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As we are all aware of, the United States of America has ruled that the legal drinking age is twenty-one. Many citizens, including myself, believe this to be preposterous. We all have our reasons for believing which side of the line is best, and this essay includes mine. I know that some of you may believe that twenty-one is a suitable and responsible age. Some of you may even go so far as to say that it should be set higher than that. A few individuals I know would say that the way "kids" act today has determined their fate to have to wait several years after becoming an "adult" to purchase alcohol legally. While I understand that some members in my age group have shown their ludicrous ways, the majority of us are going to college trying to make something of ourselves. But that shouldn't prevent us from having a little life experience along the way. In 1984, the United States government ruled that the states would either change their minimum legal drinking age to twenty-one, or the highway departments would suffer cuts in budgets. Since then, many people have argued for or against this act, but the battle still continues. Even professors are adamantly involved in trying to get the age lowered. Dr. Ruth Engs, Professor of Applied Health Sciences at Indiana University states, "Currently, we prohibit 20-year-olds from sipping champagne at their own weddings (Engs and Hanson 1)!" A wedding is a time of celebration. Shouldn't a bride and groom who were considered old and mature enough to get married be considered as such to consume an alcoholic beverage or two? In the United States, one is considered an adult at the age of eighteen. Those persons are allowed to be eligible to vote, purchase tobacco products, get into dances or...
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added: 01/02/2013
One controversial debate in the United States concerns the legal drinking age. Some believe the drinking age should be reduced from 21,and others believe it should be remain the same. The minimum legal drinking age varies from 0 to 21 around the world. In my opinion the National Minimum Drinking Age Act should be changed to allow 18 to 21 years olds the ability to purchase and consume alcohol. The legal drinking age sometimes causes more problems than it prevents. First, it is necessary to question this law. Why is 21 the magical age that makes one intelligent and mature enough to consume alcohol? We all know some people under 21 who can drink responsibly , and some over 21 with no hope of ever drinking responsibly. Today's teenagers face more responsibility and are treated more like adults than their parents were. This makes the 21 restriction seem out of date. At 18,people are considered adults. If it is legal for 18 years old to drive cars, fly planes ,vote,marry,pay taxes, take out loans and risk their lives in the armed forces then should be legal for them to drink alcohol. Today's legal drinking age is unrealistic. The bottom line is responsibility. If drinking alcohol in moderation is acceptable, society should teach responsible drinking rather than set an age limit. In our values as parents and educators, we have a responsibility for the socialization of our children, for preparing them for life in the world. We should be brave enough to tell them the truth, that moderate drinking need not lead to abuse; that drinking can be done in an appropriate civilized way without shame and gilt. I fully believe the drinking age should be lowered because the current age has no real basis. With the focus on education about safe drinking instead of restriction,...
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added: 01/17/2012
Congratulations, it is your eighteenth birthday! You are now legally mature enough to sign contracts, fly airplanes, serve in the military, serve on juries, vote, and hold public office. So why are you not able to sit down, relax, and have a nice cold beer after launching nuclear weapons at your job in the military? There are only seven countries on the entire planet that have a drinking age of twenty-one. Most countries have lower drinking ages, and many countries do not have a drinking age limit at all. So why does the American government feel that it is necessary for this age limit? A popular argument raised when discussing this topic is drunk driving. If the age limit was decreased to eighteen, would this age group be mature enough to avoid driving intoxicated? Well, I believe that if you can hold the responsibility to be part of a jury, that can sentence someone to the death penalty, then you are fully responsible to make a decision whether to drive drunk or not. The truth is, as researchers David Levy and Peter Asch state it, the "minimum legal drinking age is not a significant-or even perceptible- factor in the fatality experience of all drivers or of young drivers." An in depth study proved that raising the drinking age simply transferred lost lives from the 18-20 bracket to the 21-24 age group. Raising the drinking age in America to twenty-one has not done its job (YouthRights.com). The government Chase 2 needs to look at the problem of drinking and driving openly to find better options for dealing with it. Your mind and body develop all throughout your life. A twenty-one year old is no different from an eighteen-year-old; just as a 42-year-old is no different from a 39-year-old. Maturity is a gradual process that continues...
