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It’s My Right…or is it?

November 21, 2011

      Starting this semester, the teacher’s infamous ‘love stick’ is out (of the class room). To some it was aptly named; to others it was a cruel misnomer. Whatever you thoughts on this primitive behavior-correcting device, its fall was the result of a change in thinking about rights, particulary students’ rights. Should teachers be allowed to physically punish students for breaking the rules? “No,” said the Ministry of Education. “Students have the right to not be phyically punished.” Love stick begone!

       Teacher’s note: I still keep mine under my desk in case the Ministry of Education reverses their decision. It was in the A/S center to have blood removed from the tip, repolished, and rebalanced. With its aerodynamic grooves, I can swing it much faster while still maintaining accuracy and control. In addition, it has a padded ergonomic grip so that I can use it for hours without hurting my hand or risking carpal tunnel syndrome. (By the way, I was being facetious. Sorry, if I brought back painful memories for any of you. My buttocks have also been the recipient of that ‘loving’ punishment, and I would never consider corporal punishment for anyone.)

       Deciding on what rights people should have and what rights should not be granted is an interesting but difficult task. For example, do you believe you have a right to an affordable education? Perhaps a free education? How about the right to use a cell phone in class? Should you have the right to sleep in class? Do you have a right to a job? Do you have a right to not kill someone, even if you a soldier performing mandatory service? Do you have a right to smoke in public?

Students: Write about one right you agree with and one right you think should not be given? Give a short explanation.

43 Comments leave one →
  1. HSA(B) permalink
    November 22, 2011 3:59 pm

    One right I do agree with is right for a free education for three reasons. First, I firmly believe that everyone deserves to learn the basics such as writing and reading to be able to raise their voices. Also, we should be taught properly so that we know our rights to protect ourselves. Such education will allow us to know how the society is working as well. Last, as a citizen of a country, one should be educated about its history and its ethics, morals, and how it has changed over time. Therefore, it would be a tragedy to see a person not given the right for a free education.
    On the other hand, one right that I think should not be given is teacher’s freedom of speech. By freedom of speech, I mean saying whatever a teacher wants to say even it could insult a student. Technically, it is not a right but it is perceived as every teacher’s right to treat and speak to students however they want. But, I believe that verbal abuse sometimes can be more hurting physical abuse. Thus, some boundaires on what teachers can say should be made to protect our children.

  2. November 23, 2011 12:29 pm

    Is this what you mean, professor?


    • proftodd permalink*
      November 23, 2011 1:07 pm

      Ah, the fashion stylings of 1986. Although fashion and beauty trends are sometimes cyclical, I hope these ones aren’t. Props to the Beastie Boys though. Think of how many people have copied their music. But I digress.
      More to the point, I wonder how many parents would agree to their kid’s ‘right to party’? Me thinks not many, if any.

    • Chaily permalink
      November 24, 2011 4:50 pm

      This totally rocks, man, lol!

  3. (b)Puella permalink
    November 23, 2011 10:16 pm

    Do I discuss about the teacher’s ‘love stick’? or anything related rights ?

  4. Jo Su Yeon (B) permalink
    November 24, 2011 12:34 am

    One right I do agree with is right of speaking. Right of speaking means that anyone can tell his/her opinion frankly. I think that right of speaking is basic right for human. Anybody can speak their opinion or suggestion regardless of age, render and race. I believe that saying what they want is extremely important for their freedom. If telling individual’s opinion is restricted, nobody assert the personal, economic, political, religious liberty etc. In this situation, people just receive unreasonable treatment in society or the company even at home. Society has to protect the right of speaking to live like a human being.
    On the other hand, one right that I think should not be given is doing anything in public places. In public places, people do routine things trying not to disturb other people. However, some people do not have etiquette. For instance, they speak out loud while helping other people listen to their conversations. Also, they occupy spacious place in the seat. This behavior makes other people wrinkle the brows. Therefore, I believe that people have to refrain from actions to take public transportation or use public places smoothly.

  5. KimTaeGyeong(B) permalink
    November 24, 2011 4:31 am

    In my opinion,I do agree with the right of the teacher’s ’love stick’. In theses days, there are a lot of impolite teeagers in school. When I witness their wrongdoing through media, what I can do is just sighing. They ignore a teacher who represents all of the adults.They need to learn what they mistaken. I experienced teacher’s ’love stick due to many reasons ’what they couldn’t experience.And it was sufferable. Through it, I could learn taboo and how to get resoponsibility. For better future, they need to eudure the pain of teaching.
    on the otherhand, one right I do not agree with is using a phone in class. Although I am the cellphone user and using it in class, I think that it doesn’t benefit at all. If I have cellphone in the class, I can’t perfectly focus on what teaching is saying. Unconciously, I touch the phone and miss what I have to learn. The vicious circle is not for only university student but also teenagers. , To fix the problem,restricting bringing cellphone to the class is more efficient than do-not bringing cellphone to the class autonomically So, I agree with prohibiting cellphone in class to benefit the efficiency of the class.

