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    Special Rights

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    Special Rights For years minority groups have struggled to receive what they claim to be rightfully theirs in such areas as employment and education. They have slowly been granted the right to equal representation in the work place making it a federal offense to reject an applicant based on ethnic background, cultural beliefs, marital status, or sex. The fight, however, continues for minorities to receive equal education in scholastic institutions. They believe they should now be placed in special

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    Gays: Seeking Equal Rights Not Special Rights On October 6, 1998 two men took Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, about a mile outside of Laramie Wyoming. These men took him out to a split-rail fence, tortured him, then tied him put onto the fence, and left him for death. He was found late the next day by two bikers, 18 hours after the attack. When the bikers first saw Matthew tied to the fence, they thought that Matthew was a scarecrow, but realized that it was a person. Matthew remained

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    Social Satire

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    there are certain inalienable rights granted to all. As the Declaration of Independence of the original thirteen colonies states, "among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."(Jefferson, 1787, Declaration of Ind., Pg. 1) These rights are not "special rights." While the U.S. government cannot hold back upon these rights, it does have the power to ratify and enforce laws that will enable or restrict its citizens' use of them. As a realistic part of the rights to liberty and the pursuit

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    Should Gays Marry?

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    Andrew Sullivan, an editor of the New Republic, and William Bennett, editor of The Book of Virtues, have widely contrasting viewpoints about same-sex marriages in their articles Let Gays Marry and Leave Marriage Alone. Sullivan believes in “no special rights, but simple equality” (pg. 25) for the gay community. Bennett, on the other hand, believes that same-sex marriages “would shatter the conventional definition of marriage” (pg. 29). They do, however, share some common writing styles in these

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    Shaping Heian, Japan

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    This made it nearly impossible for anyone to enter the rank hierarchy by merit, allowing the Japanese to make their system diverge in fundamental and damaging ways from the Chinese governmental model. Those who held rank were afforded special tax breaks, special rights to have certain clothes, or to send their sons to universities (Morris 64-5). It is only natural to assume that when religion and government are so closely tied that a level of ceremony and ritual would be incorporated into political

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    Dictionary Library. Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc., 1966 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city; a member of a state; having the rights and duties of a citizen. Webster’s New World Dictionary of the American Language, College Edition. The World Publishing Company, 1962 ed. Citizen - An inhabitant of a city or (often) of a town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, to burgess or freeman of a city. 1. formerly, a native or inhabitant, especially a freeman or burgess, of a town

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    Young Offenders

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    young offenders think the young offenders act is a JOKE, and trust me I am a young person I know just as other young people. “A young offender is a person between the ages of 12-17. This person is a person who comities a crime and is given special rights. These right are less server then adults would get if they committee this same offenses.” There are many cases where a young offender has got off much easier then a adult and no punishment at all. In one case in particular “A boy who was 11 years old

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    Let Gays Marry and Leave Marriage Alone The article, "Let Gays Marry," written by Andrew Sullivan, is about equal rights on marriage for same sex couples. The second article, "Leave Marriage Alone," written by William Bennett, is about the institute of marriage and the meaning of marriage. Let people who love each other and want to be together for the rest of their lives, no matter sexuality tendencies, be together and live like other people in love. Both of these authors have different views

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    Gun Control

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    The people of the United States of America are given special rights that are guaranteed in the Constitution - The Supreme Law of the Land. The Second Amendment of the Constitution declares, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of the free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." People may have this right, however advocates of gun control believe guns are too risky. Opponents of gun control claim guns have protected them in a self-defense

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    Individual Retirement Accounts: Why Bother?

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    retire? 1. Social Security verses retirement. 2. Savings Accounts verses retirement. 3. Advantages of starting an IRA early. II. Careful selection of the heirs to the Individual Retirement Account. A. Advantage of leaving IRA to spouse 1. Special rights as a spouse. 2. Different options the spouse has for claiming money. III. Avoiding unnecessary taxes and penalties. 1. Recoverable trust as beneficiary. 2. Taking money out before the age of 59 1/2. 3. Penalties for leaving money in too long

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