Facebook chooses who they think hates jews and who doesn’t. “By policy, Facebook prohibits users from posting content that is ‘hateful, threatening, pornographic or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.” There is a difference between violence and expressing an opinion. “Driving these groups underground doesn’t remove their power or attractiveness,” Jennifer Granick, civil liberties director, said. “It enhances it.” Pro: "I want to say, ‘If you want to hurt somebody and want to make their life is miserable, then who are you?' " Riberio said.
Speech codes sought to end hate speech by saying that violent speech against minorities should not be protected under the First Amendment because that kind of racial speech prevents minorities from exercising their First Amendment rights. Most of the codes could never be enforced because they were either too broad or too vague and overall they never held up in court. Lawrence’s essay came shortly after incidents of racial speech were occurring on campuses and he is intent on letting the reader know how much it “troubles” him. It seems along with conveying his opinions about the subject, Lawrence also wants to find ways to push his audience to be proactive to regulate and eliminate racial speech. Although Lawrence does make his point that racial speech can be hurtful and can even provoke violence, he lacks in convincing the reader that there is any legitimate way to regulate it.
The major premise of his argument is that “the display of swastikas or Confederate flags clearly falls within the protection of the free speech clause of the First Amendment.” Thus, though he regrets that the students involved behaved in this fashion, Bok claims that censorship is dangerous and goes against the value of communication and American principles of democracy. He concludes his argument by suggesting that instead of enforcing codes, and thus violating the right to free speech, it would be better either to ignore such communications or to speak with those who perform insensitive acts. Rhetorical analysis Derek Bok organizes his argument by first describing the problem, then presenting both sides of approaches to resolving it, and finally explaining his personal stand on the issue. The rhetorical structure of such approach allows Bok present the argument fairly by conceding to the proponents of speech code enforcement that display of Confederate flags or swastikas is indeed insensitive and offensive. This pattern of organization also allows Bok to distinguish between the
One other logical fallacy that as recognized was circular reasoning, which means the conclusion of an argument is hidden in the argument’s premise. For example, cigarettes are dangerous because they ruin your health. The repetition of the key terms or ideas is not real evidence. (Goshgarian 25) In Murdock’s article, “Terrorist do not simply “threaten” us, nor does Homeland Security merely shield American from “future attacks” these things are true, but it is more persuasive to acknowledge what these people have done and hope to do once more: Wipe us out.” (Murdock “Terrorism” Handout) This specific phrase from Murdock’s article is circular reasoning because terrorist means terror or threaten and security means to keep safe. By Murdock using these words, it’s considered a circular reasoning because of the repetition of what terrorists and Homeland Security supposed to
Dwyer uses this expression to show that he does not concur with the intentions of the law enforcers who claim that their actions are all for the people’s safety. He uses this expression as a light term that is not as offensive as other terms would have been, yet it achieves its purpose. Dwyer might have chosen this expression to show that he was angry with the current situation, but he did not want to be offensive by using other terms. Biased language is depicted by Dwyer’s use of the expression “illegal aliens”. Labelling a person as an illegal alien portrays that the individual, as opposed to his or her actions, is unlawful.
They consider the prohibition of an effective means of self-defense to be unethical. For instance, in Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," a quote from Cesare Beccaria reads, "laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed
If a member of a minority group were to be offended by another individual then the minority group member must take stand for himself or herself instead of allowing that certain individual to walk away with these hate words. The best way to combat hate speech is to speak out against it. Not only will they set things clear for others but they’ve made an effort to stand up and clarify situations that they may find offensive such as racist stereotypes. Speech codes do not allow people to clarify situations; all speech codes do is silence individuals. These very individuals still do not know what’s wrong and right and will still have a mindset that will offend others in the future when they’re out of college.
He states, “Torture is an absolute evil and there can be no allowances, especially in a country which stands for liberty” (2). By saying this he is disagreeing with the stance that Alter takes on torture. He again writes about America’s stance on torture. He states that America “spends a good deal of time distinguishing itself from the Taliban and al-Qaeda on those grounds” (2). Porter says this to state that if America supported torture it would be no better than the ones they
Marin Luther King argued that african americans would not use violence as a method of equality. Martin felt that if the african americans reused their products through boycotting the whites would come to a realization and began to consider equality. In Document E, Martin Luther King also states "There is nothing quite to effective as a refusal to cooperate economically with the business of people who continue to do evil in our communities." Martin Luther King is stating that believing in and practicing nonviolence is a more productive way than fighting violence with violence. Martin Luther King has a more effective cause of equality for African Americans of color because MARTIN LUTHER KING felt that violence is NOT an answer to solve other
Traditionally, extending federal criminal law and moral legislation reserved to states that revealed many vices of over-criminalization. The common features are excessive unchecked discretion for enforcement authorities and inevitable disparity among similarly situated people. However, other areas of society argue they are against sodomy and same sex marriages because of having traditional views that these laws preserve order in society. Nevertheless, another area certain to bring about argument is gay marriages take away from cultural values and set bad examples to the nation�s youth. Anti-gay groups oppose gay couples adopting children because of having parents of the same sex and this is more harmful than having no parents.