Freedom Essays


Freedom and Bondage Essay

Essay Prompt: freedom and bondage are two concurrent Themes that run throughout the period of history. In the reform movement that arose in the 19th century those two themes coexisted side by side. how can this be ? And, in what ways was the language of freedom used to subvert and undermine the hard cold Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Liberation Theology Meets Humankind Embrace

was that one cannot become a true Christian unless one strives, with those who are persecuted, for freedom and constructing a fully human and fair society. Therefore, theology itself cannot commence with a conventional philosophy-grounded model of the present circumstances', with successive 'pastoral' applications. The distress linked to the situation generated the additional understanding that a theoretical assessment can never, in fact, be separate from the debasing scenario (Gutierrez 1988). An 'idealist' philosophical approach had to make way for a systematic model of observing, collating, theorizing and hypothesis testing, all of which had to be conducted in liberative, humanizing… Continue Reading...

Special Education in Miami Dade

Terry: This reads odd. The addition of digital textbooks in universities allows for greater student freedom and ability to take their schoolwork wherever they go. In the case of special education students, some stay homebound for long periods of time. If they have the option of digital textbooks, they can have text enlarged, study from home, and collect information for study at their own pace. Technology allows for customization of lesson plans which enables a better learning experience for special education students who often require customization for academic success. Without the use of technology, special education students have limited options.… Continue Reading...

Autodine Restaurants Business Plan

that go along with them. What is more, being an LLC, Autodine Restaurant will have the advantage of more freedom, in respect to taxation and distribution of profits (Mancuso, 2013). The taxation of this form is done separately and individually as a company. Lastly, in the event that Autodine Restaurant as a business venture aspires to become a public company, then this can be done through the alteration of the business form into a C-Corporation to become a publicly traded firm and listed in the stock market (Spadaccini, 2007). A chart of accounts is defined as a record of… Continue Reading...

The Cost Of Freedom

History has shown that freedom is not inherently a part of society, rather it is something fought hard for and won. When countries fight for freedom, when people rise for liberty, they do so because they feel they must. Whether it is a strict government, a deranged dictator, or a highly religious society, people have seen their freedoms limited to varying degrees. The United States has been built upon the idea that freedom should be a basic right. While the country has seen its fair… Continue Reading...

Democratization Of the Bahamas

as they relate to the the media, speech, and religious freedom. In forms of government that are not democratic, these liberties do not exist or, if they do so, are extremely limited in how people can utilize them. Subsequently, the constitution in the Bahamas plays an integral role in the democratic process in this country (The Commonwealth, 2016), and remains one of the immutable means by which a country with a monarch is able to effect democratization. There is another distinguishing trait of democratization that is reflected in the political process in the Bahamas, and which helps to secure… Continue Reading...

Is Globalization a Good Thing

is clearly correlated to why they are willing to literally risk their life and freedom to cross the border. Until economic and work conditions in Mexico are improved, this onslaught of Mexicans crossing the border will surely continue. While many people castigate and condemn this happening, it is not as if there are no reasons for it. If globalization was taking root in Mexico like it already has and is in countries like China, India, Bangladesh and other countries that are a common target of outsourcing, Mexicans would be more apt to stay home because the jobs present in… Continue Reading...

Differences Between Capitalism and Socialism

and reliant on the government is not good. As such, people should be given freedom when they need it and assistance when things to south due to recession or an isolated job loss or other negative event. References Begg, Y. (2007). 10 communist leaders and the rot they spawned. timesofindia-economictimes. Retrieved 3 August 2016, from http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-03-10/news/37581701_1_communist-leaders-dissidence-kim-jong-il Diffen. (2016). Capitalism vs. Socialism - Difference and Comparison - Diffen. Diffen.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016, from http://www.diffen.com/difference/Capitalism_vs_Socialism Perlo, A. (2016). Capitalism and unemployment. Cpusa.org. Retrieved 3 August 2016, from http://www.cpusa.org/article/capitalism-and-unemployment/ Continue Reading...

Lecture Xx by William James

very clear: while the contents of our consciousness are simply "there" independently of our will, we have the freedom to select which bits of information to focus on, and which bits to reject: "disregarding the over beliefs and confining ourselves to what is common and generic, we have in the fact that the conscious person is continuous with a wider self through which saving experiences come, a positive content of religious experience which, it seems to me, is literally and objectively true as far as it goes" (515). A person thus has the ability to direct the flow of… Continue Reading...

Gender Effect on Job Satisfaction and Leadership

co-workers being more social with each other and better social relationships on the job overall. Masculine traits like freedom at the workplace, dominance and fierce competition complement these feminine traits to create a more wholesome workplace experience (Ardala R. Jackson, Jennifer L. Alberti, & Robin L. Snipes, 2014). Conclusion Organizational research done up to the current moment lend support to the homogenization of gender leadership characteristics and traits. Men tend to be task oriented and authoritative while women are more interpersonal and democratic. What is disappointing so far is the conflict that exists between researchers working on leadership styles… Continue Reading...

New Generation by Solzhenitsyn Review

of productivity. They are godless and have a sense of freedom from anything unscientific. Planetism and avant-gardism is the second quality of our generation. They have a desire to be at the forefront of our epoch's forefront. Our friends and enemies, alike, keep watching us (6). Continue Reading...

Court Process, Judicial Process, and Constitutional Issues

include restrictions on privacy, limitation of free speech and association rights, and limitation of religious freedom. While these actions were necessary to help prevent another attack, they are inappropriate since they compromise civil rights and checks and balances established in America's democracy. The federal government would have taken less drastic measures through reordering priorities of law enforcement instead of generating fundamental changes in law. Week 5: Discussion In the American judicial system, the Supreme Court reviews very few cases most of whom are appeals from lower courts. It should not be mandatory for the Supreme Court to review more… Continue Reading...

Use Of Self Images in Baroque Art

p.289] The painter developed his facial characteristics swiftly with the freedom of a painter, with viable brushwork putting his features in shade and light, wet-on-wet highlights, and the broader-brushed cloak having reflected streaks of color. The honest, unrelenting approach portrayed in the art that chronicles the last ten years of Rembrandt's life might hint at the painter's changed circumstances, particularly his bankruptcy in 1658, or his modified idea of portraiture's nature.[footnoteRef:4] [4: Ibid] The artist has carried over his religious artworks' spiritual aura into the later self-portraits using the very means that may be termed a psychology of light. Shade… Continue Reading...

Civil Rights and Religion

Federalism and Religious Freedoms: The Importance of and the Adherence to the Separation of Church and State in a Multicultural Environment Although it is clear that many religious concepts were embedded into the original drafting of the Constriction and the Nation's laws, maintaining a separation of church and state in the official capacity allowed the country to prosper in many ways. Having civil laws that govern beyond religious controls allows for a level of stability that can accommodate many difference ideologies. Federalism and Religious Freedoms A Federalist design works to protect religion and religious leaders by allowing them to operate… Continue Reading...

Birth Defects in Pregnant Woman over 35

question and it is statistically consistent. While women should absolutely have the freedom to have children if they desire them and have the resources, doing so beyond the age of 35 has risks that are common and inherent and the precise causes and potential results need to be explored. Literature Review There are so many directions that one could go with the brief literature review that underpins this proposal. However, the author of those proposal will go in directions that are perhaps less traveled and well-known to people that are familiar with this subject. Indeed, one source reveals that… Continue Reading...

Necessity Of the Old Testament

as 'covenant' and mentions covenant violation and renewal. These processes promote a dynamic that produces both freedom and clash, keep both parties at the potential edge of hazard. Israel suffered and celebrated throughout the Old Testament due to their covenant made with God. Yahweh shows the Israelites steadfast love, compassion, and justice, denoting resolute commitment. However, it is in the willingness of the Israelites to obey or not the commandments set forth by Yahweh where the textual interactions of the covenant exist. When it comes to Israelites and the capacity for dialogue with Yahweh it's about life. Yahweh becomes… Continue Reading...

Criminal Process from Arraignment to Pre Trial

Criminal Process; Arraignment to Pre-Trial The purpose of criminal law is to promote respect for the law by people and ensure a just, safe, and peaceful society. The American justice system has many commendable elements that are aligned to the objectives of a justice system. The trial system significantly addresses many point of subtlety and does a great job in its effort to uphold the rule of law. In the effort to deliver justice, it is important that the rights of the defendant be uphold. This paper seeks to shed light on three stages before the process of criminal trial,… Continue Reading...

Klemperers Diaries and National Socialism

have existed in France under the Jacobins. No one fears for their lives yet -- but for bread and freedom."[footnoteRef:11] Klemperer thus was able, in the details he noted, to have an occasional sense of humor about the absurdity of the pervasiveness of prejudice (and to link it to his academic studies of French history) and Nazism at the beginning. But gradually his depression deepened as he became more aware of the existence of concentration camps and what was happening to members of the Jewish community who were not protected like himself by a so-called Aryan spouse. [10: Ibid.,… Continue Reading...

Blood Of Tyrants George Washington and the Forging Of the Presidency

to time, brutal and unrestrained in his principles and beliefs of safeguarding the freedom of America. As a result, George Washington institutes standards that outline and delineate presidential powers up until the present day (Beirne 304). In the book, Beirne spends a great deal of time outlining the critical and fundamental actions as well as decisions undertaken by George Washington all the way through the period of the American Revolution. The author is successful in this endeavor particularly with respect to indicating the significance of George Washington to the present day United States. The book demonstrates just how much… Continue Reading...

‘araby’ by James Joyce

where a priest had died in the drawing room indicating that religion constraints the freedom of the worshippers and is an obstacle for sexuality for the people. This is the first important connection between the plot and the setting which depicts the despair, confusion and sadness of the boy. Joyce draws comparisons between the soul of the boy and the empty house. Even though the satisfaction of the boy with his life has been confirmed in the explanation of the playful activities and the chaotic garden, all of this changes with the mention of Mangan's sister. The reader now… Continue Reading...

Developmental Learning and Technology

addition of digital textbooks in universities allows for greater student freedom and ability to take their schoolwork wherever they go. In the case of special education students, some stay homebound for long periods of time. If they have the option of digital textbooks, they can have text enlarged, study from home, and collect information for study at their own pace. Technology allows for customization of lesson plans which enables a better learning experience for special education students who often require customization for academic success. Without the use of technology, special education students have limited options. Barriers still exist in… Continue Reading...

Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

weight that dragged down his healthy spirit, which longed for freedom. At the age of 17, Soren joined Copenhagen University and majored in the field of theology, as his father desired; however, subsequently, he shifted to the field of philosophy. While his education did influence his thoughts, inspiration for his written works actually came from two relationships (with Michael Kierkegaard (Soren's dad) and a failed engagement (to Regine Olsen) as well as two battles (one with the Church and the other with the print media, particularly Corsaren (The Corsair)). His health started failing and Soren died on 11th November,… Continue Reading...

Living Abroad in the United Kingdom

study in Chelmsford and Petersborough as well. More importantly, the freedom to choose where one wants to study, work and live is expanded accordingly with an intricate network of partnerships with educational institutions throughout the globe. Thus, it is possible for students to join this university and study from almost anywhere in the world that suits them, which is an advantage that many other schools simply cannot match. One of the advantages of studying at the London location -- or at any of the four primary locations at Anglia Ruskin University -- is the wide range of culture that… Continue Reading...

Pro Slavery in the Antebellum Period

as the slaves did not have any formal channels to seek redress. [footnoteRef:12] [12: ibid, 258] Slaves' freedom of worship was not respected since 'niggers' were not allowed in churches. Preachers would come to their quarters and preach to them. Often times, the preachers only talked about obedience to masters and the need to follow orders absolutely. On the occasion that a slave preached, he only talked about what he or she had been instructed by the master as they were mostly illiterate. Preachers would compare the slaves to animals such as hogs and dogs and mentioned that they ceased… Continue Reading...

The Secret Lion by Alberto Alvaro Rios Review

example, the boys first visit arroyo. Arroyo was cherished by the boys because it gave them freedom to pursue their desired activities uninterrupted. The narrator recounts that Arroyo made them have a chance to do what they wanted without anyone dictating anything to them (Rios 1). It is only unfortunate that they stop visiting their favorite location after a while because they simply get bored with it. There is a similar change that is observed on the grinding ball because after safely hiding it from their mother, it disappears. Hiding the ball from their mother is inspired by the… Continue Reading...

Sources Of Birth Defects in Older Mothers

women is without question and it is statistically consistent. While women should absolutely have the freedom to have children if they desire them and have the resources, doing so beyond the age of 35 has risks that are common and inherent and the precise causes and potential results need to be explored. Literature Review There are so many directions that one could go with the brief literature review that underpins this proposal. However, the author of this proposal will go in directions that are perhaps less traveled and well-known to people that are familiar with this subject. Indeed, one… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Moral Guidelines Criminal Justice

which can cause personal harm. Drug prohibition is designed to "protect" the individual by restricting his or her freedom to act. However, the greater ethical principle of freedom as well as privacy also needs to be respected. Criminalizing drug users by placing them in prison is more unethical than the use of drugs itself, which can be considered a morally neutral act. Week 3 -- Discussion 1 Policy is often drafted using general language, so that it can be applied to different situations. Using generalized language allows the policy to cover multiple variables or contingencies. Yet herein lies the… Continue Reading...

Islam Developing Trade Routes in Africa and Asia

and flexible than the Persian and Byzantine rules. Religious communities could freely exercise their freedom of worship. They had their own religious rulers and laws regarding such factors as inheritance, divorce, and marriage (Cook 270-275). In turn, they had to pay jizya (poll tax) as tribute, which gave them the right to Islam protection from external aggression. They were also exempted from armed service. They were therefore known as the dhimmi ("protected ones"). They paid lower taxes and had higher local autonomy. In addition, their fellow Semites were their rulers; and the indigenous Christians and Jews had greater religious… Continue Reading...

Eye in the Sky Film

well as lawyers, we have a duty to keep 'locating a moment of responsible political freedom'. The movie "Eye in the Sky" is all about war. Kundera understood the word, while Koskenniemi put it into the international lawyers' vocabulary: Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession. The initial tear states how good it is to see kids running on the grass, while the second one says how nice it is to be moved along with all mankind -- by kids sprinting on the grass. Kitsch is made by the second tear. "Eye in the Sky" is actually… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

can be interpreted. There has been an expansion of the surveillance at all fronts regardless of the freedom created by the founders of the United States. The surveillance should make us safer without violating the liberties of the American Citizens. This paper is a critique to the right of the government to spy on the lives of its citizens the way it is done by the security apparatus. Reliance on government agencies as a secrete body of law has dire consequences. Americans are not interested in knowing the details of the ongoing sensitive intelligence and military activities. However, in… Continue Reading...

Team America Surveillance and Espionage

their desire for a more secure life and safer borders with their desire for freedom, liberty, and safety. The American government once allowed the House Un-American Activities program to persecute its own citizens suspected of being communist, which is why the current reality and Trump's "extreme vetting" rhetoric becomes terrifying: is the government going to revert to Cold War tactics? Will America face another internal Civil War if the citizens are deeply divided about what is more important, liberty or security? The technologies used in Team America: Civil War are not completely unrealistic. It may one day be possible… Continue Reading...

Thomas More’s Utopia

good-humoured and tongue-in-cheek approach to the tale afforded More a good degree of freedom, facilitating his somewhat curt critique of the current English political and social scenario to get by without bringing punishment upon him. The Alternative View Readers must approach the text as a criticism of British society as well as its ruling class, which uncovers their unjust and evil practices, rather than one that depicts a perfect or positive world. With regard to religion, while the author was extremely firm on his Roman Catholic beliefs, in a perfect world, he desired religion in a better, "purer" form,… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Feminism and Women Rights During the Ww1

1920s also marked a new period for females because they found new freedom in the modernizing of American urban culture. Two of women's greatest movement, temperance, and suffrage were brought to life, and this changed gender politics in society. The women witnessed new challenges about gender status quo, which mostly affected the cultural sphere. As such, women from the urban places enjoyed their fruits of new mass-production of the consumer economy; they adopted new styles and lifestyles, and this pushed traditional limits (Kramarae & Spender, 2004). During this period, gender politics of women saw a shift as women became… Continue Reading...

African Slave Trade

and raw materials, commencing their cruel influence on the economic freedom of the continent. They effectively influenced or overpowered particular communities on the continent through several layers of partnerships strategically created with natives, rather than through military strength. African currency's gradual devaluation attained by introducing European currency in the form of copper coins, Gatling guns and repeating rifles paved the path for Europeans' subsequent domination over Africa (Ehret, 2002). Europeans' transatlantic slave business was the very first time in human history that people were actually utilized as ships' 'cargo'; it bore the comparison of various worldwide commercial networks. Unlike… Continue Reading...

Behn’s Oroonoko and Its Character Symbolization

disempowerment, females fight internalization and, in part, the impact of disempowerment. The Will to freedom Oroonoko concludes that all can't enjoy liberation and some individuals are born as slaves; this remark hints at African slaves as well Englishmen. The author's choice of indirect speech here is telling. Both the narrator and the protagonist are of the same opinion. Emancipation, in this tale, is rather problematical and necessitates a will for freedom. In all ways, including sexually, Africans were outright subordinated. Whites dominated over Blacks even in bed, with sexual intercourse ritualistically re-enacting the usual societal dominance pattern. The story sticks… Continue Reading...

Role Of Ceo in Effecting Positivity Among Employees

done through an interactive atmosphere that gives the participants a freedom to express their ideas, put them in practice, and serve the objectives available. Integrity Integrity is a value that dictates the nature of the performances and nature of the reception that clients receive from the different organizations and businesses. As indicated by the CEO, managers and every other leader within an organization has to be aware of the fact that integrity is a like a gateway to any business and hence everything has to be done within the confines of being with integrity. Individuals depict this virtue to… Continue Reading...

Vietnamese History Throughout the Centuries

is more self-centered than concerned with community. He wants to capture the young people's vision of freedom and equality without totally abandoning tradition and the essence of Vietnamese culture Central to Confucianism is hierarchy and obedience to superiors, but those at the upper levels need to be ethical and respectable or people will lose faith in the entire system Western culture offers many opportunities, intellectual development, and economic development but can generate unhappiness such as unending material needs, competition, and complications. He said, "people seldom have a relaxed and serene life" Dao Duy Anh was also a central figure… Continue Reading...

Idiocracy Idiocy and a Nation Full Of Idiots

.....citizenship is essential to a democracy. Good citizenship entails active engagement in political issues, which creates an educated and informed voter empowered to make decisions based on fact and reason rather than on emotion and opinion. Good citizenship also entails active participation in the political process, including voting, political activism, and ongoing political education. The opposite of good citizenship is idiocy: self-centeredness and short sightedness that can damage and destroy a democracy. When citizens are idiots, they hijack the democracy by voting according to narrow and selfish concerns rather than by making concerns for the good of the polis. Idiots… Continue Reading...

Miscarriage Of Justice, Race, and Poor Testimony

differences within the society. Nonetheless, knowing is in itself a source of freedom and redemption. In its basic format, Fricker is trying to the alley that the central cases are just but simple and practical ways in which justice does not happen to the people (Fricker 35). The cases are attached to the social strictures and realms of life. Whatever people experience every day is basic to the need to access justice, something that does not come with ease. Moreover, what the author is trying to relate is the aspect of justice and epistemology. Identities serve to perpetuate individual… Continue Reading...

Book Review Of Bethany Moreton’s “to Serve God and Walmart

free-enterprise movements that enabled society to liken shopping to freedom, forging the relationship that this philosophy helped the retailer expand to mammoth proportions unchecked. The book is intriguingly-timed; the author, by consistently calling big businesses "immortal super-citizens," especially emphasizes the political authority enjoyed by Walmart and other multinationals. Moreton hypothesizes that the retailer expanded to its current position owing to its ability to ride the "conservative economic policy" wave in its expansion endeavors and employ the "Christian enterprise" concept to hire people who perceived economic service to be their calling. Of late, the company has witnessed much negative media… Continue Reading...

Self Incrimination and Right to Counsel Approach

the suspects not to self-incriminate, the environment must be conducive that accords them the freedom not to do so. If a suspect must be interrogated, then, they must first be informed clearly that they have a right to remain silent. Such a warning is a necessary prerequisite in overcoming the pressures that characterize the interrogation circumstances and atmosphere. The privilege of the Fifth Amendment is vital in our constitutional rule of law. The adequate warning is central to the availability of such a simple privilege (Samaha, 2012). Warning a suspect of the right to remain silent should be accompanied… Continue Reading...

