Unformatted text preview: from the injustice, but that doesn’t mean they should have to pay. They may not have known about the injustice and they may not have wanted to have taken a part in this injustice. For example, if a boy were to steal a loaf of bread during WWII for his family to eat at supper and he was caught and punishment were to be given, the family, even though they were to benefit from the bread, shouldn’t be punished for relieving the stolen bread. They didn’t know that letting the boy out to go buy food would end up allowing him to steal more food. The third premise doesn’t make any sense. If an injustice is done then the compensation will come from the community. The community did nothing to deserve a punishment. They shouldn’t have to pay compensation at all. Since the premises are wrong they cannot work for this argument....
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- Fall '09
- Commonwealth of Nations, Robert Amdur