The Moral Framework I Disagree

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The moral framework I tend to personally abide by is act utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is the ethical concept that the actions that lead to the most pleasure are moral and good, whereas those that lead to pain are an immoral evil (Boss 23). When making decisions, I contemplate the advantages and disadvantages of each option presented before acting upon it. In addition, I consider those who would possibly be affected by my decision both positively and negatively. Like utilitarianism, I choose the option with the least amount of negative consequences. I am typically inclined to follow a selfless framework, however, occasionally I must put myself before others depending on the situation. For example, school is always top priority over my social life. When I choose my social life over school the consequences are profound. Usually this increases my work load and then leads to painful amounts of stress.
Capital punishment is an important social justice issue because the United States is the only remaining Western democracy that actively uses it as a punishment method, and two-thirds of the countries have realized it is immoral (Boss 223). The constitutionality of this issue was questioned in the Furman v. Georgia Supreme Court case in 1972. The case determined that it was indeed unconstitutional because it contradicts the United States’ values declared in the Constitution by denying civil liberties that are stated in the Eighth and the Fourteenth amendments (ACLU). The Eighth
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