A common example of this is the US military fighting in Iran The citizens of

A common example of this is the us military fighting

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harm on a country isn’t always the main point, but instead it just a factor in the bigger picture. A common example of this is the U.S. military fighting in Iran. The citizens of Iran could see that the U.S. is killing it’s people and could see our actions as evil, but we are trying to fight for freedom for our country; a situation such as this can be seen both ways. Malum in se, as defined by the legal dictionary, “is an act that is “wrong in itself”, in its very nature being illegal because it violates the natural, mora, and public principles of a civilized society”. Malum prohibitum is described as “wrong due to being prohibited” which refers to crimes made as by statute”. Now terrorism as you would think would immediately be malum in se, right? Anyone who can do such harm to a country and either put individual’s lives in danger or kill people can only be evil, right? In some cases, I believe that this is correct. I personally believe that 9/11 is an act of malum in se, and the main intent was to cause a great deal of harm and death to America. This terrorist group did show that America was very vulnerable, and showed that there were loop holes in our security and protection of our own country, we were not prepared for an attack like 9/11 like we are now. We just talked about how terrorism can be justifiable, but I do not believe that terrorism can be malum prohibitum. It is not just a crime because it is against a statue, this would b something such as an M.I.P to a minor who is in possession of alcohol or tobacco under
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