Anav Pradhan (GP2)
Can breaking the law ever be justified?
Imagine a world without those brave people who dared to not abide by the law and fight for a right. A world without Gandhi would be a world without independent India; without Mandela there would be white superiority in Africa; without free
“Some Laws can be broken, some laws may be broken, and some laws must be broken.”
As citizens in the modern society, we are all restrained by the law. Laws are created to maintain order and to monitor actions and work. They were created to govern us, and at the same time provide us with safety
There were times in history when breaking the law was justified: great leaders like Gandhi and Martin Luther King broke the law and changed the world for the better.
Breaking the law is morally justifiable and acceptable when the law in itself is iniquitous and if that law violates human...
Can breaking the law ever be justified?
Any country or a place has its set of rules or laws. They are made in order to keep the place safe and peaceful. Some may have a set of rules while others may have rules that are open to changes and additions. These rules are set to govern people and...
ENG 151 (9061)
April 9, 2013
Defining the Elasticity of the Law
In what situation would breaking the law become plausible? What circumstances will justify a person’s actions when they decide breaking the law becomes a necessary matter? The variables are
Not all decisions that are made are black and white or blatantly laid out in terms of good and bad. Often, the most important decisions are choices between the better of two options. The decision to go to war in Iraq was not an easy conclusion but it was one that was made with best intentions. It
Question 4 Basing your arguments on the decision of the House of Lords in A(FC) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKHL 71 and the article by W.L. Twining and P.E. Twining ‘Bentham on Torture’ at vol. 24 Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 305, what is morally wrong with torture?
Essay: Do you respect the law? Is it ever right to break the law?
Throughout the world today, all citizens have a lot of duties to respect but the most important is to
respect the law.
However, we can ask ourselves if we always respect the law. And more importantly, if we b
When are we justified in breaking the law?
In the case of Socrates I believe him breaking the law was justifiable, although I don’t
believe what he did was really breaking the law especially today in modern government. Today
we are free with our speech, press and free to do what we want withi
In March of 2003 the United States of America invaded the Middle Eastern nation of Iraq. Under many pretenses, the stage was being set for this invasion, one reason calling for the invasion was that Bush administration and its officials assured the world that the Hussein regime was producing weapons
Law Does Not Drive Us, Reason Does
February 21, 1997
Is an individual ever morally justified in breaking a man made law? I
firmly believe the answer to this question is yes. If the question was stated
as, is an individual ever legally justified in breaking a man made law
Ethics and Law
Many people have argued that ethics can not be taught. Some believe that human
values and a person's conduct being based on right and wrong is simply a characteristic
that is unique to each person seperately. I believe that ethics can be taught. I believe this
The Socratic dialogues deal with the definition of certain types of virtue, and how these specific virtues (for example, courage or piety) fit in to the overall definition of doing good and living by the correct moral standards. The dialogues of the Apology and the Crito deal with the trial and sent
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so.”
Assignment: Is it ever right to break a law?
Law is an ancient procedure. It refers to a system of rules , set by a society to maintain order and protect persons and property.With evolving
MORALITY AND LAW
Before distinguishing between morality and law, one should understand the term law. Basically, there are four kinds of law: statues, regulations, common law, and constitutional law.
Statutes are laws enacted by legislative bodies. The law that prohibits theft is a statute. C
Our practice of punishment seems to require justification. It involves society deliberately inflicting suffering on some of its members. When private individuals steal, or kidnap, or kill, we generally say this is wrong; but when a criminal is fined, imprisoned, or executed we deem it quite alright.
THE LAW OF MOSES VERSUS THE LAW OF THE SPIRITHow the New Covenant Differs from the Old Introduction The law of God is surely a revelation of the very character and personality of God. Yet the scriptures appear to many to be filled with contradictions
Nigeria: The Road North
Would Lawal’s stoning be murder or simply a just execution? What is the difference?
Why do some people disagree over whether smoked oysters taste good? Why do some people like tattoos and body piercing but others find these personal expressions ugly or distasteful? Why
after the fact
- after something (a crime etc.) has occurred
We were told, after the fact, that the company would not give any money to the fire victims.
an act of God
- an event or accident due to natural causes for which no human is responsible and which could not have been avoided by planni
Within every society there are rules and duties that the occupants of such a society are bound to follow from the moment they acquire legal responsibility over their actions. Adherence to these laws is a commonly accepted and abided by fact, nevertheless, without questioning our potentially mindless