Question 5 - (5) The United States government expects its...

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(5) The United States government expects its citizens to pay taxes which contribute (among other things) to the Iraq war and punishes them when they don’t. Provide a balanced discussion of whether you think all or almost all American citizens have a political obligation to pay these taxes. Make sure to discuss whether you believe Socrates’ arguments for political obligation in the Crito work, and if any other arguments for obligation (your own or others discussed in class) work if Socrates’ arguments don’t? Socrates’ arguments for obeying the law in The Crito : 1. The Laws are like our father and therefore must be obeyed. a. There exist laws about the rearing and educating of children under which Socrates was educated. To Socrates, “the Laws” bore him, reared him, and educated him. b. Justice is therefore not on a level between them. Cannot strike back when struck, cannot speak ill when spoken ill to – the Laws are a parent. c.
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