Funding the Defenders: Not Enough to Curb the Abuse of Prosecutorial Power

Opinions on Debatable Issues #12 “You have the right to remain silent … You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.” This is what you hear when being Mirandized. Coined and established in 1966, the Miranda warning is one of the steps that theContinue reading “Funding the Defenders: Not Enough to Curb the Abuse of Prosecutorial Power”

Reconciliation: Fight the Virus, Not the People!

Reconciliation Grocery Package Fundraiser Who Are We: Young people who want to do what we can to help people in our community to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. We are from different ethnic backgrounds, but we share the same purpose of achieving Reconciliation and Unity.   Our Cause: Let’s RECONCILE Asian Americans and White Americans. The virus has splitContinue reading “Reconciliation: Fight the Virus, Not the People!”

Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court

The four major political institutions of the US are the Congress, the President, the bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court. Each of them, with different authorities and constituencies, keeps the entire nation function orderly and lawfully through collaboration and mutual oversight. They each have particular strengths that make them irreplaceable. The major strength of Congress liesContinue reading “Congress, Presidency, Bureaucracy, and the Supreme Court”

Defending Patriotism

Opinions on Debatable Issues #11 Patriotism, as defined by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, denotes a special attachment to a particular political community or the devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country. It includes four qualities: Special affection for one’s own country A sense of personal identification with the country Special concern for the well-beingContinue reading “Defending Patriotism”

Is it truly ideal and effective to keep children from online dangers by allowing parents to monitor their social media accounts?

Opinions on Debatable Issues #10 Under the law, children in the United States are fully formed human beings with the same basic constitutional rights that adults enjoy. The Fourth Amendment protects privacy against unreasonable searches. A parent monitoring their children’s social media accounts with no evidence of any crimes being committed or dangers present isContinue reading “Is it truly ideal and effective to keep children from online dangers by allowing parents to monitor their social media accounts?”

Constitution: Creation of a government of laws, not men

The Constitution, using the principle of balance and check, creates a government that is powerful enough to secure general public welfare and national interests but not so powerful as to threaten the liberty of its people. The balancing and checking of power are put into practice through the division of power among three branches ofContinue reading “Constitution: Creation of a government of laws, not men”

Adapt to Thrive

Literature #1 Nothing is permanent in the world, so adapting then moving forward is the only way to survive. This is a dreadful yet indisputable reality that Gone with the Wind communicates. The changing of political and social environment, wealth, and affection are insurmountable and unstoppable. Scarlett, who is indomitable, resilient, and adaptive, moves forwardContinue reading “Adapt to Thrive”

Halloween Amidst the Pandemic. Yes or No?

Opinions on Debatable Issues #9 Since the late 1800s, Halloween has been a beloved and passionately celebrated holiday in the United States. The marvel costumes and delicious candies attract almost every person, kid or adult alike, to look forward to the upcoming October 31st. However, this year is different. Too much is being risked toContinue reading “Halloween Amidst the Pandemic. Yes or No?”

Roe v. Wade: Why the Current Ruling is both Unconstitutional and Unethical

Opinions on Debatable Issues #8 Roe v. Wade decides that a woman’s right to choose an abortion was protected by the privacy rights guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, the ruling was made on a false premise because it only upholds if abortion is a privacy issue. However, abortion is notContinue reading “Roe v. Wade: Why the Current Ruling is both Unconstitutional and Unethical”

Parents Should NOT be Given the Legal Rights to Refuse Medical Treatments for Children

Opinions on Debatable Issues #8 Normally, parents have the responsibility and authority to make medical decisions on behalf of their children. With a health-care proxy, parents can act as agents or proxies of their children to get information about the child’s condition, discuss options, express their wishes, and make treatment decisions when the children areContinue reading “Parents Should NOT be Given the Legal Rights to Refuse Medical Treatments for Children”