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John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry Virginia In O
John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry Virginia In O
John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, In October 1859, involved only a handful of abolitionists, freed no slaves, and was over in two days. Although many Northerners condemned the raid, by 1863 John Brown had become a hero and a martyr in the North. The views about John Brown expressed in the documents illustrate the strained relationship between the North and South before the civil war(1859-1860) and the severely crippled relationship after the civil war. In 1859
Immigrants
Immigrants
Immigrants Should the United States take on more immigrants? Is the United States hurting from immigration problems? These issues have been debated on for generation. According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants enter the United States annually (Cozic 12). This large number of immigrants causes many different emotions. For some Americans, immigration is an adversity. Many Americans past and present have reacted to immigrants with fear: fear
Assisted Suicide and Canadian Law
Assisted Suicide and Canadian Law
Assisted Suicide and Canadian Law Canada still has not come to a decision on the need for legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. A woman named Sue Rodriguez brought it out into open to become one of Canada's famous court debates. In February of 1994, she ended her life with the assistance of her doctor. She suffered from a terminal illness called ALS (a.k.a. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease). The disease progressively worsens until it robs the individual of all their abi
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment Kenneth Pang 1/4/96 Ever since the beginning of modern society, crime and punishment have been linked together. Depend on the seriousness of the crime, those who break the laws are punished accordingly. As the amount of homicide increased in the passed several years, people are demanding tougher punishments for more murder. Among them, the most supported one was the reapplying of execution as a mean of punishment. This notion could help decrease the number of killing, howeve
Kenneth Pang
Kenneth Pang
Kenneth Pang 1/4/96 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Ever since the beginning of modern society, crime and punishment have been linked together. Depend on the seriousness of the crime, those who break the laws are punished accordingly. As the amount of homicide increased in the passed several years, people are demanding tougher punishments for more murder. Among them, the most supported one was the reapplying of execution as a mean of punishment. This notion could help decrease the number of killing, howev
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects th
Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man, infants have been born with severe illnesses. These infants may be able to survive due to advancing technologies, but are left with possible and probable defects. Many infants will die even though they are being treated because they are not equipped to sustain life. These circumstances have led to the debatable issue of infant euthanasia, or mercy killing, to allow these babies an end to their suffering, and die peacefully. While many people feel that euthanasia is m
Assisted Suicide Cannot be a Right
Assisted Suicide Cannot be a Right
Assisted Suicide Cannot be a Right Everyone who is born will die. All humans face death sooner or later in their lifetime. It is the wish of many, especially suffering individuals, to die peacefully and without pain. Death is beyond our control, but should we be allowed to decide the time of our death? There are proponents on both sides of this controversial issue, but with all the complications and dangers associated with legalizing assisted suicide, it should not become an option available to
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects by Katie Bohr The Woodstock Music and Art and Festival was held August 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm near Woodstock, New York. The farm was owned by Max Yasgur. It was a rock music festival and the starting event of the era known as the Counterculture. Attracted by the presence of the most famous rock music bands and performers of the time, a huge crowd of almost 500,000 fans camped in a meadow and for three days lived in a heavy atmosphere of amplified music drugs an
Should Assistance Be Allowed
Should Assistance Be Allowed
Should Assistance Be Allowed? 1 ENG 1301 3 December 2002 The origin of the word euthanasia is from the Greek eu meaning “good” and thanos meaning “death”. Euthanasia has been traced as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. These ancient societies approved of voluntary euthanasia. Religion increased as time passed and life was viewed to be sacred. This caused euthanasia to be seen as wrong in all forms. Euthanasia is the action of inducing the painless death of a person for reasons a
Euthanasia 8209 Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay
Euthanasia 8209 Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay
Euthanasia  Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay English 101 Final Paper Euthanasia is a topic that provokes as much controversy as capital punishment, primarily because it is irreversible. The question of euthanasia being right or wrong is one that most would prefer left alone. However, recent publicity on changes to existing laws has ignited considerable discussion and has forced open the door to a much wider audience. The issues related to direct euthanasia have raised many questions in my mind
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally permissible. For h
MERCY KILLING IS NOT MERCIFUL IT IS A MURDER DISCUSS
MERCY KILLING IS NOT MERCIFUL IT IS A MURDER DISCUSS
