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Should Torture Be Used to Get Information?

Statement If someone has information that could save lives but is unwilling to reveal that information, it may be necessary to resort to torture. Q1 Analysis This could be a Q1 violation if: You don’t have consistent criteria for when torture would be justifiable, There is a conflict between your position on torture and your […]

Posted on December 21, 2010 at 9:50 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Should There Be a Death Penalty?

Statement There should be a death penalty to punish capital crimes. Q1 Analysis This statement does not seem to be a Q1 violation so long as: Your definition of "capital crime" is consistent with your other beliefs. You are not against the government putting people to death. You are convinced that either it is impossible […]

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Should Abortion Be Illegal?

Statement Abortion is murder and should be illegal. Q1 Analysis This statement is likely a Q1 violation unless you consistently treat an unborn child as morally equivalent to any other child. Q2 Analysis This statement does not seem to be a Q2 violation, but it may be so if your argument for a fetus being […]

Posted on December 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Should Gambling Be Illegal?

Statement Gambling should be illegal because it ruins families. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you don’t think that other things that similarly impact families should be illegal, you have a family but gamble, or you have not consistently defined "gambling." Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 violation if you would […]

Posted on December 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Should Public Nudity Be Illegal?

Statement It’s ridiculous that women are required to cover their breasts in public. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you think that there are standards of decency you would want respected and you cannot explain why they should be in a different category than keeping breasts covered. It is also a violation if […]

Posted on December 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Should I Use Recreational Drugs?

Statement It’s nobody’s business if I use recreational drugs. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation unless you would rely on others to make your drug use their business in certain circumstances (e.g., if you became addicted). Q2 Analysis This is not a Q2 violation insofar as you do not use drugs in a […]

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Should I Have My Child Vaccinated?

Statement I don’t need to have my child vaccinated since vaccines are risky and pretty much everyone else has their children vaccinated, so my child is not in danger. Q1 Analysis This is a Q1 violation if you are either avoiding vaccinations for a reason other than those stated (fear of needles, for example) or […]

Posted on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Should Humans Play God?

Statement Cloning is wrong — humans shouldn’t play God. Q1 Analysis This may be a Q1 violation if you cannot define what constitutes "playing God." Q2 Analysis This may be a Q2 violation if you would not consider immoral actions that other people might consider exclusively the domain of God. Discussion If there are certain […]

Posted on November 26, 2010 at 9:45 pm by ideclare · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Would a Human Clone Have Human Rights?

Statement We should clone people and use the clones for spare parts. Q1 Analysis Assuming that by "clones" we mean genetic duplicates of humans, this is a Q1 violation if you believe human clones are morally equivalent to humans. Q2 Analysis Since a clone would not necessarily know it was a clone, this statement violates […]

Posted on November 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Should Genetic Manipulation of Embryos Be Allowed?

Statement Genetic engineering shouldn’t be used to make changes to unborn children. Q1 Analysis This is not a Q1 violation if you think that genetic engineering for any reason is wrong or you think that any non-natural attempt to effect an unborn child’s health is wrong. Q2 Analysis This is a Q2 violation if you […]

Posted on November 19, 2010 at 9:44 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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