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Politicians should vote according to their beliefs, without worrying about whether their constituents agree with those beliefs
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a politician should take into account the beliefs of constituents when voting. Discuss what you think determines whether politicians should vote according to their beliefs or those of their constituents.
Creative inspiration, rather than careful planning, often results in the best solution to a problem
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which careful planning might result in the best solution to a problem. Discuss what you think determines whether creative inspiration or careful planning can best solve a problem
Concerned individuals are often better than the government at solving society's problems.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the government might be better than concerned individuals at solving a social problem. Discuss what you think determines whether the government or concerned individuals will be better at solving social problems
The object of education should be to teach skills, not values.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the object of education might be teaching values rather than skills. Discuss what you think determines when the object of education is to teach skills and when it is to teach values.
There are as many versions of history as there are historians.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the account of a historical event might not vary from historian to historian. Discuss what you think determines whether or not the recording of historical events depends on the historian doing the recording.
An orderly society must never compromise in matters of law.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which an orderly society might justifiably compromise in matters of law. Discuss what you think determines when an orderly society should compromise in matters of law and when it should not.
A law must be enforced to be effective.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a law might not be enforced and still be effective. Discuss what you think determines whether or not a law must be enforced to be effective.
In advertising, truth is irrelevant
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which truth in advertising might be relevant. Discuss what you think determines when truth in advertising is irrelevant and when it is relevant.
Progress seldom comes from the deliberations of a group. Rather, progress most often comes from the creative thinking of individuals working alone
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which progress might come from the deliberations of a group rather than the creative thinking of individuals working alone. Discuss what you think determines whether the deliberations of a group or the creative thinking of individuals working alone will result in progress.
No matter how oppressive a government, violent revolution is never justified.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which violent revolution might be justified. Discuss what you think determines whether or not violent revolution is justified.
Students should be more interested in the process of learning than in the facts learned.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which students might be more interested in the facts learned than in the process of learning. Discuss what you think determines when students should be interested in the process of learning and when they should be interested in the facts learned.
country must use its natural resources in a way agreeable to all its citizens
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a country might justifiably use its natural resources in a way that is not agreeable to all its citizens. Discuss the principles you think determine when a natural resource should be used in a way agreeable to all its citizens
In education, the newest way is not always the best way.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in education when the "newest way" might in fact be the best way. Discuss what you think determines whether or not innovation in education is an improvement.
Although it claims to promote individuality, most advertising promotes conformity.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which advertising might promote individuality rather than conformity. Discuss what you think determines whether advertising promotes individuality or conformity.
democratic government is never justified in keeping secrets from the voting public.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the government of a democracy might be justified in keeping a secret from the voters. Discuss what you think determines whether or not a democratic government is justified in keeping secrets from the voters
In business, quick solutions often do not address the real source of a problem.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific business situation when a quick solution might address the real source of a problem. Discuss what you think determines when quick solutions in business address the real source of a problem and when they do not.
In business, competition is superior to cooperation.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which cooperation might be superior to competition. Discuss what you think determines when competition is superior to cooperation in business and when it is inferior.
Scientific inquiry is rooted in the desire to discover, but there is not discovery so important that in its pursuit a threat to human life can be tolerated.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a threat to human life might be tolerated in the pursuit of scientific discovery. Discuss what you think determines when the pursuit of scientific discovery is more important than the protection of human life.
It is each citizen's duty to obey the laws of the nation
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a citizen might not have a duty to obey a law. Discuss what you think determines when citizens have a duty to obey the laws of the nation and when they do not.
In the recording of history, it is impossible to be objective.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which it might be possible to be objective in the recording of history. Discuss what you think determines when objectivity in the recording of history is possible and when it is not.
Violence is sometimes necessary to achieve social change.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which violence might not be necessary to achieve social change. Discuss what you think determines when violence is necessary to achieve social change and when it is not.
Environmental concerns should always take priority over economic concerns.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which environmental concerns might not justifiably take priority over economic concerns. Discuss what you think determines whether environmental or economic concerns should have priority.
The more people rely on computers, the more people become alienated from one another.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks.> Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which computers might not alienate people from one another. Discuss what you think determines whether or not computers alienate people from one another.
Drastic action is sometimes the only way to bring about political change.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which drastic action might not be the only way to bring about political change. Discuss what you think determines when drastic action is the only way to bring about political change and when it is not.