‘MERCY KILLING IS NOT MERCIFUL: IT IS A MURDER.’ DISCUSS. Thesis Statement Euthanasia is the act of causing somebody to die gently and without pain, especially those suffering from a painful incurable disease. It is a voluntary act when patients who are suffering from incurable diseases decide to end their life without going through the long, painful and distressing process. There are many reasons why euthanasia is not the best resort and also why it is beneficial in some cases. This decision is
Pro Same-Sex Marriage
Pro Same-Sex Marriage
Pro Same-Sex Marriage When it comes to marriage, I feel everyone should have that right. Marriage is a very important decision, which no one should interfere with. For instance, here is a passage from Patricia Nell Warren's essay entitled Homosexuality Is a Legitimate Choice. Today some radical-right church leaders wish to bend APA[i] policy [which denies that homosexuality is not a disorder] to their belief that homosexuality is a crime, no different than murder and theft-as per some passages o
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
Cuba
Cuba
Cuba Cuba from 1959 through the late 1980s, it accomplished its major goals: sovereignty and independence, equalizing income and fostering social justice. Thanks to the revolution, Cuba was transformed from an informal United States colony through 1958, into a proud nation. In the 1970s and 80s, Cuban troops fought battles in Angola that changed the history of southern Africa.For forty plus years Cuban artists of all genres, athletes, doctors and scientists became world-renowned. The revolution
If only God had made Adam Steve instead of Adam Eve
If only God had made Adam Steve instead of Adam Eve
If only God had made Adam Steve, instead of Adam Eve… Comp-II, Sec-003 06/17/04 In “Let Gays Marry,” Andrew Sullivan responds to conservative objections to same-sex marriages, by arguing that allowing such unions would actually promote traditional values, such as fidelity, monogamy, and love. It should logically appeal to straight conservatives, who deplore gay male promiscuity, that the declaration of Supreme Court: “A state cannot deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws,” now assigns eq
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia 04/28/04 Ethics Euthanasia is one of society's most widely and hotly debated moral issues. It has pained and exhausted the courts for entirely too long, questioning the ethics and morality of the issue. It is a never-ending loop that by no means considers our right, or the victim's right, to freedom. It has pierced the pocket books of American taxpayers extensively and should be put to rest with only this statement. As the author Derek Humphry has stated, I believe that euthanasia is
Steriods
Steriods
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
The Case for Euthanasia Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be
The Case for Euthanasia Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be
The Case for Euthanasia: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legalized? Throughout the twentieth century, major scientific and medical advances have greatly enhanced the life expectancy of the average person. However, there are many instances where doctors can preserve life artificially. In these cases where the patient suffers from a terminal disease or remains in a persistent vegetative state or PVS from which they cannot voice their wishes for continuation or termination of life, the quest
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them. T
Over time marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child r
Over time marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child r
Over time, marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child rearing, which is the foundation of family and social life. There is recognition that allowing polygamous or closely related couples into our marriage system would be dysfunctional in our society. Does this not apply to same-sex marriage as well? The social unacceptability of same-sex marriage, the danger of contracting AIDS, and the bad influence on children prove that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. Homosexual act
Homosexual Marraige
Homosexual Marraige
Homosexual Marraige LAW (Gay Rights/Legislation) Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States of America The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized,
Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization In anc
Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization In anc
Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization. In ancient Assyria abortion was a crime and if caught, the woman was killed on a stake and not allowed to be buried. Through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe abortion was legal until the Catholic church conflicted. In 1588 Pope Sixtus V called abortion the same as murder and subject to the same penalties. But within 3 years Pope Gregory XVI eliminated penalties if abortion was before 40 days after conception. In 1869
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal system in this country today. Terminating an unwanted human's life is a very sensitive concept and takes much thought. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to rule the ban on abortion unconstitutional, thus legalizing it nationwide. The trial was Roe vs. Wade. Though it abortion was made legal nationwide, many states still outlaw abortion. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, the
Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Cou
Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Cou
Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Court's decision was mistaken because, as said by Robert Bork, the right to abort, whatever one thinks of it, is not to be found in the Constitution. Consequently, they say the court did not translate the Constitution at all in making their influential mark on the citizens of the United States. Ronald Dworkin, on the other hand holds a different perspective of this situation. He tends to believe that although the technical ter
