- Limiting Death Row Appeals
Limiting Death Row Appeals
03 February 1997
The Constitution of the United States outlines the rights of a person
accused of a crime. The individual has a right to a trial and to be judged by a
jury of his peers. When the result of a trial is a guilty verdict and the
individual is sentenced to death, the individual has a right to appeal the
verdict and the sentence. At the present time, there are virtually no limits on
the number of ap...
- Nuclear Weapons
A major problem concerning the world today is the disposal of nuclear weapons. With the Cold War, we have seen a massive build up of nuclear weapons, and no, that we are no longer in a state of global warfare, what is to be done with them? As a result of the build-up in nuclear weapons during the cold war the world is now facing major environmental problems trying to deactivate them, and in addition major debate are occurring on the policies of disarmament and deterrence as s...
- Comparative Politics
Comparative Politics, typically defined as the study of the internal politics of nations other than our own, is
a diverse and complex field. There is no one central tendency or approach which dominates this area of
inquiry within political science: various theories, concepts, issues and methodologies are evident in the
field. While it is recognized that no simple classification can be made of the literature, we are encouraged
to be aware of contrasting approache...
- An Explanation Of Terrorism
An Explanation of Terrorism
After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned many
interesting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of
protest has been around since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a
terrorist is not to do damage to one peticular person or place, but to gain
publicity for an idea they support. (page 1) Evidence of this can be found by
looking at the recent past of the United States. The Oklahoma bombing was one
- Divine Law, And Human Law. The Pursuit Of Happiness Is A Search For The Good
divine law, and human law. The pursuit of happiness is a search for the good
life, which is composed of virtuous actions and falls under the realm of divine
law. Generosity consists in giving neither too little nor too much. Aristotle
also describes intellectual virtue and moral virtue, which correspond to the
soul, or as Aquinas classified it, part of the Eternal law. The effort to
perform virtuous acts creates the desire to do the right thing for its own sake
and also creates practical wis...
- The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
The Right To Keep And Bear Arms
Thursday, 19 August, 1996
"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" (Bill of
Rights, Article II).
This seemingly simple phrase is probably the source of more debate and argument
than any other single sentence in American history. The argument is not black or
white, pro or con. Rather, it encompasses many shades of gray. At the one end of
the spectrum you hav...
- The Political Career Of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics
2. Emergence in National Politics
A. The Hiss Case
B. Nixon's Political Obituary
C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate
3. The 37th President
A. Nixon's Appointment's
B. Foreign Policy
1. Nixon's plans for Europe
C. Domestic Policy
- The Longest Day
The Longest Day
Few of God's miracles cause protests in the "scientific" community like the
account of Joshua's long day - when God made the sun and moon to stand still.
But science and modern technology have done more to verify this phenominal
biblical fact than they have to refute it.
Common sense would say it is impossible for such a major disruption to occur and
not totally destroy the precise, perfect balance in the solar system. But given
a God, who created the heavens and the earth, who...
- The Federal Bureau Of Investigation
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
To uphold the law through the investigation of violations of
federal criminal law; to protect the U.S. from foreign intelligence
and terrorist activities; to provide leadership and law enforcement
assistance to federal, state, local, and international agencies; and
to perform these responsibilities in a manner that is responsive to
the needs of the public and is faithful to the constitution of the
U.S.: this ...
- Freedom In The United States
Freedom in the United States
No other democratic society in the world permits personal
freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the
last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have
developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms
of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree
to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions,
some members of society may be guilty of v...
- American History
Immigration and Discrimination in the 1920's
Beginning in the early nineteenth century there were massive waves of
immigration. These "new" immigants were largely from Italy, Russia, and
Ireland. There was a mixed reaction to these incomming foreigners. While
they provided industries with a cheap source of labor, Americans were both
afraid of, and hostile towards these new groups. They differed from the
"typical American" in language, customs, and religion. ...
- The Power Of The Judiciary
The Power of The Judiciary
When the founding fathers of our country, and by that I mean the
Federalists, were creating the system of government for America, they knew that
a separation of power would be necessary to protect the American people from the
evils of a monarchy or dictatorship. In doing this, they created the three
branches of government; Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. The plan was to
have the Legislative make the laws, ...
- Analysis Of The Immigration Problem
Analysis of the Immigration Problem
The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a
lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine
and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes
in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone
in Sri Lanka was extended by eight years because the number of people
dying from malaria suddenly declined.
This was a great human achievement. But we cut the d...
Children play king of the mountain with the stronger players trying to
keep the weaker ones from taking possession of the top of the hill. One of
Golding's many themes expressed in Lord of the Flies is power. In
comparison to society, the island consists of democratic, authoritarian, and
spiritual power. Sitting in a throne may give a person power, but it does not
give them complete authority.
Democratic power is shown when choices and decisions are shared
- Abortion: Pro Choice View
Abortion: Pro Choice View
Abortion is a growing issue in America among women and their right to
reproduce children. Approximately one to three million abortions are done each
year. Women get abortions for many reasons such as for rape, teen pregnancy and
Rape is one of many reasons that cause women to choose abortion to end
their pregnancies. What to do about their pregnancy is mandatory, although many
or them felt they were end...