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The issue of gun control and violence, both in Can
The issue of gun control and violence, both in Can
The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability of firearms, and increasing a variety of penalties . Canadian firearms
Gun control has been a controversial issue for yea
Gun control has been a controversial issue for yea
Gun control has been a controversial issue for years. A vast majority of citizens believe that if gun control is strictly enforced it would quickly reduce the threat of crime. Many innocent people feel they have the right to bear arms for protection, or even for the pleasure of hunting. These people are penalized for protecting their lives, or even for enjoying a common, innocent sport. To enforce gun control throughout the nation, means violating a persons Constitutional rights. Although some p
Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem o
Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem o
Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen-age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their illegal drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive-by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to stop
For most crimes committed in the United States a f
For most crimes committed in the United States a f
For most crimes committed in the United States a fine, sentence of time in jail or execution is the punishment. However, the death penalty is the most questionable punishment. Is it morally right? Is it effective in deterring crime, primarily murders? Weather or not you agree if it is moral or not, one issue remains. The death penalty is not an effective way to deter crime. The death penalty has existed as long as humans have existed. The quote an eye for an eye is found in the Bible. In the m
What is the super predator? He or she are young
What is the super predator? He or she are young
What is the super predator? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedented coldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will
On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court u
On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court u
On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin\'s penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person. Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the unanimous Court. This paper argues against the decision, and will attempt to prove the unconstitutionality of such pe
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law. The potential consequ
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence annon Domestic Violence towards women is a problem in the United States that is usually over looked and almost always not noticed by Society today. Violence is defined by the Riverside Webster\'s Dictionary (p.755) as: 1. Physical force employed so as to damage or injure. 2. As an instance of violent action. If this is the case than why is it that so many women are beaten by loved ones each year and little or nothing is done to correct this violent and hostile situation? In thi
Policing Of Neighborhoods
Policing Of Neighborhoods
Policing Of Neighborhoods Policing of communitys can take form in many different ways. These ways include plenty of patrol day and night, little patrol or no patrol, and or foot patrol. Both of these articles: Poking Holes in the Theory of Broken Windows, by D.W. Miller; and Broken Windows: The police and neighborhood safety, by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling talk about the different theories on how to lower crime rates within the community. Broken Windows presents the theory tha
Drinking Age
Drinking Age
Drinking Age annon The drinking age is fine, if anything is should get raised. It is hard to ignore the fact that this law is broken everyday. It\'s the 90\'s all teens just want to fit in. Kids are drinking at a much younger age. Now, even 10 year olds and 11 year olds are trying to fit in with us older kids. It\'s amazing and sometimes funny what kids will do just to fit in with the good crowd. Well to some of us, that\'s considered the druggies and drinkers. Our parents call them the bad crow
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs annon I\'m doing a report on gangs. I need to start off by saying that a lot of the stuff I\'m about to say, I think is bull shit. I think this because I am in a gang and do, or did drugs. I also have to disagree with some of, no actually a lot of the stuff I am about to say. Before I babble on about gangs I have to say one thing. Not all gangs are based around Latino\'s and or African-American\'s. Nor are all the gangs from Los Angeles area, but the Barrio is in East Los Angeles. There ar
It is important to realize that the treatment of w
It is important to realize that the treatment of w
It is important to realize that the treatment of women in China had its roots in the ancient Confucius philosophy. He introduced the Five Human Relationships to the world in his Analectics. By making these relationships, he brought order to society. These relationships ranged from that of a father to a son, ruler to subject, husband to wife, older brother to younger brother, and friend to a friend. In all of these, except the last one, the first person was the superior to the second, and was sup
Wife Battering is a serious issue that is usually
Wife Battering is a serious issue that is usually
Wife Battering is a serious issue that is usually looked at by feminists as one of the most relevant signs of the oppression of women. This form of oppression symbolizes the fight women have against the patriarchy and it\'s hold on social freedoms. There are different spheres which women fight in, music and the music industry is one example of an arena of struggle. Wife Battery is a subject usually delved into by feminist bands or female song-writers, but it takes on a different light when writt
Canada has long been called The Mosaic, due to t
Canada has long been called The Mosaic, due to t
Canada has long been called The Mosaic, due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state\'s policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration, the global market, and a central
The death penalty should be upheld by the governme
The death penalty should be upheld by the governme
