A person does not need to read a lot of books, study the Bible, or live a long life to gain the wisdom and knowledge to know that torturing a captured, defenseless human being is completely wrong. Naturally, the American people must know that the practice of torture is absolutely wrong. Torturing other human beings, even our own mortal enemies, is conduct that is the antithesis of American morale and value. A further reason why the Untied States should ban the torture of captured enemy combatants is because such practice is inconsistent with international law, and is consistent with various treaties that the United States has entered into with foreign countries. Specifically, the Geneva Convention, which is a treaty made and entered by most civilized counties in the world since 1864, and revised and expanded thereafter.
Latisha Hollis Soc120: Introduction to Ethics & Responsibility Instructor: Vahik Ovanessian August 29, 2012 Lenn Goodman believes that in the story “Some Moral Minima” was wrong for some of the issue he presented in the story. Lenn Goodman believe that everyone women, men and child should have the right to live freely been humanity. Goodman believes that judger shouldn’t be passing unless you know that what you are doing is morally wrong. I agree with Goodman on the issues that he discuss on terrorism, rape, polygamy, genocide, slavery and incest. There is no justification for killing for no reason or taking advantage of a person for sexual reason.
Stanley Milgram Obedience is an essential instinct. Stanley Milgram’s essay, “The Perils of Obedience,” shows his us that humans will basically do anything they are told to and he tries to figure out why this is. Milgram proposes that people feel responsible for carrying out the wishes of an authority figure, but they do not feel responsible for the actual actions they are performing. He decides that the increasing division of labor in society encourages people to focus on a smaller task and to avoid responsibility for anything that they do not directly control. Conservative philosophers debate that the very basics of society are endangered by rebellion, though humanists strain the importance of a singular conscience.
This is a physically and agonizing procedure that no would should have to endure, and my opinion anyone who practices it would be incarcerated for attempt to murder. In conclusion I absolutely agree with Lenn Goodman on his perspective of wrong in the topics listed in the article “Moral Minima”. Many cultures practice different rituals, and believe different beliefs, but some are just plain cruel and horrid. There are right and wrong ways to handle different situations, but lying, cheating, stealing, using, and abusing other human beings is not one of them. There needs to be
Many say tattoos are against the Bible and that Jesus Crist will punish whoever puts tattoos in their body, although other say that tattoos are gang affiliated. Nevertheless, none of it is true tattoos are simply a way people express art which is engraved in their body, and it depends in each individual what that tattoo means to them. I would consider this a problem situation Newton is not causing any type of problem he is simply not being accepted because he has two tattoos. As he states he has the freedom to exercise his first amendment and fourteenth amendment. I believe that officers that are part of officer Newton team are over reacting to the situation.
Relativism and Morality Tina Passmore SOC 120: Introduction to Ethics and Social Responsibility Professor Scott August 22, 2012 I agree with Lenn Goodman that some things are always morally wrong. (Goodman, 2010) Everybody has their own sense of truth but she states clearly that some behaviors are always wrong no matter what context they are put in. Genocide is wrong because it is killing someone for something you do not like about them. It could be their hair color, speech or religion. You cannot go about killing people you do not like and calling it war.
There are several views in “Some Moral Minima” that I agree with Lenn Goodman on and many that we disagree on. In the following paragraphs I will discuss argues my point on the topics ranging from slavery, war, genocide, terrorism, child warriors, rape and clitoridectomy. Many cultures have their own social norms, which in turn may seem moral to them or as the saying goes “just the way things are” but in turn they may be seen as immoral to other cultures. First of all, let’s discuss slavery. Many of the countries that are considered world powers were built on slavery and the slave trade.
The quote by Martin Luther King “…freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed” is saying that a ruler will not willing give freedoms to those he is oppressing, unless a large enough disturbance is caused throughout his victims. I find this quote compelling because it not only was true during the time Martin Luther and his companions were facing, but still have meaning today. Martin Luther King uses two main topics that stood out to me in his explanation of the oppressors, over the oppressed; the fact that the people who are not being victimized do not notice anything else around them, making them voiceless, and concern free for the torment surrounding their neighbor, and secondly, the fact that
There is no need or justification to torture these individuals. How do you think a tortured person is going to feel once released? He is not going to have any compassion for his torturers whatsoever, and he will associate his torturers will the country they are from. Therefore in their minds, if the American torturers are bad, America is bad. I feel that torture is inhumane, and it should not be practiced as a punishment for a crime.