anonymous
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Would the United States would be better off or worse off if we followed the code of Hammurabi as our law code?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
If you believe in slavery, against women independance, and sadistic punishments. Then yes.
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont
anonymous
  • anonymous
Of course not, haha. Here is a link to the Code of Hammurabi: http://www.commonlaw.com/Hammurabi.html

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anonymous
  • anonymous
The Code of Hammurabi is a Babylonian law code that was used many years ago. If Hammurabi’s Code was used in the United States, it would reduce the amount of crime rates. Hammurabi's code suggests that whatever offense one commits, they will pay for that offense with equal punishment. For example, “If a son has struck his father, his hands shall be cut off.” (195) If Hammurabi’s code was used today, many people would be punished for things they did by accident. If you chopped off someone's arm you wouldn’t get a trial and a judge but someone would chop your arm off. Also, there was a class system back then where a rich man would get a less severe penalty than a poor man. Hammurabi's law was meant to be a easy-to-follow system. In the US, we have judges, juries, and jails. In Hammurabi's time, it was obvious what the punishment was. If it was decided that you did something, you got back exactly what you deserved. It cut down on crime, but at the same time, people only got one chance. Personally, I think the U.S. would be better off if we followed the code of Hammurabi as our law code. there would be less crime, and nobody would even think about doing something they know they shouldn’t. The world would be a better place. If someone hit their father by accident, not meaning to, automatically there hands would get chopped off. The punishments within Hammurabi’s code are too extreme. People learn from their mistakes, and if the punishment for something a person did was death, they would not get another chance to change his/her ways into becoming a better person. Freedom is a key factor in getting everyone what they want. With the use of Hammurabi’s code, there would not only be one chance for everybody, but there would also be much less freedom.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thats what i have so far but honestly i have no idea what else to write
anonymous
  • anonymous
@MathCurious
anonymous
  • anonymous
There is no wrong answer. However you have contradicting points about freedom? Hammurabi is basically a fear system. There are already places in the world that use fear as a means of control. Study those places.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so is everything good exept for the freedom part?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Maybe you can elaborate why "Also, there was a class system back then where a rich man would get a less severe penalty than a poor man." this is beneficial.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so take out the freedom part?
anonymous
  • anonymous
and i honestly have no other ideas
anonymous
  • anonymous
like what else should i write about
anonymous
  • anonymous
@MathCurious

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