While America spends more money annually on the War on Terror, medicare/medicaid, and interest on national loans, why would the concern be to eliminate capital punishment because it costs too much? The United States is spending money for capital offenders to live in jail with a warm place to rest their heads and a hot meal everyday, without any justice for the others they affected with the crimes they committed. When factoring in expenses, the fact that capital punishment should be federally supported and enforced, far outweighs the opposing view. The country that we live in is supposed to be about justice, and “for the people, by the people”, not rewarding offenders by sparing their lives when they have
The Author also discusses the possible ethical violations in relation to the study conducted in the 1920’s compared to the ethical standards that would be accepted in today’s time. In another comparison relating to Watson and Rayner’s study, Beck, Levinson, and Irons (2009) converse that Watson burned all of his papers later in life which could have potentially contained the real identity of the infant but came to the conclusion that all of the evidence available strongly supports the hypothesis that Douglas Merrite is in fact Little Albert. References Digdon, N., Powell, R.A., & Harris, B. (2014). Little Albert's alleged neurological impairment: Watson, Rayner, and historical revision.
Likewise, in 2081, Harrison Bergeron is placed in prison and death-sentenced for promoting individuality and being very intelligent. Both governments condition people to associate intelligence with danger because it can take complete equality away and ultimately challenge the government’s authority. The idea of community in both worlds is expressed differently, however, because of the effectiveness and stylistic ways of the societies. In Brave New World, the community is run with a social caste system and one is born with a social standing depending on their physical and mental ability. Depending on their manipulated characteristics, they are placed with a job to suit
The "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema," by Horace Miner, is a piece that discusses the peculiar rituals (habits) within industrialized societies, specifically referring to The United States. Miner banters about the nature of privacy, the obsession with immortality, and the medical industry (the service side). After reading the article, I agreed with many points that Miner made about our society because The United States does exaggerate body image and misuse the idea of preventative medicine. Miner's piece provides satirical insight (much like Jonathan's Swift's piece on solving Irish poverty and large population) on the American society in order to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the daily rituals that rule our lives. The first point
It seems likely that the reason much of these things went unnoticed is because the upheavals of war pushed aside things of this nature. A quote from the book by Victor von Weizsaker says “For quite a number of doctors ... Hitler not only had the power of a commander in chief in a political sense, but was also the highest ranking physician.” That quote alone gives reason to why the doctors of the Third Reich were able to reconcile there actions. They believed everything Hitler was saying about a master race. In the doctors minds they believed that what Hitler was saying was completely true, what they were doing was to benefit Germany. In chapter two the book begins talking about how a plan had been put in place to start performing euthanasia.
Rhetorical Analysis of The Penalty of Death Capital punishment is defined as the killing of a person by judicial process and punishment. In the McGraw-Hill Reader on pages one hundred and forty-five to page one hundred and forty-seven Henry Louis Mencken argues capital punishment. This article titled “Penalty of Death” was first published in Prejudices: Fifth Series in 1926. The article begins as being for capital punishment, but Mencken turns it around and defends capital punishment in his own unique way. Mencken, just like I do, believes that capital punishment is good in every way, and he can argue his points with great detail.
In his article he hypothesizes, “The point of the experiment is to see how far a person will proceed in a concrete and measurable situation in which he is ordered to inflict increasing pain on a protesting victim” (Milgram63). This experiment was inspired by WW2, which had just roughly ended. Milgram saw the Nazis fulfill orders without any questions to carry out horrific acts. This made Milgram question just how far the average citizen would go in order to obey. In the first execution of the experiment Milgram randomly selected Yale students to use for the experiment.
Power Dynamics There is a countless amount of power dynamics that exist within the power structure of our society. Uplifting or oppressing a group of people can only take one person to accomplish, which can cause a negative or a positive outcome. The negative outcomes result in situations such as mass murders, similar to what Adolf Hitler did by ordering the killings of 12 million people. Positive dynamics help people come together as one, and disregard racism and oppression, such as how Martin Luther King Junior accomplished by writing “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” 500. Abusing the privilege of having high authority is one power dynamic people use.
The male Jews of working age were to be separated and taken to working camps the remaining Jews woman, children, and elderly are to be shot on the spot.” (page2) one could only imagine what was going through their minds when their commanding officer gave that command. Their first mass execution duty at Jozefow, Poland, became the blueprint for subsequent massacres. But because it was the first, it differed significantly because of its shock value.I believe that the books tone is what makes the book almost irresistible despite how its disturbing on so many levels. The way he asks us questions then backs it up with what really happens is the way it should be done like on page (37). The tone is fast but steady, calm but upfront and not hiding what really went down in WWII Germany.
I have found that with the evolution of man we should also evolve the way we handle matters that involve fellow human beings. Like I have stated previously we as a society are only as great as the way we treat our most despised members who are the killers and rapists. Although I do know that most people approach this subject from an emotional stand point I have found that in government and the decision making process emotions should not be taking into consideration. When we base things on our emotions we are basing them on an unclear mind. Capital punishment is entirely way too permanent for a society that accepts that people are not perfect.