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  • Young St Just's Inaugural Speech
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    In this report, I will briefly summarize the arguments that St. Just put forward in the first of the two speeches he had given in front of the Convention during the trial of Louis XVI. It occurred on 13 November 1792, and it was young St. Just's inaugural speech. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristics of St. Just's speech were its theoretical bent, its abstract spirit, and magnificent (or intolerable, depending on one's taste) aura of moral self-righteousness. Already in this speeches w...
  • Is There A Moral Obligation To Obey The Law
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    'Must we only obey a just law; should we obey a law because it is just to do so; or else can we not obey at all?' ESSAY The questions that shall be answered in this essay are 'Must we only obey a just law?', 'Should we obey a law because it is just to do so?' and 'Or else, can we not obey at all?' Before we can answer these questions it is important to establish what is meant by the term 'just'. 'Just' in this case means 'morally just', I think, but differences of opinion exist as to its meaning...
  • Problem With Just And Unjust Laws
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    Questionable Laws & People In the article's of "Crito", by Plato, and "Letter from Birmingham Jail", by Martin Luther King, Jr., two writers make a case over whether it is moral or not to disobey laws. The question to be answered in our final paper asks whether we agree with what the Laws say about if Socrates was to escape and why we feel that way. It also asks how we think Martin Luther King would have responded to the judgment of the Laws of Athens. In this paper, I will address these questio...
  • Citizens And The Laws
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    In the dialogue 'Crito,' Socrates is faced with the proposal of from prison. In the following conversation he tries to establish whether an act like that would be just and morally justified, eventually concluding that by rejecting his sentence and trying to escape from prison he would be committing unjust and morally unjustified acts. In the end he decided to acc pet his death penalty and execution. Socrates did not come to this conclusion easily or without reasoning. His decision to escape from...
  • Teenager A Curfew Law
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    Curfew Law There are many laws passed in today's society that have a foundation for protecting our youth. Of course, many of these laws are a target for controversy, but one these laws seems to have found itself at the top of the list. This law, in many peoples opinion, is a direct violation of our rights as American citizens. Some believe that this is a gateway law that gives the government the ability to become even more overbearing and suppressing to society in general. However, there are als...
  • Unjust Law
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    Each society has its government, each government owes its citizens justice and each citizen owes responsibility to follow the rules of the government. The existence of numerous laws not only provides security and civilization for the society and avoids anarchy, but it also offers certain individual rights and protects the privilege of the citizens. It is true that " There are two types of laws: just and unjust. Every individual in the society has a responsibility to obey the laws, and even more ...

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