluntly shocking, insightful, and relatable of them. Set in a United States of the future, this novel contains a government that has banned books and a society that constantly watches television. However, Guy Montag, a fireman (one who burns books as opposed to actually putting out fires) discovers books and a spark of desire for knowledge is ignited within him. Unfortunately his boss, the belligerent Captain Beatty, catches on to his newfound thirst for literature....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]

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Legal Agreement

- Legal Agreement Geoff is the owner of a 1927 Bentley car, which he is renovating to its original condition with considerable help from his brother, Paul. When the work is nearly completed, Geoff decides to get married and can no longer keep the car. He discusses the situation with Paul and they agree that in consideration of all the work Paul has done on the car, Paul can have it for £2,000 (which is far less than the car is worth)....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Nature

- Human nature is the egotistical behaviours that drive the human race to be creative and inquisitive. Although some philosophers may disagree with the validity of this statement, others such as Aristotle, John Stuart Mill and Thomas Hobbes would believe it to be true. After examining the beliefs of these philosophers and using real-life examples to rebut the beliefs of those who disagree, man’s true nature of curiousity, creativity and selfishness is clearly evident. Once inspecting the philosophical beliefs of Thomas Hobbes, Aristotle and John Stuart Mill, human’s creative, inquiring and self-indulgent nature seems indisputable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Abortion

- Abortion is one of the most controversial issues discussed in today’s society. This issue has caused a great deal of turmoil in the world. Some protestors have even killed other human beings over the issue. People’s religion has had some input on this issue, but this should not be the only factor when looking at this serious controversial debate. There are many questions that one must ask him or herself when deciding to be either for or against abortion. In this position paper I am going to talk about some issues that may not be black and white....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Civil Litigation And Criminal Litigation

- Civil Litigation vs Criminal Litigation There are differences between civil and criminal litigation. Civil litigation is a lawsuit that seeks reimbursement of monetary damages or equitable relief for harm caused to an individual or group. Criminal litigation occurs when there is an injustice against the “people of the State”. The Government files against a defendant who is alleged to have committed a crime. There are some situations where a case can have both civil and criminal litigation for example in a kidnapping or assault and battery where both a law is broken causing a criminal case and the victim may pursue relief for damages or injury with a civil case....   [tags: Jury, Criminal law, Jury trial, Prosecutor]

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The Argument For Mandatory Drug Testing Of Welfare Recipients

- Analysis of Obligations The opponents feel there is an obvious obligation to help people with substance abuse issues. However they believe the obligation the government has in protecting the rights of it 's citizens supersedes the consequences that come with mandatory drug tests. ((COVERT)) Opponents believe that the State of Texas has an obligation, through its welfare programming, to help citizens refrain from drug addiction and live a more economically stable life. Thus, stakeholders like the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), do not recommend mandatory drug testing of welfare recipients....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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The Trail Of Socrates And The Apology Of Plato

- During this essay the trail of Socrates found in the Apology of Plato will be reviewed. What will be looked at during this review is how well Socrates rebuts the charges made against him. We will also talk about if Socrates made the right decision to not escape prison with Crito. Socrates was a very intelligent man; this is why this review is so critical. In Plato’s Apology it seems that overall Socrates did an effective job using the 3 acts of the mind. The three acts of the mind are: Understanding, Judgment, and Reasoning....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Socrates, Corruption]

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Is Ralph or Jack a Better Leader in The Lord of the Flies by William Golding?

- Leaders. What are they classified by. Is it their good looks, their IQ, or their fitness. Partially, but good leaders are classified by their morals, their qualities, and their actions. Characteristics of a good leader are honesty, commitment, intuition, confidence, the ability to delegate, good communication, and fearlessness, just to name a few. The boys on the island needed a leader that could help them survive, stay healthy, and ultimately take them back to safety and civilization. In the story, Ralph is a better leader than Jack is, as he possess more qualities of a good leader, and is better fit to lead the boys on the island to society....   [tags: leadership qualities, survival, island, boys]

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Creation vs. Evolution

- Creationists have locked themselves into a country-wide battle against science for the minds of our youth and control of the intelligentsia. Why are they fighting. Over the last decade, the Theory of Evolution has reared its head with a vengeance, and creationists fear that it erodes the moral integrity of our society while promising to deliver us into a dark age. Nothing could be further from the truth, and the truth is, in fact, quite the opposite. The Theory of Evolution is supported by vast amounts of empirical evidence, and the dismissal of such can only cause harm to our society in a world where innovation and progress beget survival....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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The Constitutional Right Of The Defendant And The Jurors Violated

