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Due Date: 21 November 2014
Ethics Worksheet #3c (At Home): Spartacus and Roman Slavery
Instructions: For this worksheet, which will complete your work for Case Study #3, I want you to think about how the principle of moral agency applies to a complicated modern case. Your essay should be between 500-750 words. At the start of the film, the narrator describes the Roman Republic as being “fatally stricken with a disease called human slavery” and suggests that, ultimately, it was Rome’s reliance on slaves that led to its fall several centuries later. The film was deliberately engaging with America’s own history of slavery and the controversial role of slaves in building up the American republic into a world power. In your view, what is currently the biggest social problem that threatens the survival of the American republic? Defend your position with reasoned arguments (not assertions!)
“Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems” – Timothy Murphy. Mr. Murphy obviously has a very strong opinion regarding immigration but he is not wrong in his description. Immigration, in my opinion, is the biggest social issue that could threaten the survival of the American republic. Some of the reasons that I believe illegal immigration will lead to its downfall are that it hurts the economy, puts a burden on taxpayers, and can bring in violence, drugs, and terrorists.
Illegal immigration is and will continue to hurt our nation’s economy. These illegal immigrants will work jobs for less money than naturalized citizens will. This in turn, creates a higher unemployment rate for Americans. In turn, unemployed Americans get upset that people who are not legally allowed to be here are taking their jobs which will cause turmoil in the nation. As well, illegal...
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