Hentoff proves that they misinterpreted the codes for Brown mentioning inappropriate behavior, abusive threatening or demeaning actions is prohibited. Hentoff believed that "hate codes" was used in Hann's expulsion and only violated the first amendment and Hann's right of freedom of speech. The hate speech code was one of the codes but no one had never been expelled for violating that code until Hann. If the University was following the codes then expelling Hann wasn’t the right option for the reason of, forbidding speech is not apart of the codes, he didn’t
It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.” (Thoreau, pg. 1) Thoreau believed that we should disobey the law by ourselves if our conscience is telling us that the law is being immoral. He also feels that this disobedience should be done in private with immediate action; there is no need to make a big scene about it. His aim was not to personally
She is eager to break the rules of Thebes for her own brother. Issues: Whether Kreon has the power to rule Thebes, both Antigone and Kreon show hubris. Previous History: Kreon does not follow the principles, he acts upon ugly biases. Antigone is headstrong who rather die for what she believes
Antigone is more heroic than Creon, she takes risks and she is brave. When her own blood brother is sentenced to eternal suffering by being denied a burial, Antigone decides to break the law and risk her own life for her brother; “But I will bury him; and if I must die” (1.55) said Antigone, all for the sake of Polynesis’s eternal rest. Creon, on the other hand has no heroic traits apart from wanting the best for the people; he humiliates Antigone and her sister in public. This value and importance Creon has for the people’s opinion is destroyed when the people protest Antigone’s death, and he does not decide to follow what the people believe. Gentlemen, I beg you to observe these girls: One has just now lost her mind; the other, It seems has never had a mind at all (1.150) said Creon.
Besides that Cheddi Jagan was a communist, John F. Kennedy did not have a valid reason to overthrow the British Guiana government. Kennedy was resolute in his decision and sought to deny Jagan and the PPP any power. Cheddi Jagan won the 1961 elections against the socialist Forbes Burnham, who Kennedy supported. Jagan’s victory made Kennedy believe that the country would allow for the growth of communism in the Western Hemisphere. Despite the United States’ concerns for the creation of a communist country, the British were unwilling to interfere.
Oedipus Tyrannus is written by Sophocles serves to distanced ourselves from gods, a point Sophocles uses to drive home the point: In absences of divine intervention, human are capable of acting in a moral and ethical manner. The Gods are not present in the story at all. While assuming that the gods inflicted Oedipus's suffering just as other greek tragedies leads us to incorrect conclusion. But if we view Oedipus's blinding and banishment not as punishments by the gods but as the logical and moral conclusion we can shed light on the moral structure to
The Unjust of Just law Ethics 110 22 Jun 2010 In a democratic state it is in never within our rights to break the law. Breaking the law leads to lawlessness and disobedience from the democracy that we have worked, or have been born into. If the law is unjust, then it might be fair to break that law as long as you are willing to suffer the consequences of punishment set aside for that particular unjust law. Failure to adhere to the punishment is unjust as well, for failure to adhere to the punishment of the law is a statement that you do not respect the laws of your society. Martin Luther King Jr. states “Oppressed People cannot remain oppressed forever.” (Cahn, 2009 p. 387) As we have seen throughout history, this is a true statement.
From today as mine by right.” Creon also now believes that as he is now king he is infallible and believes that his own laws should come above the laws of the gods. “But I am the law” Creon`s own attitude towards his own rule seems very autocratic, his opinion that a king does not need to listen to the people and make judgements he believes are the most beneficial to the state. “ I have never based my political principles on the opinions of people in the streets” “And I will act according to my own convictions” Creon believes that his actions to deny the burial of Polynices are justified because he believes that the gods will support his actions as Polynices was a traitor and Creon sees no reason as to why the gods would honour a traitor. “No, he must be left unburied, his corpse carrion for the birds and dogs to tear, an obscenity for citizens to behold! These are my principles.
There is simply not enough prison cells. Husak also argues on this point, based on principle, that criminal punishment is designed to stigmatize, but it is impossible to stigmatize against behavior that is practiced widely. Sigma, Husak argues, is supposed to presuppose deviance, not normalcy. The majority cannot be deserving of stigma. A further reason for one to doubt that drunk driving is a serious offence is that Per se laws establish an arbitrary point, below which there is no liability at all.
It was designed to protect the individual from any secret or arbitrary laws because secret or arbitrary laws are incapable of justification. The element also implied that no retrospective penal law can be legislated. If such law is imposed, the individual is placed in the position where his conduct was lawful at the time of his action but, subsequently, he is convicted as if his early conduct was unlawful. This is contrary to the first element – No man can be punished except for a distinct breach of law. Wright J in Re Athlumney stated ‘…unless that effect cannot be avoided without doing violence to the language of the enactment…it ought to be construed as prospective only.’ The courts employ the presumption of statutory interpretation against retrospectivity.