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added: 01/18/2012
On November 10, 2001 the world ultimately granted China membership into coveted trade organization, the WTO. Not since Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms of 1978 has China made such a giant leap toward the creation of a market economy. The World Trade Organization (WTO) finally opened its door on Saturday to China, the world's most populous ?C and one of the most robust ?C economy, sending a positive signal to the world economy loitering on the brink of a full-blown recession?(Xinhua, Financial Times) With the completion this fifteen year negotiation, China will now be forced to abide by international trade regulations so as to completely open its doors with ten years. WTO membership will provide countless economic benefits to China's burgeoning economy but the initial adjust period will certainly cause massive unemployment and possible political unrest. With economists projecting that if current growth rates continue the Chinese economy will surpass Japan, China is on the brink of dominating the Asian economy. Although there are many circumstances that may derail this progress, the Chinese now have the tools necessary to develop the powerhouse economists have been citing for the past decade. China's entry into the WTO was particularly slow (fifteen years of negotiating) for a variety of disparities; from trade barriers to individual market reforms. During negotiations the American delegation was particularly stringent on removing China's tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. For instance, so as to protect China's infant car industry, the government established a one hundred percent import duty on all foreign automobiles. Non-tariff barriers such as quotas and licensing also made business difficult for foreign companies. To purchase foreign appliances Chinese citizens were often forced to purchase a license to have the unit installed. These anti-competitive devices needed to be abolished so as to comply with the spirit of fair competition...
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added: 03/16/2011
No matter what point in time, whether it be the first days of man's existence or the present day, conflict and dispute has always existed between fellow man. Throughout time, improvements have been made in the methods of settling their disputes. Medieval Icelandic society exemplifies some of the various methods that have been used to settle conflicts through its unique legal system. Depending on the situation and those involved, the settlements ranged from savage blood feuds to ordered sentences of compensation or outlawry by members of an ordered assembly called The Althing. There are many examples of these conflicts incorporated into the three Viking sagas: The Tale of Thorstein Staff-Struck, The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey's Godi, and The Saga of the People of Laxardal. Surprisingly, medieval Iceland contained a well-organized legal system. This was comprised of a decentralized self-government including free farmers with positions of chieftains, thingmen, and their slaves. Early Iceland was divided into several districts, each containing three chieftains. The Althing, a general assembly that was held every year, contained people of every district and every position and discussed various cases, their settlements, laws, legal codes, etc. Disputes that were settled legally followed certain guidelines and rules that were determined at The Althing. A previously and well prepared case was presented in front of the general assembly, composed of chieftains and thingmen, by an individual chosen to defend the accused and one to prosecute the accused. Basically, each side had to give reasons and provide witnesses to convince the jury to punish or request compensation from the accused, or to dismiss the entire case. The court then made a ruling and decided a sentence or amount of compensation. In Hrafnkel, Sam presents a case against Hrafnkel in front of The Althing to avenge his cousin Einar's killing. Sam presents his...
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added: 01/19/2012
"After reading Twelve Angry Men we feel confident in the American legal system." Do you agree with this statement? In your response discuss how the playwright positions us to think about the jury system. Reginald Rose's cynical examination of the legal system in Twelve Angry Men by no means leaves the audience with any feelings of confidence in its procedures. Regardless of whether each member of the educated audience (such as befits the medium) has his/her's own opinions of the judicial system of democratic countries, the playwright moulds a seemingly uncomplicated situation through the dramatic elements of dialogue and language, set and character to entice a response shattering any preconceived faith in the judgement of right and wrong. Rose's use of setting serves a dual purpose of practicality and symbolism in developing his theme of the ambiguity inherent in America's legal system. The static environment of a jury room simplifies the presentation of the material but most importantly limits the focus of the play to the characters and their relationship to the assumptions we have in achieving justice. Not only are assumptions questioned but also our values. The "drab, bare room" with few comforts (only old props), to the jurors even during hot days reveals how little value is placed in the role and power of the juror. This in itself decreases the value of the legal system. The power of the system, symbolises by the jury room, is subject to human value. All the power of the judicial system culminates in the hands of twelve ordinary people, who we can only trust to be fair and serious. It is through the dialogue and language that the composer attempts to evoke a negative response. The fast paced conversational language of the jurors, interspersed with light banter, highlights naiveté of the jurors. Rose then...
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added: 01/17/2012
Aristophanes is a comedy writer, whose surviving plays are dated from 425-388 BCE. The Wasps is his 4th surviving play, which is a satirical comedy, attacking the Athenian jury system and law courts. As a playwright at this time Aristophanes would have been a Greek citizen with high status and good education, but with a lot of money to be able to stage these plays. Aristophanes would have been writing, aiming specifically at his audience. Although anyone in Athens could come to see the plays they would all know about the law system, and the contemporary issues and events. However, many people today watch, and read, Aristophanes' plays, including The Wasps and still enjoy them. These people realise it was written for a different culture of people, yet they still understand and enjoy he plays, and find humour in them. Aristophanes is a satirical writer. The Encarta World Dictionary defines this as "the use of wit, especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule, to attack the vices and follies of humankind." In the Wasps Aristophanes is attacking the jury system of Athens, but he also includes jokes directed at contemporary figures and events. These jokes would have no meaning to anyone unfamiliar with the time the play was written. An example of this is in Xanthias' dream, he sees an eagle turn into Cleonymus and drop a snake which turned into a shield. This is a reference to the rumours about Cleonymus, and the fact that he dropped his shield in battle, to run away in cowardice. Anyone who didn't know this story wouldn't know why Sosias broke into his tale saying, "Don't tell me - the snake turned into a shield and he dropped it!" Yet, once again, modern audiences can guess that this is a reference to Cleonymus being a known coward. Although the jokes would not have the instant affect they would on the first audience, modern people would understand the jokes. The Wasps is a political satire,...
