Insanity Defense

The insanity defense dates back to the first recognized case treatise in 1581. It stated, “If a madman or a natural fool, or a lunatic in the time of his lunacy do [kill a man], this is no felonious act for they cannot be said to have any understanding will.” In the 1700s, they came […]

Vaccinations

With the recent outbreak of measles in Disneyland, vaccinating children has become quite the controversy. Should vaccinating children be a law or is that against the constitution? Essentially, what scientists have managed to do over the years, starting with Edward Jenner and cowpox, is make these diseases endangered. If everyone got these vaccines, these diseases […]

Corporal Punishment and Capital Punishment

Corporal punishment is the act of chastising a person who has committed a punishable act. On one end of the spectrum, you have the death penalty. On the other, you have spanking your children. In between those two vastly different things, you have things like mutilation, torture, flogging, caning, ect. Trying to pick a side […]

Assisted Suicide

One thing argued plenty about in today’s world is euthanasia, also known as assisted suicide. To give a brief definition, assisted suicide is the act of a person (typically a doctor) helping another person to die. The act itself is completely consensual between both adults. I feel very strongly about people being able to have […]