Running head: MORAL MANDATE1Moral MandateStudent NameInstitution AffiliationMORAL MANDATE11. Moral MandateA moral mandate is a representation of peoples concern about authority or group acceptance.Peoples feeling of what is just or unjust comes from a different conviction of what is right andthat which is wrong (Skitka et al.2010). For example, Dr. Jack Kevorkian was imprisoned in 1999for ten to twenty-five years for administering a lethal suicide injection to Thomas Youk. ThomasYouk had a terminal illness. People developed diverse views on physician-assisted suicides. About61% of the American people believed a doctor could help a terminally ill who was in severe paincommit suicide while 35% significantly disagreed with the practice (Gallup, 1999). However, Dr.Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder. The defense attorney regarded the verdict asunjust and insisted that Dr. Kevorkian was no murderer. According to CNN (March 27, 1999), itwas unfair to consider an act of compassion as murder. On the other hand, those who opposed theaction by the physician were in agreement with the verdict. The Kevorkian case was an exampleof a justice system that works other than one that based its ruling on public sentiments.2. Problems facing terrorism researchTerrorist acts have been in the rise in these few years. According to research conducted byMaryland University, the Al Qaeda and Islamic state committed 200 attacks per year. The numberincreased to ...
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