The death penalty should be upheld by the government because countless dollars are spent holding criminals in jail. Also jails are more overpopulated than ever. What really annoys people is that these cold-hearted criminals are put on parole after only serving several years. Being against killing is okay, but putting a life to rest in order to save more lives makes more sense. Criminals live an easy life in prison, and they probably dont think twice about their crime. First of all, people pay t
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Western female thought through the centuries has identified the relationship between patriarchy and gender as crucial to the womens subordinate position. For two hundred years, patriarchy precluded women from having a legal or political identity and the legislation and attitudes supporting this provided the model for slavery. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries suffrage campaigners succeeded in securing some legal and political rights for women in the UK. By the middle of the
It seems that there is an ever-increasing trend in
It seems that there is an ever-increasing trend in
It seems that there is an ever-increasing trend in our society. Big corporations are becoming more and more influential in our lives. As they gain more and more muscle in our government they also invade our schools and many other facets of our lives. Perhaps the most disturbing area of potential influence, however, is corporate control of the media. Can the American media uphold its values of free press under pressure from big corporations? Can they continue to present the absolute truth? The si
EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE Martin Luther King, Jr.,
EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE Martin Luther King, Jr.,
EDUCATION AND EARLY LIFE Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the oldest son of Martin Luther King Sr., a Baptist minister, and Alberta Williams King. His father was a pastor at an immense Atlanta church, The Ebenezer Baptist church, which had been founded by Martin Luther King Jr.s maternal grandfather. King Jr. was an ordained Baptist minister at the age of 18. King attended the local segregated public schools, where he excelled. He attended nearby Morehouse College at age 1
What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Am
What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Am
What does Lenin, Stalin, Hilter, Mussolini, Idi Amin, Mao tse-tung, and Pol Pot have in common? When they came to power, they took all guns from the civilian population. For this reason my specific goal is to encourage gun ownership. Introduction: The gun 1st appeared in Europe\'s literature in 1326. It evolved into a mechanical tool as no other tool before it, it incorporated different materials like wood and metal, it also involved physics, chemistry and had ignition. Thus, making the gun the
The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular telev
The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular telev
The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows. It ranks as the number one television program for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a free weekly newspaper. He began working on Life in Hell, a hum
Every year, nearly 100 million animals die in rese
Every year, nearly 100 million animals die in rese
Every year, nearly 100 million animals die in research laboratories at the hands of curious scientists who perform outdated and inaccurate tests that prove no benefit to humans or animals. Before these animals die, they are routinely burned, scalded, poisoned, starved, given electric shocks, addicted to drugs, subjected to near freezing temperatures, dosed with radioactive elements, driven insane, deliberately inflicted with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, oral infections, stomach ulcers, Syp
In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public scho
In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public scho
In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public schools did not have the power to authorize school prayer. This decision made public school in the U.S. more atheistic than many European nations. For example, crosses still hang on the classroom walls in Poland, and the Ten Commandments are displayed in Hungary. There are prayers held at the beginning of legislative and judicial sessions and every President has mentioned a divine power in his inaugural speech. In keeping with a spirit of religious f
Rabbits immobilized in wooden stocks with ulcers i
Rabbits immobilized in wooden stocks with ulcers i
Rabbits immobilized in wooden stocks with ulcers in their eyes; baby seals being clubbed over the head, and the infamous shock treatment. Broach the subject with an individual and odds are that they have witnessed footage of one or all of the aforementioned practices and are appalled by the cruelty. Appalled yes, willing to stand up and voice their thoughts... not often. There is one significant reason for this unwillingness by some to stand up for the rights of our fellow inhabitants of this pl
The question as to whether or not creationism shou
The question as to whether or not creationism shou
The question as to whether or not creationism should be taught in public schools is a very emotional and complex question. It can be looked at from several different angles, its validity being one of them. Despite the lack of evidence to support the fundamentalist idea of creationism, that in itself is not enough to warrant its exclusion from the curriculum of public schools in the United States. The question is far more involved and complex. One way to address the question is whether or not cre
Homosexuals have been excluded from our society si
Homosexuals have been excluded from our society si
Homosexuals have been excluded from our society since our country\'s beginning, giving them no equal protection underneath the large branch of the law. The Emancipation Proclamation gave freedom to blacks from slavery in the 1800\'s and women were given the freedoms reserved for males in the early 1900\'s with the women\'s suffrage movement. But everyone still knows the underlying feeling of nation in dealing with minorities and women, one of contempt and utter disgust. Hate crimes are still per
War is an armed clash between nations because of h
War is an armed clash between nations because of h