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana There are several reasons to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is a drug that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. When you smoke marijuana, the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol goes into your brain and makes you feel “high”. That is why it is classified as a minor psychedelic. It does not produce a “trip”, or full psychedelic experience, like other drugs such as mushrooms, acid or other such hallucinogens. Marijuana was first used by the ancient Chinese in the year 2000, BC
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly becaus
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly becaus
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone's life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god's task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and end someone
With the new technologies and medical advances of today we are able to
With the new technologies and medical advances of today we are able to
With the new technologies and medical advances of today, we are able to do what was once thought impossible in the medical field. Yet, along with these technologies and advances come a series of fiercely debated controversies that leave our nation divided. One such controversy is assisted suicide, which entails ending the life of a terminally ill patient upon his request. Assisted suicide should be legalized because it gives mercy to these patients, it relieves the emotional and financial strai
In America we perform abortions execute murderers and draft men so the
In America we perform abortions execute murderers and draft men so the
In America, we perform abortions, execute murderers and draft men so they may die for their own country. But if we mention the subject of euthanasia, people start to have their own opinion as to whether it is legal or illegal? Should the patient have the right to decide on his/her illness? There is a document that an individual can fill out in which decisions can be made in advance regarding his/her health care. There are many people that would debate both sides of this issue. Dr. Christian Bar
During the 1960s drug use was common and widespread in the United Stat
During the 1960s drug use was common and widespread in the United Stat
During the 1960’s drug use was common and widespread in the United States. While still illegal, the punishments were not nearly as severe as they are today. Beginning in the early 70’s society struggled with the idea of such heavy drug use and responded with a war on drugs, making drug use an illegal activity. America’s war on drugs has continued until today, and despite our government’s efforts drug use is still widespread. The war on drugs is an ineffective way to curb drug use. America shoul
Drug Legalization For and Against
Drug Legalization For and Against
Drug Legalization : For and Against ed. Evans L. , Rod and Berent M. , Irwin Open Court Publishing Co. ; La Salle, Illinois 1996 Drug Problems in America The issue of drug problems in America is a very broad topic with many controversies. In the book, Drug Legalization : For and Against, three viewpoints are discussed. There are two main viewpoints to the question, Is the legalization of drugs a good idea. Congressman Charles Rangel of New York City argues that legalization is a very bad id
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years Punishment by
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years Punishment by
The death penalty has been around for thousands of years. Punishment by death which was common among all ancient civilizations was made a public spectacle. Crowds would gather to observe executions by boiling in oil, flaying alive, stoning, or impaling. In the 1700s, England had over two hundred offenses that could have been punishable by death. However, since the 1800s most death sentences have been a result of a conviction of murder. The United States Supreme Court, in 1972, decided the impos
Is It Your Right to Die
Is It Your Right to Die
Is It Your Right to Die? Final Draft Jonathon Freeman-Anderson English: Period 4 February 1, 1999 Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide is a strongly debated subject. Euthanasia delves into moral, ethical, and personal issues, which is where most opposition comes into effect. Many of the people who oppose the “right to die” issue are the same people who oppose the death penalty and abortion issues. All these issues are life or death oriented. What makes the “right to die” issue stand out from
Legalize Marijuana
Legalize Marijuana
Legalize Marijuana If legalizing marijuana is what it takes to have a positive effect on a life, then it is well worth it to change the laws of this land. For instance, here is just something to think about: …[T]hanks to mandatory minimum sentences, the system is overloaded with non-violent drug users and dealers, who now often receive harsher penalties than murderers, rapists, and serious white-collar criminals. Solicited by an undercover DEA agent to find a cocaine supplier, Gary Fannon facili
Drug Debate
Drug Debate
Drug Debate Drugs Debate Junk yields a basic formula of evil virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of evil is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: *Wouldn't you*? Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to
Euthanisia
Euthanisia
Euthanisia In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However, t
Legalize The Weed
Legalize The Weed
Legalize The Weed Marijuana is the flower of the cannabis plant, and if smoked, gives the smoker an euphoric high, but really has much more to offer than just the high. Using marijuana and the growing of hemp are presently illegal in the United States, with the exception of medicinal uses in some states. The legalization of marijuana has many advantages including for simple personal enjoyment, the usage of hemp and its by-products, and medicinal purposes. Why should marijuana be illegal when peo
