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  • White Male Citizens
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    Friends and fellow citizens: I stand before you tonight under the indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election without having a lawful right to vote. It shall be my work this evening to prove to you that in thus voting, I not only committed no crime, but, instead simply exercised my citizen's rights, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any state to deny. In 1872 Susan B. Anthony broke the law by v...
  • Citizens In Rousseau's State
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    For one to be a good citizen, there are certain expectations a person must follow to achieve this goal. While many people have their own ideas of what makes a good citizen, there is little consensus to exactly what this would be. Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in their books The Leviathan and The Social Contract, create a system of political governing where the citizen plays a certain role and has certain expectations to carry out this role for the governmental system to work properly....
  • Citizens Use Guns
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    The Second Amendment vs. A Police State The United States of America has taken drastic steps in taking away the American peoples God given rights and Constitutional rights. The United States government is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, for the people. There are very clear signs of a cancerous growth within our government and the citizens of America need to take preventative measures to ensure the freedom for which our founding fathers fought and died. I am speaking of ...
  • Parents And The Citizens
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    Socrates Paper The duty between a citizen and the law and vice versa has been a challenging question that many individuals have been trying to answer for centuries. Throughout history many philosophers, historians, writers etc. have tried and to some extent in their best opinion come up with an answer. Plato, who through Socratic dialogues of the human soul provides a window for understanding the nature of the state, made one such attempt. In his famous dialogue, the Apology, which is a defense ...
  • Aristotle States About The Features Of Citizens
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    Aristotle discusses the ideal state and citizens. In his ideal state, Aristotle states about the features of citizens and answers the question of " who sould be citizen". The concept of citizen is very important in his ideal state, because according to Aristotle citizens have the fullest sovereign power, and it would be ridiculous to deny their participation in the state management. Aristole's inspiration is from biology. It depends on teleology. Teleology is about purposefulness. Everything has...
  • Obligation To Die For The State
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    Travis Randall Travis Randall PS 208 1/31/00 541-21-0093 "The Obligation to Die for the State" In his essay Michael Walzer discusses the political obligation citizens have to their state. In order to have a running community and society you have to work together and make difficult decisions. These decisions can alter you and the people around drastically in both positive and negative ways but are necessary to have a working "State". It's not only hard decisions but obligations you have to your s...
  • Citizenship And The Guest Workers
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    So You Want To Be a Citizen: What Michael Walzer Thinks You Should Know Jason Pyrz PLS C 100 Essay #2 Prof. Mayer 11-5-97 Jason Pyrz Page 1 of 5 Distribution of membership, in this case citizenship, has its own set of rules. Wrong or right as they may be, Michael Walzer, author of Spheres of Justice, has his own theory on the way things should be. Since the idea of membership is a fairly easy and universal idea to grasp, for the purposes of this discussion, we will look at citizenship as politic...
  • Guns From Law
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    Seeing the glass half full, our forefathers saw the good in man. In their eyes all men are created equal and are inherently good. The Second Amendment states: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Generating over 22,000 laws regulating firearms, gun control advocates see the glass as half empty. This pessimistic attitude causes them to believe that man cannot behave responsibly and therefore...
  • Citizens In Rousseau's State
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    The States of Hobbes and Rousseau For an individual to be considered a good citizen, there are certain expectations they must follow to attain this objective. In their books The Leviathan and The Social Contract, Thomas Hobbes and Jean-Jacques Rousseau create a system of political governing where the citizen plays a certain role and has certain expectations to carry out this role for the governmental system to work properly. Both men have quite different opinions in regards to the roles of citiz...
  • Formation Of Their Ideal Citizens
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    Two traditions that epitomized the beginning of Western Civilization were that of the Greco-Roman state and the ideology of Christianity. These traditions were the cornerstone for values and beliefs that epitomized early civilizations. Their conceptual representatives elucidated the ideals and beliefs of these associations to the modern world through writings and other works. Pericles, Marcus Cicero, and St. Paul are but a few of these individuals who gave a glimpse into the aforementioned assoc...
  • Mr Koch On The Other Hand
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    Should the President Be Allowed to Detain Citizens Indefinitely in Wartime? 1. Mr. McCarthy uses Jose Padilla as an example of a citizen detainee and his designation as an "enemy combatant". Stating that in certain circumstances such measures are necessary to prevent ongoing investigations and intelligence information from being compromised in a court of law if such a person were to be presented in court with a court case. Mr. Koch, on the other hand, states that it doesn't matter what happens a...
  • Citizen's Excellence
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    Aristotle On Excellence In Leadership Essay, Research Aristotle On Excellence In Leadership "But when a whole family, or some individual, happens to be so preeminent in excellence as to surpass all others, then it is just that they should be the royal family and supreme over all, or that this one citizen should be king. ' (1288 a 15-20) The key to Aristotle's quote is hidden in his definition of excellence. In Aristotle's context excellence refers to the excellence of a citizen "relative to the ...
  • Aristotle's Definition Of Citizen
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    Aristotle's Definition Of Citizenship Aristotle's Definition Of Citizenship Essay, Research Paper Aristotle's Citizenship In book three of his compilation, The Politics, Aristotle mainly discusses three types of constitutions. However, discussion of a state's constitutions begs the question of the definition of its citizen. Aristotle concludes that the citizen ought to be defined as? those who participate in [an unlimited office]? (170). Aristotle later goes on to claim that the? unlimited offic...

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