Robert G. Ingersoll

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  • Reflection On Service Learning

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    Service Learning Final Reflection “We rise by lifting others,” said Robert G. Ingersoll. I was very literally lifting others during my service at the YMCA. To specify, I was lifting children (when required). Literally lifting or not, the quote still rings true. A person can become better by putting someone else in front of themselves from time to time. This idea is exemplified in service learning where both the individual and the community benefit from the individuals helping of others. For this

  • Willy Loman Unrealistic American Dream

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    Former American Lawyer and politician Robert Ingersoll once said, “In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.” Ingersoll states that all actions have the same general result, people do not get rewarded nor punished, but instead they suffer from any plausible repercussions of these actions. As Willy Loman in “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller tries to pursue his own american dream, he leaves behind a series of consequences due to the decisions he makes throughout

  • The Case Of Elonis V. United States

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    Judiciary Assignment While, reading the case, Elonis v. United States, I was astonished to see that someone would post something so explicit, offensive, and inhumane. Basically, the case of Elonis v. United States is about a man named Anthony Elonis who is an upcoming rapper and used his stage name, Tone Dougie. His Facebook page consisted of him posting disturbing rap lyrics. Even though Elonis was going through a divorce with his former wife, which did not stop him from writing and posting crude

  • John Paul Stevens: US Supreme Court Justice

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    Justice Stevens John Paul Stevens served as associate justice of the Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. Throughout his judicial career, Stevens exercised a liberal view in the courtroom and often displayed judicial restraint to the United States Congress. Justice Stevens was appointed by President Ford in 1975 because of his judicial experience and personal confidence. While serving as Associate Justice, Stevens provided opinions on many subjects including the death penalty

  • Obergefell V Hodges Pros And Cons

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    In this article, political implications are given emphasis. To begin with, the same-sex marriages lead to a democratic disrespect. Chief Justice John Roberts emphasized the point as he opposed the idea in the Supreme Court (Powell, 2015). Concerning the precedent round of litigation Hawaii, Rosenberg and Klarman’s source emphasis has been a significant negative legislative response in Congress and state

  • Masterpiece Cakesham Case

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    Justice Sonia Sotomayor would most likely stick with the argument that this is discrimination of gay Americans, most likely quoting Employment Division, Department of Human Resources of Oregon v. Smith during the proceedings. Chief Justice John G. Roberts would most likely maintain that Masterpiece Cakeshop was not in the wrong. The real decision on whether or not Mr. Phillips was right in refusing to produce a wedding cake for the couple would come down to Anthony M. Kennedy. As Kennedy often takes

  • Social Controversies In America

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    Most people in America would agree that America really needs help. There are so many controversies, do we make America great again or do we go with the first female president? The Story of “Utopia” by Thomas More presents many of the social problems that America is also facing, but this was far before America was facing these issues. Thomas More is not only the writer of the story, but is also a character in the story. In the story he goes to Flanders and starts talking to this man named Raphael

  • Obamacare Essay

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    National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius Life was different back in the 1880s. The telephone had just been invented, James Garfield was president, and doctors used heroin and cocaine as medicine. Alas, many doctors knew very little about medicine. Oftentimes unsafe and unsterile practices were used on patients. The NY Times reports that, “At least a dozen medical experts probed the President [Garfield]’s wound, often with unsterilized metal instruments or bare hands, as was

  • Clarence Thomas is just the second African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court. Until

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    Clarence Thomas is just the second African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court. Until the very recent confirmations of both Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, for the past twenty-five plus years, Thomas had been the last conservative to be named to the current court, which is the complete opposite of his predecessor Justice Thurgood Marshall. Thomas’ confirmation hearings have gone down in history as those containing the most drama. His hearings would produce such intense arguments

  • Fred Phelps Is The Leader Of The Westboro Baptist Church

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    Name and Citation: Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U. S. ___ (2011) Facts: Fred Phelps is the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church which is considered to be extremist. Phelps and his followers believe that God punishes those who are tolerant of homosexuality. Since, the United States has a high tolerance of homosexuality, they believe that the United States is damned. The military also has recently become more accepting of homosexuals in their ranks, thus the Westboro Baptist Church pickets many military