- 2. ISSUE II: Were the constitutional right of the defendant and the jurors violated because the court erred in allowing the State Attorney to raise discriminatory peremptory challenge based on racial and gender grounds. The constitutional right to due process, and equal protection of the law were violated when the trial Judge erred in permitting the State Attorney to raise peremptory challenges base on racial and gender grounds. The constitution of the United States under U.S. Const. Amend. 14, § 1, establishes that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty...   [tags: Jury, United States Constitution]

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South Afric A Threat Of An Economic Backlash

- The recent attacks on black non-nationals in South Africa which were labelled as Xenophobic attacks have had a negative impact on how South Africa is viewed Globally and have caused a threat of an economic backlash. In this essay we look at South Africa’s pan-African identity and if these attacks were indeed Xenophobic or whether they were a form of Afrophobia. Looking at how only the Black immigrants were attacked and not people from any other ethnic groups and choosing to only attack Black foreigners must have been deliberate thus the argument that the attacks were Afrophobic....   [tags: South Africa, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Domestic Violence : The United States

- Final Essay. Domestic violence. Today, modern society faces such problem, as domestic violence, which is common issue in majority of the countries, and USA is not exception. Statically in USA one of three women will be abused throughout her life. Domestic violence is mainly related with people’s behavior and psychology. This situation influence in different ways children, families and American society in general and it can’t be ignored, but at the same time this issue is so controversial, that it’s really difficult to find the solution....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence, Abuse]

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The Human Genome Project

- The Human Genome Project (HGP), an international scientific research project, has educated the public tremendously on various topics concerning DNA and genetics. This study has been beneficial to communities alike. As stated, the HGP sought to identify all the genes in human DNA, determine the sequences of the three billion chemical base pairs that make up human DNA, store this information in databases, improve tools for data analysis, transfer related technologies to the private sector, and address the ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise from the project....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]

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Court Room Procedures Are The Focal Point Of A Trial

- Judges, prosecutors, defense council and juries are the focal point of a trial. The following will show each of their roles in the courtroom and the importance of these roles and how they are perceived by the media compared to my own view. Judges preside over criminal and non-criminal proceeding as an impartial party to the evidence and arguments presented by the defense and prosecuting attorneys. His or her role as a judge in a jury trial is to act as a mediator between the defense and prosecution ensuring proper court room procedures are being followed to guarantee that a fair trial is administered....   [tags: Jury, Prosecutor, Judge, Lawyer]

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Mr. Douglas, Case

- Mr. and Mrs. Douglas, Fortunately, the court is likely to grant you custody of your grandson, Jack. Under certain circumstances, North Carolina courts will grant child custody to third parties. N.C. GEN. STAT. § 50-13.1(a). Custody disputes are settled based upon which party the court determines to be in the best interests of the child. Perdue v. Fuqua, 673 S.E.2d 145 at 148; N.C. GEN. STAT. § 50-13.2(a). However, when the party seeking custody is not the child’s biological parent, such as a grandparent, standing must be established prior to any determination regarding the best interests of the child....   [tags: Parent, Mother, Family, Father]

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The American Civil Rights Movement

- Inspiration and role models are two important factors which influence the behaviour and actions of others. In fact, The American Civil rights Movement (in particular, the Freedom Ride of United States) inspired Australia to go forward in the journey of Indigenous Australia. This resulted in The Australian Freedom Ride. The Freedom ride of Australia occurred on February 12th 1965, led by Charlie Perkins. 29 members of the student action for aborigines group departed the university of sydney by bus bound for regional towns across New South Wales....   [tags: African American, United States]

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A Life Of Solitude By Alan Westin

- Much has been said of William James Sidis’ efforts to live a life of solitude – or at the very least, a private, anonymous, or reserved one as defined by Alan Westin’s thoughtful account in his 1967 article, Privacy and Freedom (Solove and Schwartz 43). Sidis himself noted “The only way to live the perfect life is to live it in seclusion” (Ibid 3). The decision by C.J. Clark of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit controverted Sidis’ plan to remain in seclusion, and has not been entirely overcome in the many years since....   [tags: Privacy, Privacy law, Law]

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LGBT Protecting Your Freedom