Project Management Infrastructure

and standards set by the hub, each division PSO has the freedom to establish and institute their own course of action and standards on condition that they are well-suited with the hub (Rosenhead, 2015). Methods to Establish Project Support Offices In order to establish a PSO, four vital elements t are taken into consideration and steps taken. The first one is to delineate the envisioned future of the organization. Secondly, the gap that exists between the existing state and future state has to be identified. The removal or filling of this gap is done through the execution plan for… Continue Reading...

European Union and Crime

describes the problem as containing many elements that are not based on consensual choice ( freedom Alliance at Kansas State University, N.d.): "Sex trafficking is essentially the buying or selling of a person for the purpose of sexual exploitation or the trade in rape, as IJM calls it. "Demand fuels the purchase of human beings for sex" and if there is a demand, people will make sure to provide a supply. The reason why the demand is so high is because of our culture that "tolerates or promotes sexual exploitation; men who buy commercial sex; exploiters who make up the… Continue Reading...

Ultimate Nutrition Policy Statement

and any overtime work done shall be compensated at a premium rate. (Fair Labor Association, 2016). 5. freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining The most considerate way of resolving any issues within the workplace is by having direct engagement and an open line of communication between the employees and management. Employees shall be able to amenably communicate and relay complaints with management as regards conditions at the workplace and management practices without fear of punishment, coercion...... Continue Reading...

Ergonomics and Human Factors

allow individual worker be responsible for the job allowing them freedom of control and authority. The motivation model consists of the JCM (job characteristics model), and group work model. However, the study suggests using the JCM as opposed to the group work model currently being practice. The JCM motivation model assists individual in feeling responsible for their job outcomes. The benefits of this model are that it assists job satisfactions, and reducing employee turnover. Moreover, the JCM helps in enhancing growth satisfaction, internal work motivation and organizational commitment. The study suggests that the full-time worker should be empowered to… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement for Law School

to my head and stated, "I as a male have the freedom to have relations with as many women as I please, whereas you with a single touch of the opposite sex can ruin the entire families' reputation." The encounter came after I had skipped school one day to meet a boy at a local cafe. I was ordered to wear a headscarf, threatened to do so or else I would get sulfuric acid thrown in my face. I know my parents did not approve, but I was still afraid. At that moment I became a rebel against what… Continue Reading...

Text Sets for a Multicultural Topic

instruction on what they can learn about friendships from this book. The second book is Voice of freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement that was written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Ekua Holmes. The book basically provides a significant visual encounter with Fannie Lou Homer, a Civil Rights icon. Apart from showing the power and bravery of Fannie Lou Homer, the book also highlights the importance of community based on Hamer's fight for the rights and liberties of the African-American community. It will be used as a silent reading book through which students will… Continue Reading...

Aristotle and the Canadian Political System

the rich who are rulers. Therefore, the defining feature of democracy is freedom since citizens have a share in sovereign power or authority. In this regard, there are two main aspects of freedom upon which the democratic political system is based. The first aspect of freedom is being ruled and ruling at the same time given that every citizen is equal based on number not merit whereas the second aspect is the liberty to live as you wish. The strengths of democracy include tolerance of the view of everyone, direct debate on issues, and shared sovereign authority. The weaknesses… Continue Reading...

Choice Theory and Human Behavior

achieve by not dominating other people, but affording them personal freedom. Consequently, the individual would improve and become more efficient, altering his/her behavior to become better. Furthermore, I can employ choice theory elements to gain young-to-middle adults' trust. Youngsters often believe only violent behavior, immorality, and drugs can solve their problems and fulfill their needs. Therefore, I would motivate them to choose depending on their long-term quest for happiness. Lastly, I would employ choice theory to develop a community feeling among young-to-middle adults depending on the idea that we choose to behave in a particular way. This supports development,… Continue Reading...

Psychotherapy Using Ipt and Act

autonomy, which is why she is clinging to her job as a source of freedom. As she puts it, "no one can tell me what to do." Although the therapist has not witnessed her acting in a hostile way, this should be something to discover in future sessions. She has not yet admitted to having suicidal thoughts or having attempted suicide. Jen's disinhibition, however, is clear. She has proven herself to be relatively impulsive, taking home strangers from the club, shopping around for therapists. She also takes a lot of risks in her job, both with unsafe sex and… Continue Reading...

Post Feminism and Hip Hop

narrowing of the wage gap and eradication of rape culture, women like the protagonist in the video have the freedom to dance in the streets for a music video without worry that someone will come and harm her. Women can express themselves in a sexual way that they could never before thanks to the work of past feminists. Even with the fight against homosexuality and abortion rights underway, groups like Yo! Majesty are free to say sexually charged lyrics and dress their video music actresses in proactive clothing that would have been made illegal offense decades before. The video… Continue Reading...

The Morality Of Punishment for Actions

resolve conflicts peacefully. Finally, an offender may assert his freedom by becoming antisocial and/or aggressive so as not be controlled by punishment. Alternatives to Punishment Rehabilitation programs, prison-based therapeutic community treatment, and incapacitation are some of the alternatives to punishment. An effective rehabilitation program is focused and structured, uses several treatment components, concentrates on developing social, academic and employments skills, involves behavioral and cognitive-behavioral procedures, and provides considerable and meaningful communication between the offender and the treatment personnel. On the other hand, prison-based therapeutic community treatment is for drug-involved offenders. For it to become effective, it must be able… Continue Reading...

Global Governance Human Security

The graduate program would educate and inform me on the political hindrances and best route to go about them. If freedom from strife and good governance are believed to be the main component of well-being, the path to incorporate them in a modern global governance structure is by identifying security more broadly. Human safety emphasis is on freedom from violence and individual security, rather thansecurity of the state. Just as violent clash is a reason of underdevelopment, we understand that violent clashes are no longer triggered, increasingly, by threats to state integrity. Currently, security is more readily described by the… Continue Reading...

Information Technology Goes on and on

viable for the company for which the author works. UNIT 6 DISCUSSION Topic 1: freedom of Speech The students actions were legal from both perspectives which is why they were not arrested. From the students' perspectives, their actions were ethical because they were helping people. From the transportation company's perspective they were not. Topic 2: Security Consultants (a) Companies hire perpetrators of fraud because the latter can prepare the company for future fraud attempts. (b) The ethical issues are that the company is actually hiring a criminal. Moreover, he is one who was fairly notorious for engaging in the fraudulent behavior… Continue Reading...

Coming Of Age with Bisexuality

to face. In yet another flashback to her home life when she was in college exploring her newfound freedom, Hernandez describes her anguish and desperately wanting to share her bisexuality with her family and straight friends, most especially her sister because of her fear about what they might think. Indeed, when she is alone in her bedroom she claims she is "near enemy territory." Given the otherwise-tight knit aspects of Latin American family life, feeling that her closest relatives are the enemy is reflective of the inner guilt she still harbored over her bisexuality at this point in her life.… Continue Reading...

Exegesis Of Pauls Letter to Philemon

like Philemon's servant or slave has done. This stress upon the idea of freedom and slavery ties in to Paul's request that Philemon accept his runaway slave Onesimus, who apparently committed a crime against his master. According to the text, Onesimus was converted to Christianity by Paul during his imprisonment. The man who was once a useless slave and servant is now useful. "Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me" (1:11). Now that Onesimus is redeemed, he is useful not only presumably as a moral man and servant but… Continue Reading...

Simone De Beauvoir Philosophy

are two main issues: the refuting of Cartesian dualism between body and mind, and the essence of freedom. From these two points, de Beauvoir also notes how the human being struggles with the ambiguity of existence, which is at once futile and meaningful, subjective and objective. The human being is socially constructed as well as self-constructed, seeing oneself in others, as others reflect back their image of the self. When others reflect ourselves back, that image is not pure. It has been tainted by the biases and worldviews of the other. Because of this, it can also be argued… Continue Reading...

Democracy or Not for Economic Development

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, but has been embroiled in civil conflict ever since. This instability has hampered the ability of the country to lay the groundwork for developing its economy. The evidence shows that there is a pathway to economic development, even for the least-developed country, and this paper will elaborate on what those steps might be. South Sudan is a landlocked country of 12.5 million people that split off from the Sudan in 2011. South Sudan is a multiethnic society, with different tribal groups living in the basin of the White Nile, which flows from… Continue Reading...

Hobby Lobby and First Amendment

was a criminal offense. The court argued that states that are consistent with the First Amendment should protect the freedom of speech as stipulated under the First Amendment. The matter before the court was whether a state would ultimately criminalize the act of cross burning on the basis that it is racially targeted. The First Amendment does not limit hate speech if it is conducted in a way that it does not cause harm. The freedom of speech is provided for in the constitution (Hartley, 1). President Trump will most likely choose a conservative for the position of the… Continue Reading...

Personal Versus Professional Values

is likely. However, those workers need to realize that faith, culture and so forth is the choice and freedom of the people involved so long as no abuse is being rendered or other laws are being broken. For example, many people believe that spanking is acceptable as a part of an overall discipline structure for a child. Others believe it is abuse and should never be happening. Regardless, a social worker has to go by what the law is and that is generally the idea that spanking is legally permissible so long as the child is not being struck… Continue Reading...

Moral Issues with Internet Privacy

the Moral Issues with Internet Privacy?). Further, "one questions whether it is freedom of information or the right to be forgotten" (What Are the Moral Issues with Internet Privacy?) One main component of the World Wide Web's nature which impacts users' privacy is the fact that it never forgets. Webpages with information about people usually remain online and, hence, searchable and accessible indefinitely, possibly impacting a given user's reputation negatively. In May of 2014, the EU held that its subjects possessed a right of being forgotten. It informed Google that it has to erase pages that were inadequate or irrelevant… Continue Reading...

Unfair Treatment Of People with Privilege

Privileged Child The concept of being an over-privileged child is concurrently amusing and unsettling to me. To an outsider, being an over-privileged child may appear to be a life of advantages and comfort and a life that is free of the worry and concerns of "normal" everyday life. I have no need to worry if I can afford to buy the latest fashions, and in the future I know I will not need to worry about paying bills. There are certainly many benefits, but like any life condition, there are also disadvantages attached to the situation, which may only be… Continue Reading...

