Patrice Foster Professor Hayaud-Din Government 2301-2406 Summer I 2012 Extra Credit Abolishing The Exclusionary Rule Word Count: Patrice Foster The Exclusionary Rule The Exclusionary Rule is a senseless rule. We should get rid of it and the police and prosecutors should be able to use the evidence even if it’s obtained in violation of the rule, because we could potentially let criminals go to satisfy this rule. This rule is so full of controversy, that it is hard to support. How can we as citizens embrace this rule? A rule that does so little to protect the law as it was made.
Phil 103 Essay What two principles of justice does Rawls believe would be chosen in the original position (when deciding the issue of distributive justice within states)? Are these good choices? Critically discuss with reference to Rawls’ own reasoning for the two principles. Rawls believes that the two principles of justice that would be chosen in the original position are: The Fair Equality of Opportunity Principle and The Difference Principle. In the original position, there is ‘The Veil of ignorance’ where individual factors about who someone is within society are not known.
Everyone is looking to develop the next “Big Thing”. My question has always been and will always be, if you can develop these devices, why can’t you make sure that the threats and/or vulnerabilities are addressed. I can’t believe that they are not known to be there when their product is made available. I believe that it is all about their profit if their product is marketed first instead of making sure that they are putting out a product that can reasonably provide consumers a better sense of protection when it is used to possibly relay their confidential information. I have no illusions that any product is fail-safe or perfect but I think these companies that develop these products should bear some responsibility for their products.
PHIL 102 Essay One Topic: Utilitarianism. Are classical act utilitarians really committed to doing unjust things in order to maximise utility? Give reasons for your answer, and explain the implications of your answer for your overall assessment of classical act utilitarianism. The “Injustice” Objection to Classical Utilitarianism – a beginners’ guide Those new to philosophy may find it useful to follow the directions below in presenting their essay. 1.
The Discourse of Political Correctness Political correctness is an attack on free speech, clear thinking, and discussion. It involves the revision of language - to amend alleged discrimination, or to avoid offense to others, and typically used by the ‘left’ in politics as a cover for their flawed ideology. One of the purposes behind this type of deliberate manipulation of language is to prevent the exclusion of people based upon differences or handicaps. Political correctness criticizes the cohesive elements of a society on the grounds that they are repressive and need liberalizing; it strives for equality, but will never quite achieve it all the time there is a double standard in existence. For example, if white Europeans had television channels, religions, restaurants, or school scholarships set up purely for their use, it would be considered extremely racist.
This was then said to be justified because the car was on public streets so the fourth amendment doesn’t apply. The court of appeals denied the argument implying that you can’t track a person’s movements for an extensive amount of time, because the government would gather more information about your everyday life, then just the location of the car. The Constitution is potentially violated in this case because the use of privacy-invading technologies. Providing the courts with all the evidence reveals this case as an unconstitutional search. This illustrates the conflict between the freedom of individual privacy and the order from the government’s political values.
Phil was asked nicely to find another hotel because the hotel is full and there is no space available for him. The hotel staff could not say that the hotel is off-limit because it would be too obvious. Even though it is not said out loud, this is clearly a form of discrimination because was a treated differently due to his origins. Discrimination can take different shapes and styles, but it is still ugly and should be stopped. I believe that discrimination by gentlemen agreement still occurs in today’s society.
If these criteria are met, I believe an environmentally inspired act of civil disobedience can be morally accepted. In a democracy, governmental authority comes from the decisions of the people. This belief gives the right to the people to impact governmental decisions. Weingartner believes one should not engage in civil disobedience until all other alternative methods have been attempted, which I feel is an important aspect in an act of civil disobedience. When addressing the environment, it is hard to get in touch with the government to propose a change.
Security vs. Privacy We know that people want security in their in life but prefer their privacy, so when it comes down to it which is more important? We read how Bruce Schneier wanted the people to have privacy and how he knows that people don’t do anything but with constant surveillance the government will accuse you of something. As on the other hand we have Chris Cillizza who believes that privacy is important but it won’t keep you safe from foreign attacks. Also Cillizza shows that any type of information that the government finds suspicious will put people at risk. Honestly in this type of argument it comes down to the better facts rather than opinions and that’s why Cillizza makes the better argument.
However, it still does not guarantee him a free choice. “When he has learned both, he pursues whichever he likes better, unless the city needs one more than the other.” (p.45) Thus, in the name of public welfare, a person might have to curb his own wants and desires. He is forced into doing what is good for the society as a whole, while neglecting his own personal happiness. Another point where the societal laws play with the emotions of Utopians is when regulating and limiting the number of individuals in a particular household. “The limit on adults is easily