Essay on Week 7 Assignment

918 Words Feb 19th, 2016 4 Pages
Matt Bagwell
Week 7 Assignment

1) “Imagine someone placing your head in a stock. As you stare helplessly ahead, unable to defend yourself, your head is pulled back. Your lower eyelid is pulled away from your eyeball. Then chemicals are poured into the eye. There is pain. You scream and writhe hopelessly. There is no escape.
“This is the Draize Test. The test which measures the harmfulness of chemicals by the damage inflicted on the unprotected eyes of conscious rabbits. The test that…cosmetic firms force on thousands of rabbits to test their products…. A healthy society does not inflict violence on the powerless; does not pursue ‘glamour’ at the expense of innocent animals.—The Millennium Guild, The New York Times, advertisement,
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I doubt that anyone thinks that everyone has a right to come on campus and recruit…. It is unlikely that many of us would want to let the Mafia come and recruit, for example. That’s because they have a reputation for killing. The military services have such a reputation as well. Essentially, when one signs a contract with the military, one signs oneself into bondage, pledged to kill on demand…. It may be said that the Mafia analogy is a spurious one, but certainly not to the many victims of the U.S. military since WW II.”—Roger Haekins, Daily Guardian, University of California, San Diego (May 15, 1999)
First off let me say that this statement made me angry in a way that is very rare for me. I served in the military and I can tell you right now that at no point did anyone say, “Hey wouldn’t killing people be a fun thing to do?” I believe in the First Amendment but what this guy says is idiotic.
Both the military and the Mafia have a reputation for killing people. Military recruiters should not be allowed to be at school campuses as people sign their life away to go kill people.
Evaluation: The military allows killing on demand when people sign themselves into bondage.

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