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added: 02/04/2012
{D} EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN ACHIEVING EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IN SOCIETY. As I have already stated, women have come a long way in the fight for equality. With numerous legislation, only some of which I have mentioned above, the legal system of today has been effective in striving to achieve equality for women. Although women and men are still not posed as wholly equal, the role of women over time has most definitely changed. Consider this statement: "The role of women in society has not changed, particularly in the domain of the family. Women are still unequal, under the thumb of men, with the sole burden of child rearing and housekeeping. The legal system has failed to make substantial changes in correcting these inequalities." I wholeheartedly disagree. The role of women in society has indeed changed drastically. Women have gone from being considered as stupid, housebound, child rearing objects for their relevant man to own, to in some instances holding high positions in a traditionally male dominated work environment and having the choice to marry and/or have children. With the advancement of trade unions and lobby groups, anti-discrimination acts, affirmative action in the workplace and equal access to education to say the least, the legal system has obviously addressed the problem of inequality between sexes. Women have come from having very little rights at all, to having the same access to morality as men. Some men would argue that women are not under the thumb of men, in fact in some relationships the situation is on the contrary, and the woman is the dominant force. The above statement declares that a woman still carries the sole burden of child-rearing and housekeeping. In most modern homes, the workload is usually shared between husband and wife when the matter of housework arises. With the occurrence of maternity and paternity leave granted by most workplaces in our society, the so-called 'burden' of child-rearing is shared between parents,...
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added: 12/08/2011
There are plenty of reasons why to withhold the information from the public, but the challenge of a progressive authority should whenever possible to act with a transparency and honesty. The main reason to withhold information is the fear from criticism and attack. While a vague political statement might leaves everybody satisfied a lucid plan would always cause disagreement and debate. Another reason could be to cover mistakes and corruption: he who does not know does not bother. And finally there is the fear from commitment, if you are a local chief and you show a plan to reduce the crime rate in 30% within a year. If you wont follow the plan you would lose your credibility. Although all the above is true a modern authority shared the information with the public. A progressive society would not be satisfied with vague information on one hand and would demand debating and take part in the decision process. To create a confident relation with the public a honesty is required. The dialogue between the authority and the public through the media would finally create better decision that would be accept with greater alacrity than a decision taking without debate. The challenge is to create a system that support sharing information to their advantage. Finally I would like to add that the challenge is also for the media and the legal system. The media should disclose the array of ideas in an objective manner and avoid from being a stage for demagogy. The legal system should be efficient to avoid long delay in the execution process. Is the public ready? Are the media and the legal system ready? I believe that at the end they would. --...
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added: 01/27/2012
The insanity defence was bought into action in 1843 to protect those suffering from a mental illness/disease at the time of committing a crime, however society's growing indignant attitude towards these offenders is both destructive and detrimental to the reputation of the Queensland Legal System. The insanity defence is misconstrued by the general public, and viewed as a weak argument-an easy way to get "off" criminal charges, this is not so. Section 27 of the Queensland Criminal Code 1899 (see appendix) clearly states that an offender is not criminally responsible for his/her acts if at the time they were lacking capacity to understand due to mental illness. Although how is the contrary proven? Without specific guidelines stating what is/isn't a mental illness, without psychological and legal forces joining together to create a comprehensive addition to the current code, the insanity defence remains a grey area for all involved. Therefore the lack of uniformity leaves it open for exploitation and misuse, this view often represented by the media and thus by the general public, who in turn sit on the jury and decide the fate of mentally ill offenders. The Queensland Legal System needs to standardise S26/27 of the criminal code act regarding what is and isn't a mental illness and should consequently be covered by the code, before any more damage is done to the reputation of this very important and necessary contention. Is the insanity defence being abused in the Queensland Legal System? The insanity defence was first utilized R v M'Naughten (1843, England). Daniel M'Naughten suffered paranoia and believe the Prime Minister at the time was part of a plot to persecute and kill him. M'Naughten then killed the Prime Ministers secretary, believing it to be him, and pleaded insanity at the trial. At the trial it was said, "he...
pages: 7 (words: 1895)
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added: 01/04/2012
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