How Democracy Leads to Tyranny

Political Philosophy II: Theories of freedom To answer the questions of why De Tocqueville and Mill think that democracy is a threat to the liberty of the individual and whether they are right, this paper will show that both De Tocqueville and Mill viewed democracy as a mechanism that could easily become tyrannical and thus overwhelm one's individual liberty. Considering that democracy in its various forms (direct, representative, constitutional) is capable of being corrupted (voters and/or representatives may be bribed, coerced, misinformed, misled, subjugated, harassed, mobbed,… Continue Reading...

Over Privileged Child

Privileged Child The concept of being an over privileged child is concurrently amusing and unsettling. To an outsider being an over privileged child may appear to be a life of advantages and comfort which is free of the worry and concerns of everyday life; I have no need to worry if I can afford to buy the latest fashions, and in the future I know I will not need to worry about paying bills. There are certainly many benefits, but like any life condition, there are also disadvantages attached to the situation, which may only be considered when the full… Continue Reading...

John Stuart Mill’s on Liberty

Political Philosophy II: Theories of freedom John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is one of the foundational defenses of liberal, democratic government. According to Mill, there are certain core principles "that should regulate how governments and societies, whether democratic or not, can restrict individual liberties."[footnoteRef:1] Mill wrote that regardless of whether a monarch, dictator, or even a democratic majority governed, the only reason to deprive others of their liberties was what he called the harm principle, namely, that "a harm, an action must be injurious or… Continue Reading...

Systems Development Process

the event that a program does have issues, there is no individual that can be deemed accountable (ConnectUS, 2016). freedom of Speech In 2008, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) obtained a temporary restraining order barring three Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students from publicly displaying what they claimed to be a way to get "free subway rides for life." Specifically, the 10-day injunction prohibited the students from revealing vulnerabilities of the MBTA's fare card. The students were scheduled to present their findings in Las Vegas at the DEFCON computer hacking conference. Were the students' actions legal? Were their actions… Continue Reading...

Health Services Internships at Langone Medical

a curse (a current in Western theology) but rather as a freedom, an opportunity, and a service. I found this tone and attitude at Langone to be highly inspirational and rewarding in the sense that it enabled everyone who participated in the organization to bring their best day in and day out. The positive lesson that I received from immersing myself among members of the organization at the center and imbibing their work ethic and organizational culture was that work is something that should receive the kind of care, attention and devotion that one would yield to any labor… Continue Reading...

Need for Strong Moral Character in Criminal Justice System Participants

For instance, policemen who put legislation into force and work within societal settings are empowered to snatch away citizens' freedom, undertake investigations, issue tickets and engage in covert operations. Arbitrariness may arise if police officials, who are criminal justice agents, aren't bound by ethical rules. The end outcome may be abuse of justice or erroneous lawsuits filed against governmental bodies themselves (Karimu, 2012). The concept of self-legitimacy has been identified as especially crucial. Officials who believe they are wrongly treated by their superiors display relatively low confidence in their organization. But in case of officials having higher self-legitimacy levels,… Continue Reading...

Solow Growth Model and Unemployment

needs to undertake good governance over the long run, and there needs to be greater freedom of movement for labour (as great as that for capital or goods), so that people are not forced to live in areas where growth options are currently poorer. The process of convergence occurs when capital flows from richer countries to poorer countries. The principle of convergence has driven efforts to liberalize trade, and in the past several years, there has been some empirical evidence for convergence. In particular, there is a lowering of the GINI coefficient globally, and a reduction of the number… Continue Reading...

Minority Women in the Oil and Gas Industry

(supposed to be) eons ahead of South Africa with its freedom and racial issues, the harsh realities were so much different. I quickly learned that "apartheid," "slavery," "segregation," or whatever we want to name it, even though no longer officially sanctioned in America, is still economically and socially very real. Today, I am employed in the oil and gas sector as a minority female entrepreneur, still fighting, but this time for economic freedom. In sum, I believe that by adding my personal experiences under apartheid will help me pursue research that will raise awareness, inspire discussion and compel action… Continue Reading...

Incompatibility Between Islam and Human Rights

of the UDHR is Article 18 that provides the freedom of religion, conscience and thought. The Article 2 also states that everyone is entitled to freedoms and rights to language, political and religion. Despite the stated principles of the UDHR, Islam does not recognize the absolute equality between men and women. After the ratification of UDHR in 1948, Saudi Arabia abstained themselves from ratifying the Declaration claiming that it violated the Sharia law. Entails, (1996) argues that Muslim countries have voiced their objections by pointing out that the international community cannot hold them responsible for the human right principles.… Continue Reading...

Terrorist Group Leaders

advancing their interests. Terrorist leaders may also indoctrinate their followers to view power, authority, notoriety, rebellion, freedom from social norms, and money as emotionally fulfilling. For terrorist leaders, organizational commitment is perhaps more important than anything else. They train their followers to be extremely loyal, secretive, and committed to the group's ideology and motives (Department of State, 2007). No one in a terrorist group wants to look less committed to the group than other members, oppose group proposals, or appear as a traitor. Indeed, signs of diminishing commitment or betrayal are often addressed with ruthless measures such as excommunication,… Continue Reading...

Katz V United States

general right to authorize the Court to freely hold all privacy-violating aspects as unconstitutional. History establishes that the freedom of reposing these powers at court is dangerous. Continue Reading...

Chinese Literature

and only for native Shanghainese" (Anyi 466). Her professional freedom is a very tangible form of female agency, especially for the nanny profession in which she is engaged. That freedom is also alluded to multiple times when the author mentions the various employers which Granny opted leave because she was personally dissatisfied with some aspect of her professional or personal life related to her clients. Again, the crucial facet of the sort of agency illustrated in "Granny" is that it revolves around the sort of independent autonomy which is not found in the other tale. Conversely, Ah Nee has… Continue Reading...

Confucian Virtues and Gender

fulfill a role that has been bestowed a role upon her without the freedom of choice in the matter, then this is deeply coercive and oppressive. The example of the Choson dynasty would serve as a good example as an interpretation of Confucianism that is oppressive towards women. The freedom to have self-determination over one's own future is a core tenant of the Feminist philosophy. Another tenet would be the equality of opportunities that are available to each of the genders. One example that has been provided relatively recently in modern examples is the ability for females to serve… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

leadership style to the situation at hand. For instance, what worked during Operation Iraqi freedom (OIF) may not necessarily work in a different combat environment or in the future. A lot has changed in the last one and a half decades or so, necessitating new or more advanced tactical, operational, and strategic approaches. Furthermore, what works during times of peace may not necessarily be effective during periods of crisis. During the latter, leadership may often be characterized by one-way communication and authoritative approaches. The relevance of situational leadership to the military further stems from the fact that military work… Continue Reading...

Greco Persian War

Persians led a cosmopolitan force, emblematic of their empire, which had religious freedom, tolerance, and incorporated many cultures. The Greeks, however, were a strong culture in their own right, and resisted the idea of subjugation by the Persians. Darius had requested that the Greeks submit to his rule, but Athens and Sparta agreed to work together to rebuff the Persians (Cartwright, 2016). The Persians had numerical superiority, and had captured a number of Greek islands on their way to the mainland. However, their arrows were light, and largely ineffective against Greek armor. The Greeks held disciplined phalanx formations, and… Continue Reading...

The Mysteries Of Udolpho Book Analysis

run away with her clearly shows Emily as a selfless person in that she did not think of her freedom but that of her aunt. Her motive was to stay with her aunt and understand what plans Montoni had in store for them having attempted to sell Emily to Morano before. The fact that Morano had accepted to buy Emily must have made view the two men as the same and there was no way that Morano would have convinced Emily that he was different from Montoni. Looking at the case, one can understand her decision and argue that… Continue Reading...

The First Amendment and Texas Law

the First Amendment in the Constitution protects it. The reasoning of the majority argued that the freedom of speech protects some of the actions that are seen by the society as very offensive. However, the outrage of the society is not a justification to suppress the free speech. The majority argued that the Texas Law discriminated upon the viewpoint in that it allowed actions that were respectful of venerated objects that include the burning of a worn-out flag (Holzer, 649). In Virginia vs. Black, the court ruled that such a statute was unconstitutional although the majority argued that a… Continue Reading...

Strategic Implementation

action to the personnel as they would not have the freedom to undertake their projects and instigate innovation (Smit, 2000). Another internal factor that would instigate changes influencing the choice for implementation is organizational culture. Culture delineates the behavioral customs, mutual practices, common outlooks and beliefs that dictate any organization. Culture significantly influences the organizational climate, which encompasses the mutual perspectives of organizational aspects such as decision making and customs and norms regarding work activities. In this case, if the organizational culture encourages a distinctive way of conducting activities at all time then the choice of implementation would differ.… Continue Reading...

Non Credit Programs on Workforce Education

absence of regulations and an entrepreneurship-style approach can be implemented. Institutions have the freedom to design programs outcomes in relation to factors like economic changes and rising employability skills requirements (Calotescu, Eccles, Hughes, Picciano, & Sidd, 2014). Learning is affected by adults' experiences in many ways. Individual uniqueness is engendered by adult experiences which provide an avenue for learning. Prejudices are created through experience which can mould, hinder or accelerate new learning. Also, adult experiences can be responsible for framing or even totally overhauling an adult's self-identity. It is not accidental that the Chancellor's office, the Academic Senate, the… Continue Reading...

Federalism and States Rights Regarding Drugs

Crow because of racial disparities in enforcing drug laws nationwide. Drug prohibition undermines constitutional rights to privacy and freedom. Because legalized drugs allows for federal oversight, drug quality testing, and diversion of funds for public health, the Canadian policy is far more sensible than the states' rights program being introduced piecemeal in the United States. Given the sheer number of states that have already legalized at least medical cannabis, though, it is possible that a new federal mandate to end prohibition might ensue. Philosophically and practically speaking, it does not make sense to perpetuate an ethically problematic federal war… Continue Reading...

