Proposition 62, also known as "The Justice That Works Act of 2016" is an initiative statute, proposed by the California Secretary of State. If passed, it would amend parts of the Penal Code regarding the death penalty. Overall, it's proposing to abolish the death penalty as the highest punishment for first degree murder and replace it with life imprisonment with no parole. In addition to that, it would require the persons guilty of first degree murder to work while imprisoned and give payment towards victim restitution.
In my opinion, the United States Constitution when it was first written was not just, however, after ratifying the Constitution throughout the years it has become a just document. When the Constitution was first written, it did have good points but, it still allowed slavery and did not allow women the right to vote. The 13th amendment which abolished slavery in the United States was not ratified until 74 years after the Bill of Rights was ratified. African American slaves were also not considered a whole person because of the ⅗ Compromise. Women were not granted the right to vote until the 19th amendment which gave all United States citizens the right to vote was ratified in 1920 which was 129 years after the original Constitution was ratified.
Slavery is the act of owning people and giving them nothing but restricted freedom and exhausting laborious jobs. Most of the slave states were in the South, including Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware. The free states were in the North including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin. It was determined if a state would own slaves or not through the Missouri Compromise, most of the slave states justified their need for slaves because or the amount of work that had to be done in
Detainees were kept in jails that needed power, supplies, and more. The Eighth Amendment protects individuals from "cruel or abnormal discipline." By keeping detainees in these conditions does not go against the Eight Amendment because the storm was not meant to be a punishment, it was something uncontrollable. Under the assumption that the officers did not get through their crisis preparation or departure arrangements, which brought about the detainees being kept in said conditions.
At the start of a new year, everyone makes a resolution to change something or make it better. This year, I have three resolutions I want to focus on; working harder in school, staying active, and to think more positively.
Following the beginning of the Civil War while Abraham Lincoln was positioned president, a strategy to preserve the Union during the Civil War allowed Blacks to fight besides whites. Thou President Abraham Lincoln always despised slavery; he knew that most of the world did not find the act of humane imprisonments abhorrent. Abating his own personal feelings and morals concerning slavery, Abraham Lincoln did not decide to push forward the abolishment of slavery at that time. As the war progressed and thousands of slaves joined the northern armies in battle in mid-1862, Abraham Lincoln was convinced that the abolition of slavery was now a sound military strategy. (__) As the war continued to use slaves in battle and successfully having won the Union Victory at the Battle of Antietam in Maryland, President Abraham Lincoln announced the
California Proposition 62, the Repeal of the Death Penalty Initiative, is on the November 8, 2016, ballot in California as an initiated state statute. California is one of the 30 states in which death penalty is legal. This referendum plays a vital role in deciding the criminal system justice system. There exist many arguments from the people in support and in opposition of this proposition. People in favor of the Proposition 62 are mostly former death penalty advocates, while the people in opposition are the ones who have been the indirect victims of some worst criminals. The question raised by this proposition is similar to the issue raised in Just Mercy, which talks about problems in the American justice system.
What is the Safe Amendment ?, the Safe Amendment is to protect us from the terrorists of the “Blood For Blood Movement”(who believe that America is the source of evil, so must pay). They have taking credit for the massacre of 12, in the Washington D C Airport. This Amendment states that Congress shall have the power to establish special military courts solely for the prosecution of persons accused of terrorist acts. Such courts shall not be required to observe the provisions contained in Amendments IV, V, VI and VIII of this Constitution,Congress shall have the power to ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of all handguns and concealable weapons within the territorial boundaries of the United States, and finally that Congress shall have
The Missouri Compromise has impacted America today greatly for many reasons. One of the few reasons include, “It marked the beginning of the … conflict over the extension of slavery that led to the American Civil War.” (Encyclopædia Britannica, Missouri Compromise) Currently territories south of the Ohio River and the Mason Dixon Line were considered pro-slave states. A significant portion of Missouri is north of the Mason Dixon Line, but many citizens of Missouri were still slaveholders.
Aside from school funding and protecting Children’s Healthcare, Proposition 55 will also maintain low taxes for families whose income is low. Proposition 55 will only keep higher taxes on the rich because as many say, they are able to afford it. According to Protecting California, these high taxes will only “apply to singles that make $250,00 and couples who make $500,000 or more a year.” (Protecting California) This shows that it really does only tax higher to those who really are able to afford it. Voter’s Guide is also stating how it will, “Only affect the wealthiest Californians who can most afford it, ensuring they continue to pay their share of taxes.” (Voters Guide) Ergo meaning that, the high taxes being taxed will indeed be paid because
The topic that I will be investigating is the legalization of Marijuana by California Proposition 19. Proposition 19 was on the 2010 ballot in November. It would have legalized for any individual over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, just like alcohol. Marijuana has been viewed as bad since the 1920’s, even planting,
If I were capable to travel back in time to the constitutional convention and argue for a change, I would argue that the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendment should be higher up in the constitution near the first amendment. This is because of all of the discrimination that we are still having today in society. If we have these amendments first it would mean that everyone is equal and have the same freedoms. This is a problem in today’s society; even though everyone is equal, African Americans still believe that they are truly not equal.
Decades after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the United States continued to deal with European encroachment on their territory. A group of young congressmen, known as the War Hawks, were land hungry and favored war with Britain in hopes of true liberation and independence. Add filler here using Cochran ref. In the year 1799, a man named William Henry Harrison was elected Delegate to represent the land North-West of Ohio in Congress (Brief Sketch, 10). During Harrison’s term as Delegate, the state of Indiana formed from the territory he represented and was appointed Governor of Indiana. In order to continue westward expansion and attract settlers, President Jefferson encouraged Harrison to extract land treaties from numerous
What is a better way to explain Amendment eight? Then to give an example, you might already deal with it. Amendment eight deals a lot with the courts, bails, fines, punishments. By law some excessive bails are not required in some case. But more the less, A citizen it is reasonable for any of the fine, bail and any punishment they give you. Amendment ninth pertained to the federal courts only. The amendment ninth it was written into the bill of rights to protect ourselves (citizens) from a government that just uses their power for no good. Over the year’s amendment ninth has been one of the heard the most. The tenth amendment is about power. I’ll give you an example; amendment tenth gives power to the United State or to the people. Amendment