“At the moment, there is a myth in circulation, a fable that goes something like this: Radical terrorists will take advantage of our fussy legality, so we may have to suspend it to beat them. Radical terrorists mock our namby-pamby prisons, so we must make them tougher. Radical terrorists are nasty, so to defeat them we have to be nastier.” (Applebaum). This is the story being used for validating of torture. There is no proof that this story has any truth.
IS THE USE OF TORTURE UPON TERRORISTS JUSTIFIED YES:CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER//NO: ADREW SULLIVAN Introduction: The topic at hand, Is the use of torture against those who intend to inflict psychological and physical harm to Americans at home and abroad justified in its use? Taking these talking points stances will be Charles Krauthammer for the Justification and Andrew Sullivan for the unjustification of torture use. I believe the use of torture against domestic and foreign terrorist is extremely justified and should be applied liberally to those who wish to strike the fall of the United States, destroy capitalist and democratic systems, and seek to annihilate all who oppose Islamic Sha’ria law and follow the Christian and Jewish faiths. A
Lincoln Douglas Debate Case Outline Negative “Killing innocent civilians is a horrific, hideous act that no religion can approve.” It is because I agree with Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy that I feel compelled to negate today’s resolution, Resolved: Targeted killing is a morally permissible foreign policy tool. For clarification of today’s round, I offer the following definitions : First, I would like to define foreign policy. Foreign policy is defined by dictionary.com as a policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives. Targeted killing is defined as the premeditated killing of an individual by a state organization or institution outside a judicial procedure or a battlefield. The highest value in today's debate is that of utilitarianism.
For this reason, we lashed out with a vengeance. Now, this act of violence is not considered by any means part of the spectrum of anticipation that Michael Walzer discusses in chapter 5 of “Just and Unjust Wars.” This action along with the fact that this is the same type of terrorism that we would expect from the corrupt Iraqi leadership shows why the war with Iraq would be considered a preventive war instead of the other end of the spectrum, a preemptive strike.
He explains that the death penalty is just an act of torture and is too horrible to be used by our civilized society, stating that it is “torture until death” (220). He goes on to argue that the death penalty is unjust in its practice because it is applied in arbitrary and also in discriminatory ways. Quoting, “Remain grants that the death penalty is a just punishment for some murderers, but he thinks that justice does not require the death penalty for murderers” (221). He goes on to say that life imprisonment can be an alternative decision that stratifies the requirements of the justice
“The Case for Torture”, by Michael Levin and “Torture’s Terrible Toll”, by John McCain are two pieces of writing that argue the pros and cons of using torture as a means to receive information from terrorists. Although the use of torture to secure information is viewed differently by each author, the moral and human rights of every individual is agreed upon by both Levin and McCain. While Levin views torture as necessary in extreme life threatening circumstances, McCain views it as unconstitutional and believes that it is inhumane and goes against individual human rights. In the world today, where terrorist threats seem to be a normal occurrence, there is no doubt that the country must be ready and willing to do whatever is necessary to keep
In order for us to determine our liability, should Paula sue for discrimination, we need to understand what the courts consider a hostile working environment, and determine if Sam has, in fact, created one. According to the U.S. Supreme Court, the frequency of the discriminatory conduct, the severity of the conduct, which includes whether it was physically threatening or humiliating, and whether or not the actions unreasonably interfere with the employee’s job performance, are all factors that determine if a hostile work environment exists (Cheeseman, 2010). The first factor to consider is that Paula and Sam had a sexual relationship that Paula ended. While there is no law prohibiting such a relationship it can be considered motive for Sam’s behavior. Secondly, it is Paula’s indication that Sam started exhibiting unwanted behaviors after the break up.
The Real Effects of Torture “If we are unwilling to torture, we should be willing to wage modern war.”(Harris). This quote is from the article “In Defense of Torture” where author Sam Harris makes a stance stating that torture should be legal. Throughout this article Harris makes comparisons between the lives of innocent people and the lives of terrorists and other war criminals. His main point of argument is that dropping a bomb on a foreign country creates collateral damage killing some innocent people along the way, and that collateral damage is more detrimental to a foreign country than torturing people for information. Harris provides a good point of argument with these examples, however, this argument is flawed.
Student Professor English 305 6 November 2009 I Say No To Hate Crime Laws Hate crimes are an irrational, ignorant and cowardly expression of desperation. A person who commits a hate crime is desperate to feel better, superior and in control. That being said, there should not be special laws and mandatory sentences for people who commit these heinous acts of violence because they do not accomplish the goals of eradicating or deterring bigotry. If we, as a society, put special laws and punishments into our legal system, we are unequivocally saying that the motive of these acts is more important than the intent or outcome of these crimes. I do not believe this is true nor do I feel that this is the position of the majority of people in
To the Spanish, at the time of the Inquisition, a non-Catholic deserved to be tortured although this was inhumane. A victim's family might want to torture a criminal who has hurt their child, though some think that capital punishment is inhumane. In the end your choice, your decision, torture is it in the eye of the beholder? The idea of torture can be gruesome or flat out emotional. When you constantly criticize