Punishment: A Majority Social Norm

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I believe we punish different viewpoints because it may not be considered a majority social norm. By this I mean that a large group of people creates a social norm for the situation based on common thoughts/ perspectives. I feel that once an individual or group agrees a common idea, then nothing will change their opinion. This mentality will then lead to punishment of the individual who has the opposite viewpoint, because some people may not like to admit they are wrong. A current issue that may play into this situation is President Trump (and his followers) and his travel bans. This event comes to mind because President Trump has a tunneled view and opinion regarding certain races, ethnicities, or genders. Anyone who opposes his mindset will

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