Essay on Immorality of Assassinating Political Leaders

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More than thirty-five political leaders have been assassinated since 1825. The assassin and the political leader had different beliefs and ways they thought the government should have been run. It is thought by some, that assassination is the wrong choice to make when it comes to differences in beliefs. There are many reasons why people have different thoughts and actions on controversial subjects. Many people believe that killing is the wrong choice to make because it goes against our legal system, and it leads to social and political chaos. Lastly, killing is never justified based on religious beliefs. First, one of the reasons many people believe that assassination is wrong, because it goes against our legal system. Abraham Lincoln …show more content…
More than thirty-five political leaders have been assassinated since 1825. The assassin and the political leader had different beliefs and ways they thought the government should have been run. It is thought by some, that assassination is the wrong choice to make when it comes to differences in beliefs. There are many reasons why people have different thoughts and actions on controversial subjects. Many people believe that killing is the wrong choice to make because it goes against our legal system, and it leads to social and political chaos. Lastly, killing is never justified based on religious beliefs. First, one of the reasons many people believe that assassination is wrong, because it goes against our legal system. Abraham Lincoln survived many crises as our leader such as creating American goals and facing the worst war in U.S. history by ending slavery while the United States was split in a civil war are just a few of his strong challenges. “At 10:22pm, a shot rang through the crowded Ford Theater. Booth, one of the best known actors of the day, had shot the president from the rear of the presidential box” (Holzer). Abraham Lincoln’s assassination is an example of how killing is illegal. John Wilkes Booth, the person who killed Lincoln, was later shot by a soldier hours later, after as he was trying to escape. As one of the greatest achievers of all time, his death also considered one of the greatest assassinations. Not only is killing another man against the United
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