Parental Authority Hobbes and Locke

owner. However, because the child or the servant can gain back freedom from the owner not meeting their needs, this is where servitude and slavery differ. There is a choice behind servitude and no choice behind slavery. He does confuse the two in Leviathan, when he introduces servants as slaves. " . . . there be two sorts of Servants; that sort, which is of those that are absolutely in the power of their Masters, as Slaves taken in war, and their Issue, whose bodies are not in their own power, and that are bought and sold as beasts"… Continue Reading...

New Testament and Christianity

character of the leaders and of the people, the nature of freedom from among the people, and the teachings that led the people to become who they were. He was condemned but this only made him more radical. Q18 Anabaptists were a radical religious movement that was developed forms the teachings of the Ulrich Zwingli and Martin Luther. They were too radical. Anglicans were the religious movement group, initially seen to come from England. Q19 At the council of the Trent, many meetings were held as many decisions were made concerning the Christian doctrine, yet the doctrine made was… Continue Reading...

Maya Angelou and Racism

but also own property. Any attempt to fight for the freedom of the race was met with police brutality and being jailed in the process. Angelou's use of words was unique and portrayed a person who was ready to make sure the American woman had her liberation and the blacks were given their freedom from discrimination. She dedicated her life to fighting the identity crisis and the racial discrimination that were the order of the day in her land (Arsenault and Freedman, 15). For example in the poem 'Still I Rise', she says: You may shoot me with your… Continue Reading...

Film Culture and Its Impact on Civil and Social Rights

Moreover, civil right movement fights for the fundamental human rights that include freedom of speech, religion, and movement. However, many people do not know their rights especially the minorities. Films and social media have become the powerful vehicles that propel people to demand their rights. [1: The Role of Film in Society.] Throughout the 20th century, African-Americans were treated as second-class citizens because of their historical antecedents with the general beliefs that they were forcibly brought from Africa and Caribbean as slaves. Thus, they were never treated equally with their white counterpart. During this period, African-Americans were stereotyped as… Continue Reading...

Career Planning Development and Management

Teens' Guide to College & Career Planning 11th Edition. New York, NY: Peterson's, 2012 Rega, Paul. 12 Steps To freedom: A Necessary Career-Planning Guide for Today's Job Market. New York, NY: REGA, 2016 West, Jonathan P. Career Planning, Development, and Management: An Annotated Bibliography. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis, 2017 Continue Reading...

Philosophy Questions

perceptions (Schnauder, 2009). Conceivably, there is a cogent middle position between these two extremes that would permit freedom and necessity to be reconciled. This perspective is referred to as compatibilism. Philosophers, such as Hume, hold this perspective and make the assertion that the majority of moral choices are an outcome of an amalgamation of external determined influences and an inherent act of desire or will. What is more, the argument made is that actual free will necessitates causality, devoid of which there would be uncertainty (Kane, 2011). Incontestably then, the conception of free will is incompatible with determinism. On the… Continue Reading...

Social Control As Displayed in the Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

the protagonist in the novel. It narrates a dystopia in which the freedom of women is restricted by men dominated society and the main tool used is the newly introduced Christian religion. The novel is centered on the freedoms of women, the women lives, procreation and the rights over their own bodies (Wisker G.). In the novel, the Gilead society, a new republic, is described herein in the perspective and narration of a woman called Offred, one of the so referred to as Handmaids who are seen as breeding tools for the Republic. The tenets of the Christian republic… Continue Reading...

Transparency and Governance

of Law, Transparency, and Accountability. http://unpan1.un.org/intradoc/groups/public/documents/un/unpan010193.pdf UNESCO, (2017). Media and Good Governance. http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/world-press- freedom-day/previous-celebrations/worldpressfreedomday200900000/theme-media-and-good-governance/ Shanab E., (2017). The Relationship between Transparency and E-government: An Empirical Support. http://subs.emis.de/LNI/Proceedings/Proceedings221/84.pdf United Nations Human Rights., (2017). Good Governance and Human Rights. http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Development/GoodGovernance/Pages/GoodGovernanceIndex.aspx Continue Reading...

Krispy Kreme Case Study

sell out to a company, the third alternative, to gain the freedom it needs to turn the company around properly. It can focus on how to leverage the positive brand associations that exist, but can also allow the company to step away from the scrutiny that comes from being a public company. There are strategic and tactical benefits to this, not the least is to start thinking more in terms of a long-term time horizon. The strategy can then focus on long-run growth moves, such as fostering brand growth, and slowly adding company-owned stores, instead of relying on franchisees… Continue Reading...

China and Confucianism Society

is truly impossible to say that the principles of Western-style democracy like equal rights and freedom of expression are actually counterproductive. The authors also seem to neglect talking about other Western-style democracies that are not as imbalanced as the United States, including most of Northern Europe and Canada. The authors are willing to acknowledge that there are some failures with the rigid social hierarchies of Confucianism but they do not spend enough time discussing these failures throughout the book and instead relegate them only to a few pages at the end. Making these failures of Confucianism an afterthought seems… Continue Reading...

Andrea Yates Case

the States, 2017). The rule gives the legislative authorities the freedom to choose between wrongfulness and criminality language options. Thus, the legislative bodies have the liberty to use more legalistic view of right and wrong. They may also apply a different standard in the form of morally inspired understanding of right and wrong. There are complications that arise in the evaluation of right and wrong. Individuals who, regardless of knowing that they would be condemned by society, believe that it would be the reverse, if the same society was made aware of what they "knew" are classic problematic scenarios… Continue Reading...

Children Going to Jail

the general sentiment that jail should "feel" like punishment when it comes to restriction of freedom, activities and so forth. At the same time, prisoners should not be mistreated and assaulted just by virtue of being there. If they initiate a fight or otherwise engage in violence, they should indeed be subdued. On the flip side, if they are treated like animals, they will often respond in kind. Some offenders that enter jail are already institutionalized and are otherwise conditioned to be used to jail and act in a violent and depraved manner. Gang members are a good and… Continue Reading...

Issues in the Field Of Neuroscience

federally-funded evaluation of the experiences of combat veterans. The participants were 500 Operation Iraqi and Enduring freedom combat veterans, some of whom had experienced at least one traumatic brain injury (King et al., 2012). The study utilized several data collection instruments like neuropsychological interview, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-Military Version, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Depression Inventory-II. The study found that Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory is valid and reliable tool for evaluating post-concussive symptoms. The effectiveness of this tool is attributable to the fact that its scores appropriately distinguished veterans with a history of TBI from those without such history. The… Continue Reading...

Cognition and Learning

the learning process, which takes place mostly at the basic level, involves freedom of a student in carrying out a function and finding solutions to problems on his/her own (Rahaman, 2014). The basic development level can be pictured as the gap existing between the ability of a student to solve problems individually and the ability to solve similar problems with an adult's supervision or working together with other better students. This theory postulates that the knowledge acquired through social interaction gets internalized. For instance, a student can learn and apply the rules of a game by observing other students… Continue Reading...

Understanding Voter Behavior Patterns

comes at a cost for whites, and that if we just give more money and freedom to big business and the rich, the poor and working class will somehow reap the benefits" (1).[footnoteRef:2] This way of thinking is not based on facts or sourced from research. It is based on growing negative sentiments that spark a need to act. [2: Sally Kohn, "Let Donald Trump Supporters Have What They Voted For | Time.com," TIME | Current & Breaking News | National & World Updates, last modified November 9, 2016, http://time.com/4564226/let-donald-trump-supporters-get-what-they-voted-for/.] Even though Trump had no real, sound economic policy… Continue Reading...

Recent American History and Pedagogy

the United States has cultivated and crafted an identity based on the tenets of liberty, justice, and freedom. Yet in practice, the nation has been an exercise in exploitation, imperialism, and racism. "From its inception the United States was an interventionist power that based its foreign policy on territorial expansion," (Westad, 2007, 9). As evidence, Westad (2007) cites examples from as early as Thomas Jefferson's intervention in African piracy, one of the earliest examples of American interventionism. The United States did go through periods of relative isolationism for its own self-interest, partly motivated also by international consternation of its… Continue Reading...

Why Music Matters and the History Of Slavery

.....music is important for "processes of personal and social integration," (1). This statement seems strange until we consider how music does affect our emotions, and also the way music plays a role in social settings. Therefore, music is more than just an abstract sonic art form. Music can serve symbolic roles, as in national anthems. Likewise, music can be used as a personal tool as when people wear headphones on the subway to create a sense of personal space and isolation. Music is also a social event, as when friends get together to form a band or when friends go… Continue Reading...

One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Kesey

Nest, Kesey shows that the key to mental health and wellbeing is personal empowerment and self-liberation. McMurphy represents freedom and liberation. He has been able to cultivate freedom because he has "no one to care about, which is what makes him free enough to be a good con man," (Kesey 6). Whereas the "Chronics" are the ones who are "machines with flaws inside that can't be repaired, flaws born in, or flaws beat in over so many years," McMurphy seems immune (Kesey 15). McMurphy has transcended the entire Combine and is trying to show anyone who will listen how… Continue Reading...

Labor Laws and Employment Contracts

salary of the employee at will. This limits the freedom that the employment-at-will doctrine gives employers. Besides the collective bargaining agreements, an employee may have an individual employment contract that is binding on both the employee and the employer. This individual employment contract also forms a basis for exemptions from the employment-at-will doctrine. The individual employment contract stipulates an employee's remunerations as well as the conditions under which such an employee's contract can be terminated (Butsch & Kleiner, 2011). As such, the law requires the employer to follow the provisions of the agreement. This limits the powers of an… Continue Reading...

Marbury V Madison Impact

held that drugs are not a violation of the freedom against unusual and cruel punishment given in the Eighth Amendment. In a recent event, the U.S. Supreme Court exercised its authority to proclaim that according to the Constitution, the people of the nation have the freedom of same-sex marriage. This was a 5-4 ruling which was made in 2015, June 26. According to Justice Anthony Kennedy, same-sex couples have respect for marriage and would like to be given equal respect by the law (Haworth, 298). Hence, that freedom is given in Constitutional law. The Marbury case has given the… Continue Reading...