Society is best served by giving people as much freedom as possible.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which society might not be best served by giving people as much freedom as possible. Discuss what you think determines when society is best served by giving people as much freedom as possible
A nation's ability to survive is often dependent upon its military strength.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a nation's ability to survive might not depend on its military strength. Discuss what you think determines when a nation's ability to survive is dependent upon its military strength.
Education comes not from books but from practical experience.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which books might educate students better than practical experience. Discuss what you think determines when practical experience provides a better education than books do.
In a free society, laws must be subject to change.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a law should not be subject to change in a free society. Discuss what you think determines whether or not a law in a free society should be subject to change.
An understanding of the past is necessary for solving the problems of the present.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which solving a current problem might not require an understanding of the past. Discuss what you think determines whether or not the past should be considered in solving the problems of the present.
Politicians too often base their decisions on what will please the voters, not on what is best for the country.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a politician might make an unpopular decision for the good of the country. Discuss the principles you think should determine whether political decisions should be made to please the voters or to serve the nation.
Technology designed to make our lives simpler often turns out instead to make our lives more complicated.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a new technology might not make our lives more complicated. Discuss what you think determines whether a new technology simplifies or complicates our lives.
Music has the power to entertain, but seldom to educate.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which music might have the power to educate. Discuss what you think determines when music has the power to entertain and when it has the power to educate.
Once a democracy elects its leaders, citizens should be able to trust those leaders to decide what is best for the country.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a leader in a democracy might not be fully trusted to decide what is best for the country. Discuss what you think determines whether or not citizens in a democracy can trust their elected leaders to decide what is best for the country.
In business, using a successful method for too long may lead to failure.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which continuing to use a successful method might not lead to failure. Discuss what you think determines when using a successful business method for too long leads to failure.
Revolutions often destroy more than they create
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a revolution might create more than it destroyed. Discuss what you think determines whether revolutions will be destructive or creative.
The benefits of a competitive society extend only to those willing to compete
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which someone not willing to compete might benefit in a competitive society. Discuss what you think determines when the benefits of a competitive society extend only to those willing to compete.
In business, the notion of progress is often just an excuse for making more money.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which progress might not simply be an excuse for making more money. Discuss what you think determines whether or not progress is used as an excuse for making more money in business.
Those who own land have the right to do with it as they choose
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which someone who owns land might not have the right to do as they choose with it. Discuss what you thank determines whether or not those who own land have the right to do with it as they choose.
The public's right to know must sometimes take precedence over an individual's right to privacy
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which an individual's right to privacy might justifiable take precedence over the public's right to know. Discuss what you think determines when the public's right to know is more important than the individual's right to privacy.
Nonconformity is sometimes necessary in order for society to progress.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which nonconformity might impeded the progress of society. Discuss what you think determines when nonconformity is beneficial to social progress.
When there is a choice between obeying the law and following one's own beliefs, it is best to follow one's beliefs.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which it might not be best to follow one's own beliefs rather than the law. Discuss what you think determines when it is justified to follow one's own beliefs rater than obey a law.
The function of the press should be to report only the facts of daily events, not to influence the public's opinion about those facts.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation when the press might be justified in attempting to influence the public's opinion. Discuss what you think determines whether or not the press should attempt to influence public opinion
A country's strength increases in direct proportion to its freedoms
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a country's strength might not increase in direct proportion to its freedoms. Discuss what you think determines when a country's strength will increase in direct proportion to its freedoms and when it will not.
The media's use of unethical investigative practices is never justified.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the media's use of unethical investigative practices might be justified. Discuss what you think determines when the media's use of unethical investigative practices is justified and when it is not.
Our belief in an idea only lasts until the introduction of the next idea.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which an idea might continue to be believed even after the introduction of an idea that challenges it. Discuss what you think determines whether or not our belief in an idea will be displaced by a new idea.
In politics, the most popular course of action is usually the correct course of action.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific political situation in which the most popular course of action might not be the correct course of action. Discuss what you think determines when the most popular course of action will be the correct course of action.
Successful leadership is a matter of allowing everyone to share responsibility
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific political situation in which successful leadership might not be a matter of allowing everyone to share responsibility. Discuss what you think determines when successful leadership is a matter of allowing everyone to share responsibility and when it is not.
In politics, campaign promises are seldom kept after the election is won.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a campaign promise is likely to be kept after an election is won. Discuss what you think determines whether a particular campaign promise will be kept.