War is an armed clash between nations because of hostility or military conflicts. In simple words, war is fighting between two sides. War, in my opinion, is useless because of its damaging results, which will be talked about in this paper. It brings suffering and death. Under no circumstance is war moral, even in cases of self defense. There are just other ways to solve problems. Peace treaties are an easy way to end war. In a peace treaty, it is easy to settle the differences and come up with a
“Everyone has the right to work, to free cho
“Everyone has the right to work, to free cho
Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work. . .Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social service. These are excerpts from the Declaration of Human Rights. Written over 50 years ago, the Declaration was created to give, inherent dignity and. . .equal and inalienable rights of all members of
S Belser
S Belser
S Belser Human Nature and Self Government Thomas Hobbes and John Locke developed theories on human nature and how men govern themselves. Despite their differences, Hobbes and Locke, both became two of the most influential political theorists in the world. Their ideas and philosophies spread all over the world, influencing the creation of many new governments. These philosophers both recognize that people develop a social contract within their society, but have differing views on what exactly the
THE SECOND AMENDMENT
THE SECOND AMENDMENT
:THE SECOND AMENDMENT: What Role Should The Government Play in Gun Control? A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Gun control is a real issue with Americans today. Many people have different opinions about how to handle our growing dilemma concerning guns. There are those who believe we should ban guns altogether and those who believe we should not ban or restrict the people\'s right to own
The alarm would wake my weary head at a quarter pa
The alarm would wake my weary head at a quarter pa
The alarm would wake my weary head at a quarter past ten oclock in the morning allowing me just enough time to don a baseball cap and pull on a pair of dirty jeans and make my first class of the day. My exhaustion, originating from a late evening before and during which I drank several mixed drinks made with cheap liquor at a fraternity party and a couple of shots of tequila that I took with a friend, was nothing new. Oh, yeah. Did I fail to mention my drunken participation, much to the pleasur
1. WM. F. BUCKLEY JR.
1. WM. F. BUCKLEY JR.
1. WM. F. BUCKLEY JR. Last summer WFB was asked by the New York Bar Association to make a statement to the panel of lawyers considering the drug question. He made the following statement: We are speaking of a plague that consumes an estimated $75 billion per year of public money, exacts an estimated $70 billion a year from consumers, is responsible for nearly 50 per cent of the million Americans who are today in jail, occupies an estimated 50 per cent of the trial time of our judiciary, and tak
Recently, a 76-day court battle came to an end, bu
Recently, a 76-day court battle came to an end, bu
Recently, a 76-day court battle came to an end, but not the end. Microsofts monopoly case has reached a brief pause. Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson released his Findings of Fact last week. The Judges paper outlined Microsoft as a monopoly. Jackson described Microsoft as a monopolistic violator that not only bullies its competitors but also rips off the public by stifling innovation and overcharging for its software. The decision by the Harvard Law graduate brought a sigh of relief to NOISE, (
Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame
Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame
Pete Rose and the Hall of Fame To some, including myself, baseball is the greatest sport that has ever been played. It is a game played by two opposing teams made of multiple players, but only nine players per team play at the same time. To be part of one of the thirty teams that get to play professional baseball, a player has to play the game extremely well (www.baseballhalloffame.com). When a player plays the game better than most have played he gets rewarded, usually with lots of money in a b
Philosophy - Nozick's Entiltlement Theory
Philosophy - Nozick's Entiltlement Theory
Philosophy - Nozick\'s Entiltlement Theory According to Nozick there are three sets of rules of justice, defining: 1. how things not previously possessed by anyone may be acquired; 2. how possession may be transferred from one person to another; and 3. what must be done to rectify injustices arising from violations of (1) and (2). A distribution is just if it has arisen in accordance with these three sets of rules. See pp. 151-2. Nozick does not try to specify in detail the rules under the above
False Memory
False Memory
False Memory Memory is the mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experiences. A repressed memory is one that is retained in the sub conscious mind, where one is not aware of it but where it can still affect both conscious thoughts and behavior. When memory is distorted or confabulated, the result can be what has been called the False Memory Syndrome: a condition in which a person\'s identity and interpersonal relationships are entered around a memory of traumatic experience which is obj
Freud Civilization and its discontents
Freud Civilization and its discontents
Freud Civilization and its discontents Civilization and Its Discontents Criticisms Uninformed. Freud is uninformed as to the coming events of the twentieth century, especially the Second World War and the Holocaust. This work was published in 1930. In 1931 when they published a second edition, Freud added a final sentence speculating whether Eros or Death would come out as stronger in the coming years. This was as Hitler was coming to power, and it was becoming clear to Freud and to others what
Aggression - Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theo
Aggression - Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theo
Aggression - Biological Theory vs Behaviorist Theory Aggression is a problem that affects all members of society. There is no doubt that aggression pays off for some. Parents who yell and threaten punishment get results. The child who hits the hardest gets the toy. The brother who is willing to be the most vicious in a fight wins. The teacher who gives the hardest test and threatens to flunk the most students usually gets the most study time from students. The spouse who threatens to get the mad