Rise Of Ricers in the Car Culture Scene

mode of transportation, but rather like a symbol of freedom, individuality, expression, and uniqueness. The post-war baby boomer generation is the reason for the impact cars had on the generation. The baby boomers changed the car, and it became a "fashion statement" and this caused society to perceive the car differently. There was a deep love for cars, and a subculture was produced called "Car Culture." The youth were wholeheartedly involved in the car culture, and their interests and passion for this culture enabled the car to evolve into the most influential icons of the 1950's. The post-war era… Continue Reading...

Personal Philosophy Project

A New Model of Education: Development of Individuality through the freedom of Learning. Retrieved from Eruditio: http://eruditio.worldacademy.org/article/new-model-education-development-individuality-through-freedom-learning Meador, D. (2015). The Importance of Maintaining Professionalism in Schools. Retrieved from ThoughtCo.: https://www.thoughtco.com/the-importance-of-maintaining-professionalism-in-schools-3194680 Morin, A. (2015). The Importance of Self-Awareness for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues. Retrieved from Understood.org: https://www.understood.org/en/friends-feelings/empowering-your-child/self-awareness/the-importance-of-self-awareness O'Brian, A. (2012, March 21). The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools. Retrieved from Edutopia: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/community-parent-involvement-essential-anne-obrien Stafford, J. T. (2006). The Importance of Educational Research In the Teaching of History. CANADIAN SOCIAL STUDIES. Stosic, L. (2015). THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science,… Continue Reading...

Political Ideologies: Social Liberalism

Social liberalism debates that beneficial liberty is indispensable for global human freedom, especially for the poor. Therefore, the government should involve themselves in economic matters for the sake of the unprivileged members of the society (Adams, 2001). Social Liberals equally support the enforcement of agricultural reforms and land leases and are also in favour of a solid and well-controlled state. Were you surprised by the political ideology to which you belong? Why or why not? In the United States, the general situation is in conformity to the ideals of social liberalism which I have no problems… Continue Reading...

Police Community Relations

Answer the following questions for each video in paragraph form. Also for each video, provide a thought provoking question of your own for discussion and attempt to provide a response to it. Video one: Bill of Rights Overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXopINJmxkE Which amendment do YOU value most? I consider Amendment I the most crucial aspect of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. WHY? Amendment I safeguards the five most fundamental freedoms: speech, religion, assembly, press and the right of petitioning governmental bodies for righting any wrongs. The above safeguards were missed most by Antifederalists within the novel Constitution (Feinberg, 1987). Is our justice… Continue Reading...

First Amendment and Broadcasting Content

First Amendment rights are not absolute, particularly in regards to advertising. For example, there has been a great deal of pressure to regulate advertising directed at children that promotes unhealthy junk food. "There is a legal test for judging whether commercial speech qualifies for protection under the First Amendment. Called the Central Hudson test, it says that such speech must be truthful and not 'actually or inherently misleading'" and it has been argued that much of commercial advertising targeting children takes advantage of a credulous consumer's inability to tell the difference between truth and fiction (Bittman, 2012, par.11). In this… Continue Reading...

Two Greatest and Two Worst Presidents in Us History

Declaration of Independence's ethical value of equal right to freedom, pursuing happiness and life as sacred, regarding it as the foundation of the nation's democracy and as a spiritual master to serve in the long run. His dedication to a remarkable moral principle that described how to live harmoniously within an all-encompassing, fair and considerate society constitutes a universal, rather than relative, value going beyond culture (Scarlett, 2012). Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt has been widely acknowledged as one among the USA's greatest presidents who effectively steered the nation across the tricky period of the Second World War and the… Continue Reading...

Caliban and Prospero in the Tempest

Prospero requests. He is not an independent creature in and of himself and although he begs for his freedom, overall his obedience to Prospero is what distinguishes him from Caliban. He also never challenges Prospero's domination of the island. Overall, The Tempest is a play that validates colonialism in the persona of Caliban. Even though it allows the audience to feel some sympathy towards Caliban, by making Caliban such a terrible figure, including his attempts to rape Miranda, it is difficult for the audience to accept him completely. By making Prospero sympathetic, despite Prospero's actions towards Ariel and the… Continue Reading...

Veterans’ Mental Health Problems and the Affordable Care Act

this decision has serious repercussions for them. Indeed, at the time of the NFCMH's (New freedom Commission on Mental Health) launch in April of 2002, the then-President Bush affirmed that stigma associated with mental disorders was the key barrier to citizens enjoying the superior-quality psychological health services they were deserving of. The above finding is in line with the surgeon general's mental health report issued in 1999 (American Public Health Association, 2014). The report stated that the fear of being stigmatized prevented people from accept they were ailing, getting treated, and complying with their treatment regimen, thereby giving rise… Continue Reading...

Holistic Victim Restitution Plan

necessarily be as defaming as the conventional justice process or straight freedom. Surprisingly, when thorough studies were carried out on this topic, most notably the government-led assessment of the federal Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders demonstration projects, it was clear that this new approach towards criminal youths had no effect on their flair for crime (Visher & Weiburd, 1997). There has been advancement and also a noteworthy transformation over the last 20 years in the scheme and process involved in crime prevention better known as crime reduction. Nonetheless, there has been a larger focus on the normal criminal acts with… Continue Reading...

Edward Snowden Essay

global war on terrorism (Taking liberties in the name of freedom, 2013). The NSA routinely conducts espionage on foreign countries and world leaders, even those friendly to the U.S. (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The disclosure of XKeyscore, which allows the NSA to determine everything that a computer user does online (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The NSA attempt to decode encrypted data and sabotage Internet security (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The disclosure that an NSA team of hackers exists and what techniques they use (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The NSA had access to the Google and Yahoo data centers (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The NSA routinely gathers private citizens’ text… Continue Reading...

Performance Management and Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs

as used in business/organizational settings, can be directly related to current workforce concerns: the need for security and freedom from stress, social belongingness, self-esteem, self-actualization, altered work/social environments, and new opportunities for learning and self-definition” (Benson & Dundis, 2003, p. 315). The researchers showed that motivational theory provides management with the means of understanding workers, their needs, and what is required to support and/or incentivize them to perform at desired levels. Benson & Dundis (2003) concluded: “How does one motivate employees in the face of increased demands, particularly when they are being asked to meet these demands with fewer… Continue Reading...

Change Framework to Lateral Violence in Nursing Practice

patient. The second ethical challenge in the implementation of this change is the control of individual freedom of expression. People may have opinions about the way a person undertakes a given task or a particular process in general. They are entitled to their opinion and have the moral right to express such opinion. Therefore, suppressing such fundamental right is a violation of the people’s right to freedom of expression thereby unethical. The ethical dilemma in this implementation is to distinguish distinction between the freedom of expression and lateral violence. Therefore, it is important to educate nurses and other caregivers on… Continue Reading...

Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, As Founding Fathers

in a strong central government but one that promoted liberty and freedom. All three of these men were pragmatists in their approach to domestic and foreign policy. Each had to make compromises with their political opponents, even though doing so ended disastrously for Hamilton. Although each one pursued nation-building differently, their contributions are equally as remarkable. Works Cited “Alexander Hamilton.” Biography.com. Retrieved online: https://www.biography.com/people/alexander-hamilton-9326481 “George Washington.” Biography.com. Retrieved online: https://www.biography.com/people/george-washington-9524786   Continue Reading...

The Right to Privacy

the first amendment enables the free exercise of religion and freedom of speech. Without privacy, these rights are meaningless. If everyone were privy to everything one said, people would have to considerably limit their speech to keep from offending others or incurring their disfavor. Thus, there is an element of privacy involved in the freedom of speech, as well as in the freedom to practice religion. The fact that the constitution specifically outlines these civil rights roots means that the right to privacy is foundational to the constitution itself. 2. I definitely believe that there is a right to… Continue Reading...

Christian World View Ethical Dilemmas Of Pornography

himself – addiction. He now somewhat feels that his freedom to watch pornography is under threat. TJ, however, strongly believes that his act, which he always does behind closed doors, has no effect on others. TJ’s dilemma can be resolved with two perspectives: the Christian worldview and the atheistic worldview. The two perspectives offer conflicting solutions to the dilemma. On one hand, the Christian perspective prohibits pornography. Emphasising the importance of individual autonomy, the atheistic perspective on the other hand sees pornography consumption as an act individuals can choose to engage in or not, mostly because it does not… Continue Reading...

Gender Neutrality in the Military Women Combat

combat, and have died in the line of duty (Patterson). Since Operation Enduring freedom (Afghanistan), women have also been deployed as “fighter, bomber, attack, and helicopter pilots in all branches of the military, and aboard combat and support Navy and Coast Guard vessels,” (Klenke 38). Given that women already enjoy a strong presence on the front lines in the armed forces, it seems odd that there would be any controversy at all about the recent gender liberation of ground forces combat positions. Yet it was amid great public and military sector outcry that in 2013, the United States lifted… Continue Reading...

Understanding Hinduism and Buddhism

portrays the constant rebirth cycle that Hindu people may want freedom from at one point in time (Shipton, Coetzee and Takeuchi 130). Moksha has been defined as the ‘liberation’ or ‘freedom’ sought by many Hindus. The Upanishads has not given clear directions on how to attain the freedom or liberation, but certain things can be done to achieve ones sacred reality. Examples include showing people and animals kindness and having a generous spirit among others (Shipton, Coetzee and Takeuchi 130). Buddhism Three Marks of Existence Impermanence The mark of impermanence (Anicca) talks about living beings being subjected to death’s… Continue Reading...

Effective Classroom Management Techniques

proposed classroom management technique seeks to foster democracy because a culture of responsibility and freedom is promoted in the learning environment. As a teacher, I have comfortably adapted to using this model because it gives my students equal opportunities of interacting and responding to classroom issues. In the end, I can satisfy the needs of the majority. Since the environment is safe, their constitutional rights are guaranteed and rules applied are fair to all students. In such a classroom, all students are given equal opportunities especially in the formulation of programs and policies. Moreover, all students will be involved… Continue Reading...

Reforms Needed for Three Strikes Law

to gain and keep their sobriety. However, if they do not abide by the terms of their freedom, they should go to jail. If a person remains clean for three years, they can be removed from all restrictions. This would seem to be a good balance between not spending too much in public funds and keeping the public safe (Boyd, 2014). The just-mentioned tactic is something that could and should be used a lot more. This would be the use of probation and parole for non-violent offenders. Indeed, offenders can be regulated quite well without having them in a… Continue Reading...

