Category Archives: Rights

To Fear Crime Over Injustice

I will be honest, until I read Paul Butler’s “In Defense of Jury Nullification”, I had never heard of jury nullification. I think what surprises me the most though, is the fact that I had never seen this topic come … Continue reading

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Improving the Public Defender

The job of a public defender is an extremely difficult one. They are underpaid and overworked. They often get asked how they can defend people who are accused of committing crimes. Some put all their time and efforts into getting … Continue reading

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When “Voting and Earning” Are Not Enough.

According to Judith Shklar in her work, “American Citizenship: The Quest for Inclusion”, there are two main components of being a full, capable citizen in America, those being voting and earning. Each person must have the right and be legitimately … Continue reading

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On Everydays We Wear Pink

In class we discussed pretty briefly about Mob Rule and how it pertains to Abraham Lincoln’s reading. That really got me thinking as to do we have mob rule today and how effective is their course of action and does … Continue reading

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Free will in the Garden of Eden

All afternoon I pondered the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, questioning what he meant by the words in his essays. His writings provoked questions in my mind about the individual mind and universal truths. The most burning questions being, how … Continue reading

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In Defense of Inefficiency

     The United States government is incredibly inefficient with a massive and corrupt bureaucracy. The gridlock in congress prevents Congress from passing most legislation without either party having the majority. While this is a tragedy in need of drastic change … Continue reading

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Women In Politics

Two weeks ago one of our assigned readings was “What the Social Classes Owe Each Other” written by William Sumner. In the text Sumner talks about the role of the government he states, “at bottom there are two chief things which … Continue reading

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