Attacks on the Insanity Defence
Attacks on the Insanity Defence
Attacks on the Insanity Defence The insanity defense refers to that branch of the concept of insanity which defines the extent to which men accused of crimes may be relieved of criminal responsibility by virtue of mental disease. The terms of such a defense are to be found in the instructions presented by the trial judge to the jury at the close of a case. These instructions can be drawn from any of several rules used in the determination of mental illness. The final determination of mental illn
Structural-Functionalist and Social Conflict
Structural-Functionalist and Social Conflict
Structural-Functionalist and Social Conflict The study of social stratification is the study of class, caste, privilege, and status that is a characteristic of a particular society. It often varies according to how society is organized especially in terms of production and work. The definition of social stratification is differential ranking of human individuals who compose a given social system and their treatment as superior or inferior relative to one another in certain socially important
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism
Treatments of Alcoholism On any given day in the United States... 10,657 babies are born. (US Census Bureau). Twenty of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Twenty may seem as though it is not a lot, but when you compare it to the fact that this number is more than HIV positive, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome combine it creates a whole new parameter. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of a woman’s competed disregard for the fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (
Opinion On Affirmative Action
Opinion On Affirmative Action
Opinion On Affirmative Action annon Note: This essay contains opinions NOT shared by the host of this web site. Affirmative action is wrong and will not help solve the problems minorities face. The reason it is wrong is because it\'s discrimination. It has no place in today\'s society in today\'s society because it does more bad than good. In addition to that most people don\'t enjoy the presence of affirmative action. Also, it appears that affirmative action can actually be detrimental to emplo
When studying history, both in a professional and
When studying history, both in a professional and
When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent, human being to human being. Is there a constant quality that all peoples posses, and is reflected in all civilizations? Indeed, it is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that something is true of
The most extreme precursor to the Reform movement
The most extreme precursor to the Reform movement
The most extreme precursor to the Reform movement was a man by the name of Samuel Holdheim. He was born in 1806 in Kempo in the province of Posen. At a young age he studied at a yeshiva and received a Talmudic education. He began to study German and secular subjects after his marriage to a woman with a modern education. After their divorce several years later, he began studying at the University of Prague and Berlin and received a doctorate from the University of Leipzig. Following service in Fr
The creation story
The creation story
The creation story Consider the purpose of the literary presentation of the nature of God in Genesis chapters one to three. G.J Wenham states that, Source criticism of the Pentateuch has often been a subject of controversy. Indeed, the Pentateuch or Torah has been the most questioned section of books in the world. It may also be the most well known group of books worldwide. The word Pentateuch literally means five scrolls and refers to the first five books of the Old Testament in the Bible.
A Study of the BOOK of MARK
A Study of the BOOK of MARK
A Study of the BOOK of MARK annon An Essay for Humanities Courses That Treat The Bible As A Historical Document MARK\'S THEOLOGY REFLECTED IN WRITING Mark and the other evangelists used basically five ways to change, edit or enhance Jesus\' sayings to reflect their own views of Christianity. According to the Five Gospels Book, plagiarism and changing of writing was not a crime, but actually very common Mark\'s time. Besides, Mark never knew Jesus first-hand, he somehow had to make a \'story\' fr
Culture
Culture
Culture annon Israeli culture reflects the diverse background of its people. The country\'s most successful writers draw their inspiration from Jewish tradition. Such writers have included the novelist Shmuel Yosef Agnon, co-winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize in literature, and the philosopher Martin Buber. The foremost orchestra of the nation, the Israel Philharmonic, attracts a number of world-famous conductors and soloists each year. A vigorous tradition of folk song, in which the influence of Or
Feminism Women Equal
Feminism Women Equal
Feminism Women Equal annon Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of women\'s roles continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I will argue that subtle a
Flaws In Christianity
Flaws In Christianity
Flaws In Christianity annon Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are even more miraculous than
Paul's Letter To The Galatians
Paul's Letter To The Galatians
Paul\'s Letter To The Galatians annon A Humanities Essay That Teaches The Study of The Bible As A Historical Document PAUL\'S LETTER TO THE GALATIANS: When Paul attended the Jerusalem Conference in 48 or 49, a decision was made that gentiles would be allowed to become Christians without becoming Jews first (ie. have a circumcision, and follow the Jewish Laws). Paul, being the one that defended the gentile\'s right to be Christians, became the apostle to the gentiles. Why would Paul, a Jew, want
Hypnotism
Hypnotism
Hypnotism annon The Encarta Encyclopedia defines hypnosis as, altered state of consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestion; it may be induced by normal persons by a variety of methods and has been used occasionally in medical and psychiatric treatment. Most frequently brought about through actions of an operator, or hypnotist , who engages the attention of a subject and assigns certain tasks to him or her while uttering monotonous, repetitive verbal commands; such tasks may include