Confidentiality Breaches & Informed Consent when Testing New Drugs

Confidentiality Breaches in Clinical Practice The confidentiality and privacy of patients are considered as one of the fundamental freedoms that they should enjoy and are safeguarded under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA). It is also a precept of the American Medical Association’s Code of Ethics and the Hippocratic Oath. The breach of confidentiality is unethical and illegal. Medical professionals are under the obligation of protecting the patient’s confidentiality. Confidentiality and privacy prohibit medical providers from unlawful disclosure of the patient’s information. Some of the inappropriate disclosures include discussing a patient’s case in the elevators or corridors,… Continue Reading...

The Influence Of William Shakespeare and Robert Burns

(Cairney, 2000). Burns was a key figure in the movement. He fiercely advocated for freedom and was vocal in challenging authority. Aimed at forging a better society, the movement inspired liberalism and socialism – it turned out to be a cultural revolution (Brown, 2017). Liberalism and socialism are values that have immensely shaped the Scottish identity. Indeed, it is, arguably, during the Romantic Movement that the Scottish national identity was born. Many historians have described Burns as a romantic poet, but he was more than that. He was at the same time politically radical – a socialist, a nationalist,… Continue Reading...

Feminism Article Review

is clear that most of the women believe they had more freedom than their parents or grandparents. Most of the women had initially indicated that men had more power and freedom than women, but during their second interview this perception had changed and they all seemed to have the same notion that men and women are equal (Hughes). Before the program, the participants believed that culture was the main determinant of these differences. However, after taking only one semester of the course, their perceptions were altered and they no longer saw culture as a hindrance. The author assumes that… Continue Reading...

Film Analysis N!ai, the Story Of a !kung Woman

portrayed as a happy society since bushmen had relatively no difficulties in finding food, had freedom, and had peaceful relations with others. This is demonstrated through N!ai’s early nomadic life that was characterized by hunting and gathering. Despite the relatively happy times from the tribe before the settlement, N!ai was dissatisfied with her husband who she married when she was still young. She struggled with the experiences of being a young girl who is still growing and encountering childhood fears as well as the struggles of being a wife at a young age. N!ai’s relationship with her husband did… Continue Reading...

Trade from the End Of the Axial Age to 1500 C.e.

in Egypt as well as exile during the rule of Babylonian times, they were given their freedom by Cyrus, who allowed them to rebuild their sacred temple, which they held until it was destroyed by the Roman emperor around the year 80 CE. The Jews were then dispersed and the Jewish diaspora contributed to the spread of Jewish beliefs across the globe. Prior to that, however, the Christian religion had formed and taken root not only in Rome but through the Middle East and other parts of the world, as Christian missionaries and the early Church Fathers went about… Continue Reading...

Role Of Privately Owned Media in a Democracy

government in the same way, and thus has far more freedom to investigate, report on and otherwise discuss issues pertaining directly to government leadership. The result is a more informed populace. It is this informed populace that is the critical element in a well-functioning democracy. Where people who vote are utterly uninformed, or misinformed about issues, their votes will not necessarily be a true reflection of their desires. For a democracy to function effectively, people need to be empowered with information to vote in a way that most supports the government that they wish to see. If this occurs,… Continue Reading...

Reflection and Research Essay on Augustine: Saint Augustine on Evil

questions of why God decided to give his creatures the freedom of choice. I have always sought to understand why God did not deny human beings the ability to make wrong choices that could ultimately lead to evil. The perfect God would have chosen to create perfection in human beings and hence deny them the power to engage in evil acts[footnoteRef:19]. Other philosophers have equally raised similar concerns in ancient times. Friedrich Schleiermacher explained his concern that a good God could give his creation the ability to choose evil[footnoteRef:20]. In his argument, Friedrich Schleiermacher stated that if the creation… Continue Reading...

Women in Positions Of Leadership in Business

and is not tolerable in a society that id dedicated to progress, freedom, and equality. Leaders who only improve their firm’s market share or value of their company’s stock will be soon forgotten; they are a dime a dozen. The leaders who inspire and uplift, and who become role models are the true carriers of the torch.   References Johnson, E. (2017). YouTube/s Susan Wojcicki explains why the ‘Google memo’ author had to be fired. Recode. 16 Oct 2017, https://www.recode.net/2017/10/16/16479486/youtube-susan-wojcicki-james-damore-google-memo-diversity-gender-kara-swisher-podcast “Susan Wojcicki,” (n.d.). Forbes lists. https://www.forbes.com/profile/susan-wojcicki/?list=power-women Wojcicki, S. (2017). Exclusive: How to break up the Silicon Valley boys’ club.… Continue Reading...

Religion in Plato Euthyphro

Even in a secular society like ours, it is important to conceptualize a set of universal values that can be codified in doctrines of human rights and freedoms. These universal human values and ethics can therefore undergird social norms and laws, preventing recourse to superstition and religion as excuses for human rights abuses. As modern society shifts towards a new moral order based on secular values rather than on religious doctrine, the concept of piety as it is elucidated in Plato’s Euthyphro is the most important concept to be integrated into the Socratic Citizenship Initiative. In Plato’s Euthyphro, both Socrates… Continue Reading...

How Important Is the Idea Of Equality to Each Theorist

is understandable as this triad nexus has violated people’s will and freedom. As a result, democracies were created in which the common man is allowed to take part in national decision-making. However, in a democratic system the community will govern governmental decisions, giving rise to a self-governing nation. However, Mills warns and asserts that in democratic systems, public opinion (i.e., the majority’s opinion) quells the minority’s views and demands, which is the severest kind of despotism. He aims at ascertaining the maximum societal force on a person such that personal freedom is not violated. He writes, “the government is… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Two Global Security Organizations

A plethora of private firms around the world offer customized security and risk management services. TAL Global and the Wexford Group are two firms that offer some of the most comprehensive security and risk management services, strategies, and techniques, interfacing between public and private sector and wielding power in a wide range of jurisdictions. Wexford Group offers services including operational advising, law enforcement support, program management, risk assessment, operations and intelligence fusion, development and fielding, and also recruitment, assessment, selection, and training (RAST) support for government agencies and private industries. TAL Global offers airport and aviation security, emergency preparedness planning,… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

American immigration policy and population patterns have changed in response to labor demands and economic forces, as well as shifts in American identity and social norms. Global forces have also shaped immigration patterns over the past hundred years. Anti-immigration sentiments have also strongly influenced immigration policies, with the most notable examples from a century ago being the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the Nativist movement of the 1920s (Young 1). Similar Nativist sentiments bubbled to the surface during the Trump administration, clouding constructive discourse on the role and status of immigrants in the United States, and the fundamental functions… Continue Reading...

Proposed Immigration Bill

unbridled capitalism. We need to continue welcoming immigrants, and providing pathways for their success. Within this framework of genuine freedom and liberty, we argue FOR Immigration Bill #1, but we do have some concerns with Title I. Here are the reasons why: We Disagree With Title I. We Propose the Following Changes: Regarding Sections A-D: The wall is a waste of money and so too are the doubling of border control forces and the other physical barriers that create a police state scenario. Is this the land of the free, is this a vision for a new America? No,… Continue Reading...

Cultural Diversity Issues

to the story of a 200-person march in 25-degree temperature weather in Chicago promoting “religious and cultural freedom and tolerance” (Moca, 2017). The march was called the Community Unity Walk and included speakers who addressed the crowd at Naperville Central High School, where the march concluded. The speakers addressed issues of diversity and a panel discussion was held which included an interfaith discussion that explored the similarities among the various religions—from Judaism to Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. While a march like this is helpful in raising awareness of diversity and how people from various cultures share common traits, beliefs,… Continue Reading...

Future Of the Wto

First” approach is a direct challenge to the WTO’s purpose of ensuring a concept of fairness and freedom in trade that focuses more on equitability than it does on guaranteeing old power structures. However, in the past, the WTO has been used not so much to protect emerging nations as it has to protect the interests of more powerful multinationals—such as those based in the West. This protection was provided by legal framework: Rodrik (2016) highlights how “China’s WTO accession agreement, signed in December 2001, permitted the country’s trade partners to deal with China as a ‘non-market economy’ (NME)… Continue Reading...

Les Miserables Light and Darkness Victor Hugo

long he had literally forgotten the beauty of the sun, light also represents freedom. He reflects, “Thou art free! the moment seemed improbable and unprecedented; a ray of vivid light, a ray of the true light of the living,” (Chapter 9). Jean Valjean leads the reader towards a renewed understanding and appreciation of freedom and liberty, also core themes of Les Miserables. Light also has a redemptive quality for Jean Valjean, who first receives the rejuvenating compassion of the Bishop and then later learns how to accept kindness on a deeper level. As he learns to recognize the goodness inherent… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

relatively small domestic terrorism risk. The United States, or any other open democracy with freedom of communications basically has no hope of entirely squelching the ideology. The only real way to "win" the war on terrorism is to crush the jihadist ideology itself. I am not a scholar of Islamic culture to the degree that I would know if this is possible. If one looks to history for an example, Japan is probably the best case example of a people that experienced a profound cultural shift away from violence. That shift may have been uniquely possible in Japanese culture.… Continue Reading...

Treating Adhd and Odd in Children

the taking away of an incentive for an appropriate period of time. The loss of freedom or of the opportunity for reward will help to get the child to think about what he or she has done to warrant the punishment and the desire to be back in “good graces” can stimulate the child to take ownership of his or her own feelings. It is important for the parent to remember, however, that this is not an overnight solution or one that can be expected to work in the same way that light comes on when a light switch… Continue Reading...

The Leadership Of Moses

his assistant. Moses also needed an ethical system to help direct the Hebrews in their newfound freedom and for that reason he was given the 10 Commandments from God. When Moses found that some of the Israelites wanted to continue to worship idols even after God has so clearly freed them from the Egyptians, he was angered and he broke the 10 Commandments and the ground swallowed up the wicked Hebrews. Moses then went back to God and obtained another set of 10 Commandments so that the Israelites would have a clearly defined set of rules and principles to… Continue Reading...