- After winning his election in 1992 President Clinton proposed that he would create a way to allow homosexuals to actively serve in the military. After his inauguration in 1993 the president signed a piece of legislation concerning homosexuality in the armed forces. This policy was referred to as “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”, the legislation stated that to demonstrate or engage in any homosexual activity would be against all good morals and discipline in the military. The policy created said that, A Service member may also be separated if he or she states that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect....   [tags: Don’t ask, Don’t Tell, same sex, sexuality]

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Exploring Racial Discrimination in the Case, Dunlap v. Tennessee Valley Authority

- ... Dunlap” (Walsh, 2010). Explain why the plaintiff's disparate (adverse) impact claims fail. The disparate impact theory requires a plaintiff to prove that a neutral employment practice affects one group more harshly than another and that the practice is not justified by business necessity. In this case, Dunlap needed to prove that TVA’s employment practices affected African American applicants more than another. The proof of discriminatory intent is not required and although the court concluded that TVA’s processes with interviewing had been manipulated to exclude African-American candidates in general, the court disagreed, citing the “lack of statistical proof demonstrating that a protec...   [tags: hiring, foreman, employer]

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Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel

- Ethical Duties of Legal Counsel The U.S. criminal justice system is considered to be an adversarial system consisting of two sides, the prosecution and defense. It is believed that both sides enter the trial on equal grounds and present evidence to represent and help support their case. However, throughout the proceedings both the prosecution and defense have two very different ethical roles, responsibilities and duties, which tends to cast doubt on both sides remaining equal. The defense’s role is to make the prosecution prove its case with sensible arguments, real evidence, and steadfast testimony; point out facts in which the State has failed to establish guilt; ensure the defendant rece...   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Case Analysis : Prosecutor 's Duty

- Prosecutor’s duty is to seek justice, present the judge and jury with facts and sound legal arguments that result in the conviction of the guilty defendant and not conviction of the innocent as we have seen in many cases in the past. They have a duty also to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense attorney (Burke, 2010. P. 2135). Prosecutors consist of the group of criminal justice professionals with no accountability for their professional action or deliberate inaction. They willfully manipulate facts and evidences in order to secure a conviction at all cost....   [tags: Criminal law, Crime, Legal terms, Lawyer]

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The Arkansas Prison System Scandal

- The Arkansas prison system scandal changed Arkansas in many ways, even though the many efforts off cover ups through testimony’s the truth behind the scandal prevailed. In these five sources you learn that the reputation off Arkansas was much more important than the inmates who even as convicted felons where the victim in this scandal. There are many different opinions on why the Arkansas prison farmers where in such poor condition but the evidence only proves one theory, that no one was to be trusted inside the facility from super attendant to warden to inmate’s no one was to be trusted....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Punishment, Criminal justice]

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Comparing Cundy V Lindsay And Ingram V

- INTRODUCTION Over the years there has been much deliberation over the decisions made in Cundy v Lindsay and Ingram v Little whether the decisions in these cases should be overruled or not as regards to a mistake in identity. In this essay I shall examine different views from scholars and compare them to one another while providing case law that will further buttress my points, I would also add my own opinions on these views which would enable me to reach a final conclusion on the subject matter....   [tags: Contract, Offer and acceptance, Voidable, Void]

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The Adversary System Is The Legal System

- The adversary system is the legal system adopted by Australia, Britain, the United States, and New Zealand. Where two advocates represent their parties ' positions before an impartial person or group of people, usually a jury or judge, who attempt to determine the truth of the case.[ ‘Adversarial System’ Wikipedia ] The inquisitorial system is the legal system used in mainly Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. It is a system of trial where courts are actively involved. Although both legal systems are used in different country’s, they have similar features, advantages, and disadvantages....   [tags: Common law, Law, Jury, Civil law]

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A Mule for a Drug Cartel in Venuezuela

- John Doe at 33 years old was a mule for a drug cartel in Venezuela. He had the choice of carrying seven kilos into Canada or his family killed. In order for the process to go smoothly he destroyed any identification and went through his plan. He told the Canadian Immigration that he was an illegal immigrant and had to be deported immediately back to his country, but with complications the government wanted a background check on him and released him. The next day he continued and tried delivering the drugs in the down town area, however he got caught....   [tags: canadian immigration, ]

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William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft

- Who are Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. What did William Godwin reveal in the novel, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman that caused such a scandalous outcry from Mary Wollstonecraft’s readers. Why were these revelations so scandalous to begin with. The following essay will attempt to detail Godwin’s scandal, his reasoning behind the revelations that involved suicide attempts and affairs, as well as the public views and placement of women within the era. This paper will explain much history of all those involved, from Wollstonecraft herself, to Godwin and the British subjects....   [tags: Literature]

