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The Death Penalty Is a Human Rights Abuse

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Meeropol, Robert, and Rachel Meeropol. "The Death Penalty is a Human Rights Abuse." The Progressive. Oct. 10, 2010.

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1. Is the issue being discussed in this selection a matter of individual morality or a matter of social morality? [Hint: remember that a logical argument can only be framed one way – either as an individual decision or as a social decision.] (short answer; 0-1 points possible; automatic "0" for more than 1 answer)

_____ Answer: Social Morality

2. Which principle of morality best describes the type of argument used by the expert(s) in this selection? (short answer; 0-1 points possible; automatic "0" for more than 1 answer)

_____ Answer: Principle of the General Welfare

3. Which appeal (or use) of the above principle best describes the argument by the expert(s)? [Hint: most principles have different appeals (or uses). If the principle you selected in question 2 has different appeals, list the appeal being used here. If (and only if) the principle you selected in question 2 does not have more than one appeal, then the correct answer here would be N/A.] (short answer; 0-1 points possible; automatic "0" for more than 1 answer)

Answer: Protecting public morality

4. Write a complete essay to explain how the selections you made in questions 1-3 above relate to (and are the best fit for) the reasoning used by the author(s) of this article. Include details, references, and quotes about the article itself and about the specifics of the reasoning process you selected in the questions above. (essay; 0-2 points possible)

_____ Answer: Capital punishment is

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