  6. Rina You(A) permalink
    November 24, 2011 12:18 pm

    I believe that physical punishment should be banned at school. Violent cannot be justified by any reason. Also, punishing students physically cannot have any positive influence on them. I think we can treat the other way to change bad teenagers.
    First of all, students’ right has to be protected. If the school allows the punishment, it is same as the student’s right is being abused. To protect student’s right, we have to think about the alternative of punishment. Also, the relationship between students and teachers will be not that good if punishment is processed. Students will start to hate their teacher because of the punishment. There are good ways better than punishment. For example, they can talk about the problem or write a paper about the student’s fault.
    Imagine what would happen if a teacher physically punish students while he is getting stressed about something. This type of punishment will be very terrible. It will be okay to physically punishing students with some restriction on the intensity and rules. However if this is not possible, it is a definitely right thing to ban physical punishment at school. Since there are many side-effects of performing punishment, I believe that we have to diminish it.

  7. November 24, 2011 1:30 pm

  8. November 24, 2011 3:40 pm

    I agree that teachers use ‘love stick’ to educate students. Thesedays, in Korea punishment has been banned to respect student’s right. However,a lot of disrepct behaviors to their teacher are happening. IT IS WRONG! I agree that student have a right, but it should be adapted to Korea slowly. Therefore, nowdays we need ‘love stick’ to educate student.
    On the other hand, right I don’t agree is using cell phone in class. When student use cellphone in class, the noise they are making through using a cell phone can distract other students in a class. Also it is disrespect to teachers. Therefore I don’t agree that students use cell phone in a class. Thank you.

  9. Chaily permalink
    November 24, 2011 4:46 pm

    Okay, I’m going to talk about the right for speech and the effectiveness of consensus, because, I think, most politicians, even the president, get oblivious of the validity of the law. Under the Constitution it is stipulated that “Korea is a democratic republic nation,” section 1 or article 1, and in section 2, continues “All the sovereign power of the Republic of Korea belongs to the citizens, and the citizens beget authorities.” In 2008 when mad cow disease was prevalent throughout the world, our heads of the nation was the only one assured the citizens that imported American beef was actually “safe” where as in Japan and Tiwan, they regulated importation stictly on the age of the cows. And people got out of the houses and went for the nonviolence demontsration with candles. DId the government listen? No, they built Myung-bak rampart with containers to block the protesters and even arrested them.
    Okay, doesn’t freedom of speech mean we can speak out what we should and what can possibly be criticized? It obviously says in article 21, “all citizens hold the freedom of speech and publication, and the freedom of congregation and association.” One time, a college student had been sent to jail for putting rat-figure graffiti on a classroom wall, probably mocking the president. I know, vandalizing is bad, ha-ha, but, what kind of president is that? I guess, all the satire cartoonists on newspapers should be apprehended then. Finally, the Korea-US FTA bill on ratification was approved, not by national agreement, but out of~ National Grand Party’s will. I heard 70% of citizens were opposed to the assent on the bill. So, here’s one right I should agree with: the right for impeachment of the irrational leader, and here’s the right I think improper: PRESIDENT CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS TO DO in order to conceal what he has done wrong in the past.

  10. Hye Jeong LEE (B) permalink
    November 24, 2011 5:07 pm

    I think that private information of individuals should be protected in all places whether there is either on-line or off-line. People have rights for their information to be secure. And also, people have no rights to infringe on other’s privacy. Private information includes their address, phone-number or resident registration number. It is very important information for people. If it is spilled by others, the information of victim would be spread and the victim would be severely affected.

    In contrast, the right that I think should not be given is to disturb other people. Disturbing someone may include talking loudly in public venues or coughing without their mouthes covered. Such disturbing behaviors that people unconciously do may hurt someone’s feelings mentally. So, people must not disturb other’s pursuits of happiness.

  11. Jeong Hye rin(B) permalink
    November 24, 2011 9:21 pm

    I agree with teacher’s right inflict corporal punishment on students. Because teachers are decisive in students, society, the future of state, they are not only having sense of duty and pride, but receiving from total society. However, what’s the story on teacher’s authority the present? They degenerate into student’s target of taunt and laughing stock rather than they are person of respect. After ‘No More Physical Punishment at Schools’, teacher’s authority is collapsing. For example, the smoking student in the school building assaults to teacher by reason of teacher’s discipline or insult at the teacher, and so on. Before ‘No More Physical punishment at Schools’, student-teacher relation has kept a good rapport while teacher’s resolute guidance on students. But, in the name of defending student’s rights, disregarding teacher’s right ought to be revised. So, I think extreme ban of corporal punishment causes all the more side effects.
    On the other hand, I disagree with having a right to smoking in all public places. Smoking is not only smokers are suffered but nonsmokers are suffered by smoking smoke. In addition, public place is simply defined ‘place of belonging to different people or different people or different groups of the society.’ Therefore, people make some concessions and understand, as much as possible so that people’s right to be kept. Rights are generally agreed that an individual’s rights extend so far as they do not infringe the rights of another. A right to smoking have to be banned especially in public places because smoker’s right almost afflict others who don’t smoke. To protect smoker’s right, places such as smoking room in coffee shops are produced more, then smoker’s right also will be maintained.

