Final COMS 145 essay- Conscience

Final COMS 145 - Thompson 1 Bo Thompson Professor Nolan COMS 145 Sunday Conscience In daily life people are forced to make decisions constantly

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Thompson 1 Bo Thompson Professor Nolan COMS 145 Sunday, March 14, 2010 Conscience In daily life, people are forced to make decisions constantly. Some decisions are as simple as whether or not to wake up at a certain time, or even what clothes to wear to school. Unfortunately, not all decisions are quite that easy. There comes a time when people must make a decision that could possibly affect the rest of their lives. Even if people do not openly acknowledge that fact, they still subconsciously know that that time will come. However, it is actually more important how that individual decides to act. One of the main bases for how to act in these instances has been laid out for us by the government (with the help of the majority of society). While laws may lay the basic groundwork for actions, should our conscience be ignored if they are contradictory of those laws? At what times does society’s so called rules “outweigh” our individual ethics and morals? There are certain times when these questions can cause a lot controversy. A prime example is with the current War on Terror in Iraq. After the devastating attack of 9/11 many Americans became so enraged that they called for immediate action. It was first believed that Saddam Hussein played a part in the attacks and was in possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). This was just enough for the United States to act and overthrow the Hussein regime. As many years have passed, and the so-called evidence of Iraq’s involvement
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2010 for the course HIST 213 taught by Professor Oriji during the Spring '10 term at Cal Poly.

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Final COMS 145 - Thompson 1 Bo Thompson Professor Nolan COMS 145 Sunday Conscience In daily life people are forced to make decisions constantly

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