It is not acceptable to go beyond legal, moral, and/or ethical boundaries when the nation is at a risky time of war, but only on certain conditions. Some issues discussing this are the neutralism of U.S., the Executive Order #9066 declared by FDR, and the decision to drop the bomb. These issues greatly impacted America’s standing in the world and history immensely. It was recorded into history for the mistakes that we did and the damage we caused. The U.S. struggled with each issue and did what they thought was right, even if damage was caused.
The argument is usually the same: one side insists that if officials eradicated guns, thus abolishing the Second Amendment, gun violence will somehow go away. Contrarily, the pro- gun side argues that this invades our rights as humans to protect ourselves. It seems ironic that a debate about the morality of building and owning bombs doesn’t flare when a mass bombing kills dozens, sometimes hundreds. For the argument of fairness, one could suggest that purchasing the materials to build a bomb of any kind could be punishable by law regardless of knowing the intent of the individual. Just as a law abiding American citizen seeking to purchase a gun might potentially be prosecuted if the Second Amendment is dropped from the Constitution.
Norman Barlow Professor Luciano Essay Draft November 29, 2012 American Flag The American Flag, what does it stand for? For many, it stands for unity and freedom. And desecrating and burning the flag should be made illegal. The American Flag is important to the United States of America. It is seen as a sacred symbol, symbol of strength and unity and represents freedom of speech.
Schenck said he was protected under first amendment rights. At the end of the trial, the Supreme Court ruled that Schenck was guilty because his actions created clear and present danger to the country. This is why someone cannot shout “fire” in a crowded theater. The book Hitman created a clear and present danger to citizens. It created trained killers and told them how to get away and not get caught.
One of the most important things the Pledge of Allegiance means to me, is that all Americans will be shown justice, and fight for it. We will be treated equally, and we will have liberty. To many people from other parts of the world, the United States of America is the perfect country, mainly because the citizens have freedoms and are shown justice. The Pledge of Allegiance is important, and it sums up what the U.S.A. is all about. What the Pledge of Allegiance says makes a proud American, and it should be the same for
Another characteristic of President Lincoln’s leadership style was that he displayed good moral character. He was honest, fair, sincere and trust worthy. Those who worked under him knew that they could trust President Lincoln because he was consistently fair and was fair and decent both when congratulating and disciplining his subordinates. Another leadership quality that Lincoln possessed that leaders should incorporate into their practices is to set goals and be result-oriented. Setting goals give followers a common end to work towards.
Freedom of Speech is one of the most precious rights that we have as an American. In my opinion, free speech defines who we are as a nation. It is the most fundamental element of our lives. Without it, we would not be where we are today; however, limits should be placed. Hate speech or other speeches that can cause harm to society’s welfare should not be disclosed under any circumstances.
The theory is a priori, some claim we out our duty a priori but it is also argued we need to refer to experience to work out what is right. On the other hand Kantian ethics can be seen as a strong theory as it also has its strengths. Kant’s theory is universal; it provides moral laws that hold universally, regardless of the situations. By doing this it promotes equality and treats everyone the same and is impartial because it is based on reason. The theory is objective, it gives objective standards, independent of our own interests, cultures etc.
An anthem that when you sing or listen to it, it makes you feel proud of being an American. The perfect national Anthem will have to be America the beautiful; the title of the song says it all. The star spangled banner anthem lacks that proud feeling that Americans have for their land. The current anthem shows to others that Americans are proud of a war and all the blood that was shed. Americans should not be seen as Americans the big bullies, where we wave our flag proud in the face of other countries in times of a war.
Civic Involvement – A Founding Principle of American Values In The Founders’ Embrace of Both Rights and Duties, Thomas West does an excellent job of explaining John Locke’s theories regarding government and citizenship. Of course Locke was arguably the strongest influence to the Founders and the formation of the American Republic. The first concept is that duty is implied in ones’ “unalienable rights”. One can pursue life, liberty, and happiness, as long as they are not infringing on anyone else’s life or liberty. One’s first interest is self-preservation, but “Lockean self-interest proves to be inseparable from service to others.” (West, 2008, p. 594) Locke also speaks of Biblical principles where a man born free must work for himself and not live off the labor of others.