Is There Justice In Our Court?

Is our justice system just? 6th Amendment- "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature …

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What Has Violence Accomplished?

“What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet. No wrongs have ever been righted by riots and civil disorders. A sniper is only a coward, not a hero; and an uncontrolled or uncontrollable mob is only the voice of madness, not the …

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Will you stand up? Or stand by?

Standing up or standing by -- It can be difficult to do the right thing, especially when you’re young and under the influence of others. When have you stood up for someone or for a cause? It can be small, like telling your brother to stop squishing ants, or something bigger, like volunteering for something …

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Superstition & Fantasy

Children often believe in superstitions or play games that involve dares. Did you have any childhood fantasies or create stories to explain things that frightened you? What memories do you have of dares or daring others as a kid? What do you think about your superstitions and those dares now?   Although I had trouble …

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“Good deeds Never Go Unpunished.” -Clare Boothe Luce

"Good deeds never go unpunished." -Clare Boothe Luce I think this saying means that whenever you do something nice, with a good intent, something bad always happens to you as a result. I do not agree with this statement because there are so many other factors in life besides just what you do. The world …

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Are You Not Able To Describe Something?

BT- Reading post for section VII Is there a word for: "I don't know how to describe this because I don't have the right words. How exactly should I explain this?" That would be helpful. Have you ever not been able to describe something? Not able to find the right word? You aren't alone. I …

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