Paper One Thesis and Outline

Paper One Thesis and Outline - Yip 1 Stacey Yip TA: Zeynep...

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Yip 1 Stacey Yip TA: Zeynep Bulut DOC 2: Section A12 29 January 2010 Paper One Thesis and Outline I. Thesis In the case of Minersville School District v. Gobitis , Justice Frankfurter argued that compelling students to say the pledge of allegiance was a civic responsibility to foster patriotism, winning the majority vote of the Supreme Court eight to one. This vote was overturned three years later, however, in the case of West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, where Justice Jackson reversed the majority. The Supreme Court’s profound shift in opinion shows the exceptional logic Justice Jackson used in changing their ideas of justice, patriotism, and social contract. II. Arguments A. Compelling students to salute the flag and say the pledge of allegiance, even if it is against their religion, is an unjust law that must be resolved. - “There are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws” (King 15). -“Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course DOC 2 taught by Professor Wimberley during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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