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The Role of Ethics in Bringing Extinct Species Back to Life

- Bringing Them Back to Life, an article written by Carl Zimmer for National Geographic April 2013 edition, discusses the possibilities in modern science to clone and revive species that have been driven to extinction in the past ten thousand years (445). Throughout this article, the author makes use of the rhetorical devices logos, ethos, and pathos to argue to an audience that humans have an obligation to revive species which have been driven to extinction directly due to human influences....   [tags: Genetic Species Revival]

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The Death Penalty Surely Deters Violent Crimes

- Does anyone have a right to take someone’s life. Does the death penalty work as a deterrent for violent crimes. If the death penalty becomes illegal, what punishment would be appropriate for criminals who committed a crime against humanity. Death penalty has always been a controversial topic. There have always been many questions surrounding this issue and since it clearly has both positive and negative effects, the gap between supporters and oppositions has been difficult to narrow. Currently in the United States, the death penalty is legal in 33 states, which means there are more people who believes the death penalty is needed in our society....   [tags: the real effects of capital punishment]

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Professional Contract Formation : A Business Owner You Enter Into A Professional Relationship With Customers, Vendors Or Contractors

- Professional Contract Formation As a business owner you enter into a professional relationship with customers, vendors or contractors, on a regular basis. Contractual agreements are a fact of business, which also provide somewhat of a legal foundation that protect your business product, or service that you provide. In researching contracts, I discovered that not all contracts have to be reviewed by an Attorney to be a legal contract. Generally, to be legally valid, most contracts must contain two elements; 1. All parties must agree about an offer made by one party and accepted by the other....   [tags: Contract, Offer and acceptance]

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Controversy Surrounding the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

- On September 19, 2008, The TransCanada Corporation submitted an application to the U.S. State Department to begin building the Keystone XL (XL standing for eXport Limited) pipeline in the United States. More than six years later, the pipeline is still under debate. The project, though generating little controversy when first submitted, began receiving attention in 2011 after an environmental impact study was released by the State Department (Hansen). Major newspapers and online sites picked up the report....   [tags: Canada, Oil, Tar]

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The Case Of Zamet V Hyman

- The presumption can be rebutted when the party received independent advice as was the case in Zamet v Hyman [1961] 3 All E.R. 933, or when it is clear that the party have intended to act in an odd way (see for example Re Brocklehurst 's Estate [1978] Ch 14 331 where there was an intention by the dceased to devalue his own estate). However the presumption will not be rebutted when the person who benefits has acted in an underhand way, such as in Hammond v Osborn [2002] EWCA Civ 885 where a carer had acted in slightly underhand way, leading to the courts finding that the gift of the whole estate was void because of undue influence....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Contract law, Law]

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Abortion: The Impact of Federalism and the Separation of Power

- Otto von Bismarck once said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” The arduous process that a bill undergoes in order to become a law may seem grueling and pointless; however, the processes high caliber of difficulty allows for the extreme prestige and exclusivity of bills that are passed. Because the process is so exhausting, and filibusters, subsequently requiring a super-majority vote to pass a bill, have always been such a threat in Congress, historically, bills that attempt to reform sensitive issues have not fared well in the legislative branch....   [tags: legal issues, laws, bills]

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Human Species And Nonhuman Species

- It is apparent that there are many philosophers that stand on both sides of the argument. One side is clearly expressing that while there may be some overlap between the human species and nonhuman species, we are not equal because of the concept of rationality, for example. However, I see Singer’s arguments as much stronger than the other philosophers. He draws on many solid points backed up by concrete evidence that is easily understandable on many points, pulling from different experiences and true events....   [tags: Human, Mammal, Morality, Equals sign]

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Movie Analysis : ' Get Ready For The Jubilee '

- “Get ready for the Jubilee, Hurrah. Hurrah. We 'll give the hero three times three, Hurrah. Hurrah,”. Many British citizens seemed to bellow this song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” when their young soldiers heroically marched off to battle in their camouflaged trousers, tunics, and trench caps. When Johnny came marching home, joy and peace would permeate the atmosphere. There would be no more tears, fears, or hardships when Johnny comes marching, clothed in a raiment of dignity and strength....   [tags: World War I, World War II, British Empire, Poetry]

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Offer and Acceptance in the Courts

