Monthly Archives: March 2013

Society and Law Proceedings are Against Rape Victims

Rape has been a problem far longer than the founding of the United States of America, yet it seems there has been no progress in defending the victims. People feel bad for the victims and understand it is a traumatizing … Continue reading

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred stacks. See the line from a sufficient distance, and it straightens itself to the average tendency.” I didn’t really understand most of Emerson’s … Continue reading

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Take the Good with the Bad

Most of my classmates seem to think that if they could just get their way the country would somehow be better. I completely disagree with this thinking. The cold hard reality of life is that there   will never be under  any circumstances a perfect judicial system, i would take … Continue reading

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Apples and Nuts

Barrels full of crisp, delectable apples will always contain a few nuts – or rotten apples, if you prefer that analogy – just as the world will always have people who steal, kill, cheat, lie, and abuse.  The U.S. utilizes … Continue reading

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Adversary System Leads Away From The Truth

The U.S. political system is known as the adversary system where the prosecution and defendant compete against each other to either prove the state’s convictions or to defend their client’s rights. However, is this the best possible system or are there so … Continue reading

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Shklar and the “do nothings”

While talking about Shklar and how she would describe someone as being a citizen, I don’t think she thought about all the ways that someone could be a citizen but not have the actual title of ‘citizen’. The one example … Continue reading

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Have Teenagers Lost the Meaning of Citizenship?

Some teenagers seem to have lost their way of citizenship, at least if it was compared to the ideas Shklar present. A few teenagers have become spoiled and earning, as well as voting, have become but a memory for most. … Continue reading

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The Gideon Myth

Anthony Lewis’s account of Gideon v. Wainwright in Gideon’s Trumpet leaves most readers with a sense of patriotism or faith in the American justice system.  Mr. Gideon, a lowly poor man, believed he was being denied his Constitutional rights, and … Continue reading

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