Ethical scrap book II final paper 1
September 29, 2014
Ethical Scrap Book Part II
Sit down with a group of individuals and ask each one of the same exact question. It’s guaranteed that you will get several different answers. No two people are going to look at any situation exactly the same. This weeks’ lesson called for our team to answer questions and discuss our different answers. We are all able to come to a general consensus on how we felt about a few things. The topics included good Samaritans, vigilantism, and civil disobedience.
We will first address good Samaritans. Good Samaritans do things for other people out of the kindness of their hearts. They don’t do it out of obligation or out of guilt but …show more content…
Similar to good Samaritans are vigilantes. Vigilantism is taking the law into one's own hands and attempting to effect justice according to one's own understanding of right and wrong. While good Samaritans attempt to help others through acts of kindness, vigilantes attempt to help others by inflicting justice on others when they see fit. While many people make the argument of that’s why we have a justice system, vigilantes argue that the justice system often fails. So do vigilantes have the right to take matters into their own hands when they feel the justice system has failed? As a team we agreed that they do not. Taking matters into one’s own hands makes the vigilante no better than the person who committed the original crime. While it is understood as to why they may be doing such a thing, it is still not acceptable. Violating the law to enforce