- Offer and Acceptance in the Courts In dealing with problems of offer and acceptance, the Courts have taken a strict approach, stating that there must be clear offer and acceptance in order to create a binding contract. As such, offers must be clear on their terms and capable of acceptance and can only be accepted on terms that mirror the offer, as established in the case of Gibson v ManchesterCityCouncil (1979) [1]. There are dicta in certain cases, notably in the judgments of Lord Denning MR, which have attempted to mitigate this harsh approach, in the case of Butler Machine Tools Co Ltd v Ex-Cell-o Corporation (England) Ltd (1979)[2]....   [tags: Papers]

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The Racial Struggle in The United States

- Often times, when one looks at the African American struggle in the United States, one will start with historic events. May these events be the importation of slaves to the Americas in the colonial period or the modern civil rights movement of the 1950’s, one key thing that is missing is the current tests and trials of African American’s. In recent years, African Americans of all classes and all origins have looked back on the previously stated historic events and then to their children and wonder what went wrong....   [tags: african americans, slaves]

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Can You Ever Escape Those High School Labels?

- In high school most students receive a label it seems inevitable, but what each teen does with the label is up to him or her. The label a student receives and sticks with him or her will either make or break them. Some people go through life trying to live up to the label that they were given and some spend all of their time trying to run away from it or prove it false every chance they get. What most don’t understand is that they are the one who decides who they want to be or who they will become in a way each person labels themselves....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, College]

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Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

- A woman’s job is to cook, clean, and bear children. Although it may not remain true now, many thought this for most of history. A woman had her duty to her husband and that served as almost all of her worth. During the Enlightenment, some women began to question this norm and to voice their unhappiness. The Enlightenment period was an intellectual movement that sought to reform society and advance knowledge (“Age of Enlightenment”). Even with all of the Enlightenment’s great advancements, women still did not possess many rights....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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Maya Angelou and Barnlund

- Analysis of Angelou and Barnlund The separation of two different worlds often results in the lack of ability to communicate between one another. In Maya Angelou’s excerpt “Mary,” Angelou depicts the story of a girl named Marguerite who is employed as a slave in Mrs. Cullinan’s home. Angelou deliberately creates this character to symbolize the racial barrier between two worlds, black and white. She suggests that there is a pre-distinguished barrier between these two cultures and nothing can be done to change the natural reaction that comes along with communicating to another culture....   [tags: essays papers]

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Labeling Theory And Its Intellectual Foundation

- Labeling theory has its intellectual foundation in the symbolic interactionist perspective. According to labeling theory, no act is deviant. An act becomes deviant only after being defined as such. In other words, deviance is a relative concept since what is defined as deviant by one society may not be similarly defined by another society. Moreover, as evidenced by self-report studies of deviance, virtually everyone at some time has violated society norms or, to use the terminology of labeling theory, participated in primary deviance....   [tags: Sociology, Racism, Race, United States]

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The Objectivity of History

- The Objectivity of History The issues that are raised in this source by Marc Trachtenberg are is whether or not objectivity is still a relevant idea, and if it is not then is history in fact dying. Keith Jenkins' "What is History?," Carl Becker's "What are Historical Facts?" and Richard Evans' "In Defence of History" will be used to discuss and examine these issues. Marc Trachtenberg is questioning if objectivity is possible and desirable in today's society, and this is a question that many historians have pondered....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Abortion

- “Abortion stops a beating heart…” vs. “Western philosophy’s idea of the autonomous self: the pregnant woman is in fact both a person in her body and a vessel. Rather than seeing both beings as alive and interdependent—seeing life within life—and acknowledging that sometimes, nonetheless, the woman must choose her life over the fetus’s…”. Few issues have fostered such controversy as the topic of abortion. The participants in the abortion debate not only have firmly-fixed beliefs, but each group has a self-designated appellation that clearly reflects what they believe to be the essential issues....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Lord Diplock And Lord Steyn

- Both Lord Diplock and Lord Steyn have at some point taken a negative view towards the doctrine of privity, the former described the privity rule as “an anachronistic shortcoming that has for many years been regarded as a reproach to [the] law ” and the later declaring it has having “no place in our more complex commercial world ”. The decisive case that establishes the doctrine of privity of contract is Tweedle v Atkinson , where the courts ruled that there is no legal entitlement conferred on third parties to an agreement nor are third parties able to derive any rights from that agreement nor subject to any burdens imposed by it....   [tags: Contract, Common law, Contract law]