Why Facebook Is Banned in China

every aspect of the country’s life, allowing Facebook to have the freedom to come in and allow users to post whatever content they want without regulating or filtering it would be like allowing a Trojan Horse in through the city’s gates. And yet Facebook is not completely opposed to filtering content—not anymore. Since the election of Donald Trump to the White House in 2016, the left-leaning Zuckerberg has decided to start filtering “fake news” from the site (Snider, 2017). But what constitutes fake news for Facebook might not constitute fake news for all of its users. In short, Facebook… Continue Reading...

Death Penalty As a Deterrent for Murder

disorganization and theories of crime and delinquency: Problems and prospects. Criminology, 26(4): 519-552. Davis, A. Y. (2012) The Meaning of freedom. San Francisco, CA: City Light Books. National Statistics on the Death Penalty and Race. (2018). Retrieved from https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/race-death-row-inmates-executed-1976 Randa, L. (1997). Society’s final solution: A history and discussion of the death penalty. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. Rose, D. (2011). Only in the mind of the enemy: Can deterrence effectiveness be measured? National Defense University Joint Forces Staff College. Weaver, R. (1984). Ideas have consequences. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Unnever, J., Cullen, F. (2007). Reassessing the… Continue Reading...

Mlk Speech I Have a Dream Rhetorical Analysis

mentioned that this gathering was the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the US. He shared the dream that he had, not for self but for the black race and the American society as a whole and had assurance that one day this will come to pass. MKL Jr. managed to captivate the attention of the audience and the world at large through his speech by use of ethos that al would identify with, for instance pointing out that all mankind must have the freedom to be free and the access of justice by all in the… Continue Reading...

Texas Constitution

because Governor Briscoe sabotaged its efforts. A constitutional convention allows many benefits for freedom of discussion and allowing a free flow of all pertinent ideas. In this day and age, there’s no reason why the convention can’t be online or at the very last, live-streamed to the citizens of Texas. With today’s technology, there’s no reason why the convention has to be in person. A virtual convention might work just as well, while still allowing all interested parties to air their opinions. A virtual convention would allow the average Texan more knowledge about the process and what’s at stake, while… Continue Reading...

The Good and the Bad Of Capitalism

self-interests. It was Milton Friedman who once quipped: “a society that puts equality before freedom will get neither…. a society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” Capitalism, in essence, breeds economic freedom. Marx was also appreciative of the relevance of capitalism in the realm of innovation (particularly in technology) and continued production. It is, however, important to note that as per the Communist Manifesto, “owing to the extensive use of machinery… the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and, consequently, all charm for the workman.” The end results of an… Continue Reading...

Federalist Vs Anti-federalist Papers

Constitution, and desired guaranteed protection of a few fundamental freedoms for citizens, including freedom of speech (Martin, n.d.). In their opinion, the Constitution accorded federal courts excessive power, to local and state courts’ detriment. They contended that federal judges would be overly far away and thus unable to mete justice out to average citizens. According to Federalist Paper no. 51, the American government naturally prevented the formation of factions, thereby safeguarding its citizens’, rather than governmental authorities’, interests. The pro-ratification group – the Federalists – claimed there was no need for a Bill of Rights, and that enacting one would… Continue Reading...

The New Nation Jackson and Beyond

Declaration of Independence. On one hand, the new nation was supposed to be founded upon independence and freedom, as proudly proclaimed in the Declaration. But creating a functioning government under these terms proved challenging. The Articles of Confederation, the first governing structure over the colonies, had no executive authority. Eventually, the current US Constitution established a new and more successful order over the colonies but there was still resistance to the notion that federal authority outweighed state authority. Meanwhile, class tensions proved to be a challenge for the emerging police system. Without clear and established previous authority, exercising governance over… Continue Reading...

Formative Assessment Strategies for English Language Learners

minutes in length, embedded into the general lesson plan and are both free of grades, giving students the freedom to know that they can try and make mistakes without consequence. References Alvarez, L., Ananda, S., Walqui, A., Sato, E., & Rabinowitz, S. (2014). Focusing formative assessment on the needs of English language learners. San Francisco, CA: WestEd. Andrade, H., & Cizek, G. J. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of formative assessment. Routledge. Clark, I. (2012). Formative assessment: Assessment is for self-regulated learning. Educational Psychology Review, 24(2), 205-249. Colby-Kelly, C., & Turner, C. E. (2007). AFL research in the L2 classroom and evidence of usefulness: Taking… Continue Reading...

Joint Operations

Going forward, threats to U.S. national interests are likely to increase, even as the list of increasingly bold adversaries continues to grow by the day. Geopolitical shifts are also likely to threaten globe peace and order. Threats to the national interests of the U.S. could also be seen as threats to the country’s allies. Former secretary Carter once pointed out that thanks to the United States’ core interests, Israel is assured of “continued qualitative military edge, and why we’re working with our Gulf partners to make them more capable of defending themselves against external aggression” (Cordersman, 2015). On the basis… Continue Reading...

Utilitarianism and Environmentalism in Ethics

that stressed the value of higher human pleasures such as the pleasure inherent in learning, freedom, or peace. Once happiness or pleasure is established as a reasonable aim of all ethical theories, then all acts can and should be evaluated purely with regard to whether they cause happiness or whether they cause pain. An act that causes happiness has ethical merit or utility; likewise, an act that causes pain does not have merit or utility. Acts can also be ranked according to how much happiness they create within all affected persons, measured by the “greatest happiness principle,” (Mill, 2017,… Continue Reading...

Constitutional Law and the Rowan County V Lund Case

had a prayer policy that was aligned with Christian norms as well as the prevailing values of freedom and liberty in the United States. The policy pertained to the opening ceremonies before public meetings, which include the Pledge of Allegiance. During these meetings in Rowan County, individual commissioners were offered the opportunity to pray in whatever manner they preferred, have a moment of silence instead, or abstain from either. No commissioner or member of the public was required to pray; it was a voluntary provision. Yet federal courts recently ruled that Rowan County’s practices violated the First Amendment of… Continue Reading...

Slavery the Genocide Of Native Americans and Crime

Civil War and Reconstruction Question 2: What does the Civil War show that failed in the United States in this period? The Civil War and its aftermath showed that the United States failed to create a cohesive national character and ethical identity. The nation was truly divided, symbolized by the fact that Abraham Lincoln received not a single Southern electoral vote, and less than half of the popular vote, but still became President (Slide 5). The majority of Southerners allied themselves with the Southern Democrat platform, and failed to align their outdated beliefs about race and economic exploitation with the… Continue Reading...

Religion Bible and Paul and Story Of a Rabbi

most teenagers will feel an increasing sense of independence and personal freedom as they get older. Therefore, it is important to convey a strong Christian message about what freedom means, the different types of freedom, and the pitfalls of too much (or the wrong kind of) freedom. Galatians 5:1, 13-18 encapsulates the Christian concept of freedom. In fact, Paul states, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Therefore, we can focus our attention on the core Christian value of freedom. Christ wants us to be free and urges us to always consider freedom as a fundamental goal.… Continue Reading...

Capitalism Industrial Revolution and Social Change

Simmel (1971) also points out how the zeitgeist of the nineteenth century was the struggle between freedom and liberty on the one hand, and social order on the other. Sieyes (n.d.) points out the ways the Third Estate—the masses, the majority of people—started to perform the essential social, political, and economic services that had previously rested wholly within the power of the nobility and church. The empowerment of the Third Estate would not have been possible without the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution also changed social norms. Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is only one example of how the literature… Continue Reading...

India Government and Economics

Government Type India is a parliamentary republic, the largest democracy in the world with over a billion people and counting. Head of State The head of state is a ceremonial position occupied by the President. The current President is Ram Nath Kovind, and vice president is M. Venkaiah Naidu, positions held since July-August of 2017 (CIA World Factbook, 2018). The president is elected by an electoral college, which is comprised of appointed members of both houses of parliament as well as members of state legislatures (CIA World Factbook, 2018).The President serves for a five year term, and there are no… Continue Reading...

Is America in Moral Decline?

of crime and the escalating harshness of the response to it will sharply reduce Americans’ freedom of movement and peace of mind,” (p. 10). While both Bork (1996) and Hymnowitz (2004) make salient points in their argument, the latter provides a much stronger case. America is not in moral decline. References Bork, R.H. (1996). Modern liberalism and American decline. Hymnowitz, K.S. (2004). Our changing culture. Continue Reading...

Ancient Roman Civilization and the Gladiator Games

themselves so that they resembled modern day rock stars or professional athletes, even though they lacked status and freedom. The gladiators had their fan clubs and admirers. Graffiti could frequently be found around the city of Rome honoring them and their deeds in the arena. Their popularity prompted some who were not even slaves to sign up as gladiators—after all, it was a career that did not go unnoticed by the public, and if one was good at his job, he could enjoy the celebrity and fame that followed. Out of this environment, however, multiple purposes for the games… Continue Reading...

Legal Precedent Constitution Religion and Education

the role religion plays in school. Private schools have freedom to impart religion and religious values, but public schools are not because public schools are considered a public—meaning taxpayer-funded—service. Public schools are therefore governed by the Establishment Clause. On this matter, the courts have remained fairly constant, although there are some cases that demonstrate the different ways the Establishment Clause may be interpreted (or misinterpreted, as the case may be). In fact, the Establishment Clause has long been misunderstood and teachers and students both have more leeway than they might realize to practice faith in school. The ACLU (n.d)… Continue Reading...

Girl Power Feminism

they are in some way doing something that is “good” for women—liberation, aggression, freedom, whatever handle they want to attach to it. What they don’t say is that this liberation is just a fad, too. The novelty wears off. The act grows old and routine. Miley and the other girl power feminists are not really doing anything special for women by twerking on stage, exposing themselves in public, or acting immodestly. Modesty is a virtue—i.e., a good habit to cultivate. Explaining that in this day and age, however, has become very difficult because no one wants to hear that… Continue Reading...

Women in 20th Century Canadian Society

the women themselves. Some seized these opportunities as a way to forge a higher degree of freedom for themselves. Other women only reluctantly engaged in work outside of the domestic sphere, still believing that “men’s jobs” belong to men. This period was instrumental in forming rights for women and greater liberties, eventually leading to the appointment of the first female senator in 1929. Essentially, from the research conducted, I feel that I have illuminated many of the nuances in relation to the overall research question. Of course, it is impossible to comprehend how every woman in Canada felt about… Continue Reading...