Still More Examples...
1. Preservation of the environment must be our number 1 priority. Now, where are my keys? Time for my daily two-hour commute to work.
2. Public schools must endorse high moral standards, including sexual abstinence. But this year we will begin passing out condoms in an effort to prevent AIDS.
3. I do everything I can to help my fellow philosophy majors. But in signing up for PHIL 270, I just closed the class -- so Fred will be closed out, won't graduate on time, and his life will be ruined forever.
4. Murder is against the law. In order to enforce the law, we will put to death anyone convicted of a capital offense.
5. Let's fight the hunger problem: we'll hold a fund-raising banquet.
6. The Second Amendment of the Constitution, recognizing the need for a militia for the sake of defense of the country, guarantees the right to bear arms. But the Congress wants to introduced a seven-day waiting period for people who want to purchase handguns.
7. "Welfare" is intended to provide a safety net for those persons who, by force of accident and circumstance, cannot effectively compete in a competitive society. But welfare also rewards those who do not work -- so that many inner cities are populated with third-generation welfare families who know of no other way of life and who will never be able to get off government subsidies.
8. Just War theory argues that a war is justified only if conducted in such a way as to minimize civilian casualties. Therefore, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- militarily meaningless targets which, in fact, had been spared from earlier bombing raids just in order to test the effectiveness of the new weapons -- contradicted Just War theory.
9. The Constitution guarantees freedom of speech. But students are not free to say anything they like in class, and children under 17 are not allowed to view films which include explicit sex acts.
10. My policy is clear: no late papers. But if you are ill or have an emergency, I will accept late work.
11. The policy is clear: no swimming between 2:00 to 2:15. So Ms. Jones, who jumped in the pool at 2:10 to save her drowning nephew (who had ignored the policy in the first place), will be punished for violating the policy.
12. Our religion is very strict regarding personal morality: no drinking, no dancing, no gambling. But of course, wine is served at Communion.
13. I'm fully committed to equal rights for women. Women should have every opportunity men have to pursue education and career, to decide whether they wish to marry or not, to have children or not.
But women should not be permitted to serve in combat. Combat requires maximum upper-body strength and aggression which women simply do not have to the same degree as men, and so they will make less efficient soldiers.
14. For our annual fundraising event, the organizing committee set the price for a single sponsor dinner at $175.00. In order to encourage more people to come, they offered a discount to couples, charging them $300.00 for two dinners.
"Why are you discriminating against single persons by charging us more?" a single person asked.
Student (-inspired) examples:
1. The Constitution guarantees the right of freedom of expression. Every school, however, should have a stricly enforced policy requiring all students to wear uniforms.
2. TransAmerican Airlines concurs with Constitutional rights to privacy. We also check all baggage thoroughly before allowing passengers to board a plane.
3. Everyone should be able to choose their own classes in college.
But Drury requires all students to complete the courses making up the
GP 21 minor.