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Antigone

- Antigone Essay In any story or piece of literature, there will always be the main characters to fill the pages with incessant adventure. The characters whose names appear on almost every page and the characters whose actions the story revolves around. However, a story will also always have its minor characters. These are the characters that contribute heavily to the plot, yet aren't mentioned quite as often and are underestimated regarding their importance in the story. In the Greek masterpiece, Antigone, the author Sophocles construed a myriad of minor characters that contributed to the story in numerous ways....   [tags: English Literature]

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America Has Undergone Multiple Semantic Metamorphoses

- From its early beginnings forged in Enlightenment ideals of a self-governing people, to its current uneasy status as a near-epithet tossed around by pundits as the almost-unnamable “L-word,” the term “liberal” in America has undergone multiple semantic metamorphoses. Like some sort of mutable gemstone, the meaning and identity of the term “liberalism” has been shaped and transformed over time by pressures from a myriad sources. What is now thought of as “classic” early liberalism in late eighteenth-century America was a concept that described our country’s founding republican principles: a rejection of the monarchy, with emphasis on freedoms (liberties) granted to each individual....   [tags: Great Depression, World War II, New Deal]

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Guns, Germs, And Steel And The Fates Of Human Societies

- “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” This was the question posed to Dr. Jared Diamond by Yali, a local politician in New Guinea. Answering Yali’s question became the focus of Diamond’s book, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Diamond particularly focused on “why were Europeans, rather than Africans or Native Americans, the ones to end up with guns, the nastiest germs, and steel?” Guns, Germs, and Steel took a scientific approach in viewing how certain locations in the world are far more advanced than others....   [tags: United Nations, United States, Argument]

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Comparative Essay : Stem Cell Research

- Comparative Essay: Stem Cell Research This comparative essay will focus on the claims and the analysis of four articles. The articles are “Stem Cells through a Religious Lens” by Alvin Powell, “Ethics of Embryonic Stem Cells According to Buddhist, Hindu, Catholic and Islamic Religions” by Sivaraman, Mathana Amaris Fiona, Siti Nurani Mohd, “The Ethics of Stem Cells: A Hindu View by Anil Bhanot and Matter of Faith” by David Campbell. Religion is deeply correlated with the occurrence of ethical debates associated with stem cell research currently....   [tags: Stem cell, Embryonic stem cell, Islam, Religion]

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Why Character Evidence Should Not Be Admitted during Quasi-Criminal Trials

- In this paper, I argue that courts should not treat civil parties in quasi-criminal cases the same as criminal defendants because character evidence can be misused as propensity character evidence. Part II of this paper discusses the bar against admitting character evidence. Part III deals with the split among courts as to whether this rule can apply in quasi-criminal cases. Part IV of this paper concludes that courts should resolve this split and refrain from treating civil parties in quasi-criminal cases as criminal defendants because the risk of prejudice does not support this use of the Federal Rules of Evidence....   [tags: court practice and law]

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Photographic Influence on Degas Work

- Photographic Influence on Degas Work What, if any impact did photography play in the role of arts ‘evolution’, in particular, what impact did photography have in the works of the impressionist painters. Two obviously conflicting opinions arise through texts by ‘Aaron Scharf’ and ‘Kirk Vanerdoe’. Scharf argues that the impact of ‘snapshot photography’ and the invention and wide distribution of portable camera’s had a significant influence on the works of the painter ‘Degas’. Vanerdoe takes the opportunity to question what makes an influence significant, and tends to see the creation of Impressionism stem from earlier art movements....   [tags: Art]

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illusive religions: Sigmund Freud's The Future of an Illusion

- In Sigmund Freud’s, The Future of an Illusion, he studies religious foundations and the influence of religion on civilization and social principles. As he explores the psychological depths relating to religion, he also portrays a scientific and rational civilization. In turn, he reveals his hope for an ideal world where humans surpass their feelings of helplessness and insignificance to live in an improved civilization based on reason and the increase of knowledge. Through his analysis and ideas, Freud is able to incite feelings of doubt surrounding religious beliefs and their validity....   [tags: Book Analysis, Social Psychology]

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How Aristotle Promotes The Process Of Building Up

- Aristotle promotes the process of building up in an argument, in order to analyze first the foundation, and then what is built upon the foundation. I will follow this process, analyzing Aristotle’s thoughts and positions in regards to a government that provides not just for the basics (security), but one that shapes its society to be both virtuous and moral. Additionally, it would be incorrect to let his suppositions surrounding this issue stand without further inspection. Aristotle’s most basic premise is that humans are naturally social....   [tags: Law, Human rights]

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