||[Aug. 29th, 2006|10:50 am]
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Hi everyone. I'm Jessica and i'm 17, just started college as a philosophy major.|
My questions are:
Why is the Jon Benet Ramsey Case national news? Living in Miami, things like that are not uncommon. I just watched a story on our local news about an official of the Child Protection Services who was using his position as a way to get sexual favors, i.e. "Give me a blow job or i'll tell child services you're not fit to keep your children." Why wasn't that national news? Do you consider that rape?
Why can't there be an election anymore without a smear campaign? Do all of the candidates feel so inadequate that the only way they feel they can win is to bash their opponent? When is the last time a candidate ran a campaign solely based on the issues?
Why, when executing someone by way of the electric chair, do they cover the head with a black bag? If you are content with the principle of the thing, should you not know it in it's entirety? Is it so that the audience watching through the window doesn't feel maybe a smidgen of guilt for the person being executed?
In this country, why are you incapable of making an experienced, mature decision (except of course, the decision to consume alcohol) until you are eighteen? Why, when someone under the age of eighteen is accused of a murder, are they suddenly capable of making that kind of decision with clarity? If a legal minor is tried as an adult and not convicted, are they now capable of voting (since they were clearly capable of making a decision whether or not to murder someone)?
I think that's it for now.