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization Strong drug enforcement in the United States is correlated with the reduction in crime , drug use, and drug addiction growth rates. The impact on tougher drug sanctions has been overshadowed by a myth that U.S. drug enforcement has become too lenient. This myth has been promoted by the multi-million dollar pro-drug legalization lobby, civil libertarians, and misguided academic researchers to the public with limited review and challenge. Attacks on drug enforcement efforts often
Drug Prohibition
Drug Prohibition
Drug Prohibition There are no panaceas for the world's drug problems, but legalizing drugs, un-clog the court system, and free prison space for real criminals. comes as close as any single policy could. Removing legal penalties from the production, sale and use of controlled substances would not create a heaven on Earth, but it would alleviate many of the nation's social and political problems. Legalization would reduce drug-related crime, save the U.S. billions of dollars In 1984, a kilogra
Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization
Drugs and Legalization Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by creating penalties for their use? If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economi
Why Drugs Should Be Legal
Why Drugs Should Be Legal
Why Drugs Should Be Legal America is wasting it’s money and resources. It’s trying restrict something on which restrictions don’t have any effects: drugs. People who don’t use recreational drugs don’t do so because of the health risks; people who do use drugs would whether or not they are legal. The fact that they are illegal makes little difference. Nevertheless, $15,000,000,000 goes directly into drug prohibition every year, and has very little effect. Very much money is spent to pay police na
Constitutionality Of Same Sex Marriage
Constitutionality Of Same Sex Marriage
Constitutionality Of Same Sex Marriage The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of Ame
Drugs
Drugs
Drugs TOBACCO Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a variety of effects. It is considered an addictive substance because it contains the chemical nicotine. The tobacco plant is believed to have originated in the Western Hemisphere. The cultivated species most often grown for North American and European tobacco products is Nicotine Tabacum. The leaves of the plant are prepared for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. In addition nicotine tobacco contains over
Physician-assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted Suicide
Physician-assisted Suicide Introduction The history of physician-assisted suicide began to emerge since the ancient time. Historians and ancient philosophers especially had been debating over this issue. Thus, this issue is no longer new to us. However, it seems little vague because it has not yet been fully told. The historical story consists of patterns of thought, advocacy, and interpretation on whether to legalize assisted death. Only until June, 1999, the United States Supreme Court issued
Pro Choice Among Women
Pro Choice Among Women
Pro Choice Among Women An onlookers view of Pro Choice amongst women Many clinics provide abortion services for women with unplanned or uncontrollable pregnancies. Some women find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy rather than an uncontrollable one. Unplanned in fact that a contraceptive failed, or may not have been easily accessible: uncontrolled in the sense of factors being greater than limited contraception. Abortion has been performed in many clinics as a treatment for unfit or unhealth
Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages Marriage is understood to be the decision of two people to commit themselves to each other. Marriage has no conditions, which would prohibit same sex partners. If we look closely at the purpose of marriage, we would see that it is actually in the best interest of our society to allow same-sex marriages. Marriage is an institution which promotes stability, family, and is societies lawful way of connecting two people. Marriage is more than just a way of making relationships perm
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition
Should The United States End Drug Prohibition? The Federal Government, while trying to protect us from our human nature, developed harsh anti-drug policies with the hope of eradicating drugs. At the time, these policies seemed simple enough: we will impose penalties on those who use substances illegally, we will intercept drugs coming from other countries while ending all drug cultivation in the States, and we will even try to prevent foreign governments from growing these substances. The idea o
Assisted Suicide An Easier Way Out
Assisted Suicide An Easier Way Out
Assisted Suicide: An Easier Way Out Doctor Kevorkian and other so-called death doctors should be permitted to assist in the premature deaths of the terminally ill. Although many states outlaw assisted suicides, nevertheless, they should by made legal for terminally ill patients. These patients may not want to suffer a long, painful death. The terminally ill will not get well, they might decide to make the decision of ending their life alone if they cannot receive proper help, and assisted suic
Euthanasia and Living Wills
Euthanasia and Living Wills
Euthanasia and Living Wills THE STORY Imagine someone you love...better yet, imagine yourself lying in a hospital bed oblivious to the world around you, unable to move or show any signs of life, your own existence controlled by an I.V., a respiratory machine, and a feeding tube. In essence you are dead. Your body is no longer able to sustain life, its entire purpose is now replaced by a machine - you are being kept alive by artificial means. At this point the question arises - should you be kept