It is sometimes necessary to restrict individual freedom for the sake of social order.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which individual freedom should not be restricted. Discuss what you think determines when individual freedom should take precedence over social order.
New developments in technology have caused us to become less creative
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a development might not cause us to become less creative. Discuss what you think determines when new developments in technology cause us to become less creative.
Citizens who enjoy a country's benefits during peacetime have a responsibility to support their nation in time of war.
a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which citizens might justifiably not support their nation in time of war. Discuss what you think determines whether or not citizens should support their nation in time of war
The best politician is the one most removed from politics.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the best politician might not be the one most removed from politics. Discuss what you think determines whether or not the best politician is the one most removed from politics.
The public's right to information should override the government's need for security.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the public's right to information might justifiably not override the government's need for security. Discuss what you think determines when the public's right to information should take precedence over the government's need for security.
Formal schooling often provides to be the most important part of learning.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which formal schooling might not be the most important part of learning. Discuss what you think determines whether or not formal schooling is the most important part of learning.
Governments have a responsibility to regulate companies that provide necessary services to citizens
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a government might not have a responsibility to regulate a company that provides a necessary service to citizens. Discuss what you think determines whether or not governments have a responsibility to regulate companies that provide necessary services to citizens.
Only those politicians who have learned the art of compromise can achieve their political goals
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a politician might achieve a political goal without compromising. Discuss what you think determines when politicians should compromise to achieve a political goal.
Government policy should be directed at addressing the needs of the presents
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which government policy might be directed at addressing concerns of the future rather than the needs of the presents. Discuss what you think determines when government policy should be directed at addressing present needs and when it should be directed addressing future concerns.
Truth is an ideal to which all researchers should aspire, but they should never assume they have actually found it.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which researchers might reasonably assume they have found the truth. Discuss what you think determines whether or not researchers can reasonably be said to have found the truth.
In politics, money equals power.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific political situation in which money might not equal power. Discuss what you think determines when money equals power in politics and when it does not.
A government must sometimes require its citizens to do things they may not want to do.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a government might not be justified in requiring its citizens to do something they do not want to do. Discuss what you think determines when a government has the right to make its citizens do something they do not want to do.
Most advertising is designed to prevent consumers from making rational choices.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which advertising does or might help consumers make rational choices. Discuss what you think determines whether or not advertising prevents customers from making rational choices.
The essential function of law in a democracy is to protect individual rights.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in a democracy when a law might justifiably not protect individual rights. Discuss what you think determines when the function of law in a democracy should be the protection of individual rights.
In a truly free and open society, censorship of the press can never be justified.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation when, in a free and open society, censorship of the press might be justified. Discuss what you think determines when censorship of the press can be justified in a free and open society and when it cannot.
In business, success is often due to the mistakes of others.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which success in business might not be due to the mistakes of others. Discuss what you think determines when success in business is the result of the mistakes of others
The role of technology should be to improve human life, but not to affect human values.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which technology might justifiably affect human values. Discuss what you think determines whether or not technology should affect human values.
A business's main purpose should be to make profit.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which the main purpose of a business might justifiably be something other than making a profit. Discuss what you think determines whether or not the main purpose of a business should be to make a profit.
Youth and innovation are sometimes more beneficial in politics than are age and experience.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which age and experience were or might be more beneficial than youth and innovation. Discuss what you think determines whether youth and innovation are more beneficial than age and experience in politics.
Caution is often the best guide for government.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which caution might not be the best guide for government. Discuss what you think determines when caution is the best guide for government and when it is not.
A person who enters public life is necessarily forced to surrender some degree of personal privacy.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a public figure should not have to surrender personal privacy. Discuss what you think determines when a public figure's personal privacy ought to be surrendered.
Wealthy politicians cannot offer fair representation to all the people
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which a wealthy politician might offer fair representation to all the people. Discuss what you think determines whether a wealthy politician can or cannot offer fair representation to all the people.
The more people rely on computers, the more people become alienated from one another
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which computers might not alienate people from one another. Discuss what you think determines whether or not computers alienate people from one another.
Progress often complicates as much as it simplifies.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which progress does not complicate as much as simplifies. Discuss what you think determines when progress complicates and when it simplifies.
Laws cannot change social values.
Write a unified essay in which you perform the following tasks. Explain what you think the above statement means. Describe a specific situation in which laws can change social values. Discuss what you think determines when laws can change social values and when not.