  12. ya(A) permalink
    November 25, 2011 3:21 pm

    I agree with the right – I can choose my own religion.
    I have freedom of religion. Nobody can force someone to bielive in or not to believe in particular religion. Isn’t it free?

    I disagree with the right – smoking.
    Some of smokers might be angry with my opinion…., but it’s for them!
    If you want longevity, you should stop smoking. Although smokers smoke in a place where there is nobody, they indirectly and negatively influence people around them. That can cause fatal results to someone they love,,(family, a lover, friend and so on…)
    Please stop smoking and I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. nbbcrw1(B) permalink
    November 25, 2011 6:25 pm

    I agree with copyright.
    This is a legal concept, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it. Every creators in any parts should be authorized to own their creations. If there is no tool to certify the ownership of creator’s creation there will be no more great and reamrkable songs, movies, or inventions at all. Since there is the right to secure their invention, the inventors gets proud of their invention then motivate them to invent greater things.
    I don’t agree with “strict” copyright.
    The main idea of the right is reasonable but it’s application is complicated. If I copy and paste soem pictures from internet without the source, I become a criminal then. We always have to remember that there are two wings for the bird. If one is the copyright, the other is the right of the enjoyment. I hope government suggests or teaches a public a wiser way to enjoy amazing inventions.

  14. Son Eun Kyeong(B) permalink
    November 25, 2011 10:02 pm

    I think that All people have right to love and to choose loved one. All people have to be free to fall in love with someone and to live their life with loved one. All the types of love are equal, age, sex and class doesn’t matter in love. Especially, sexual minority’s right should be protected. it is not fair for them to be treated as abnormal and discriminated.
    On the other hand, I didn’t agree with doing thing other people can be disturbed particularly in public place. Public place is not only one people use but every people share together. We should not anything which make other people frown like smoking, affection and loud singing in public place.

  15. jasmine permalink
    November 25, 2011 10:05 pm

    I do agree with right to be given an education. Once we all are a reasonable human beings we need a mechanisms to develop our brain and explore it. Some of us can do it without go to school or receive any kind of education, but with a help of school we do it better. It is the most important thing and treasure that every one could have.

  16. Park Ji Su (B) permalink
    November 25, 2011 11:37 pm

    One right I agree with is to criticize someone or something. Criticism is one of the expression of somebody’s thinking. Anyone can have own thinking and the thinking can be different with other people. Also, some criticism can be a great help to someone criticized.

    One right I think people should not be given is hitting someone. I disagree with any physically punishment. On any account, people don’t have the right to hit other people. That action can be considered inhuman violence, I think.

  17. OMG permalink
    November 26, 2011 1:35 am

    All people have a right to use a cell phone in the classroom, and people have a right to drink a lot, and people also have a right to smoke. However, they are not given a right to spoil the classroom environment, they are not given a right to drink and drive, and they are not given a right to smoke in non-smoking area. Simply speaking, people are right to do something in their own way, but at the same time they have to respect other people’s right such as right to an education, right to life, and environmental right. Namely, as a social being, people should respect other people’s right, and have a responsibility to maintain a society rightly. Consequently, discharging the responsibility for society is very important as much as exercising a right as a human being. In conclusion, it is certain that people deserve to be received a right to do something, but they should be responsible for the other and the society too.

  18. November 26, 2011 1:49 am

    I agree with the right of self-determination. Teenagers are often required to follow demand of parents, because teens are incomplete and young. For example, teenagers sometimes can’t choose their future career because of their parent’s opposition . Recently, Shut Down system was implemented to prevent game addiction of teens. This purpose of the system is good. But it is not right to unilaterally compel teenagers not to play a game.

    I disagree with the right-comment in cyberspace. Of course, free comment is positive. But people often use this comment to malign another people especially an entertainer. Consequently entertainers are hurt. So I think this right must be carefully considered.

  19. Panda0928(B) permalink
    November 26, 2011 5:51 pm

    I agree with physical punishment. Most students are mentally immature. Of course, they have ability to judge. however, Some students know what is wrong when they broken the rules. when they broken the rules, they get the satisfaction.
    so, some students break the rules and act incorrectly. then, other good students get negative influence and do the wrong act.
    Therefore, we should be allowed physical punishment, control of the bad student and save the other students. Of course, we must consider the standards of fair punishment.
    By the same reason, using cell phone during class problem. Using cell phones is the rights of individuals. However, using cell phones during class, the overall atmosphere of classes will be fall. It`s so harmful to classmate! so, using cell phone during class is also should be banned.
    One man’s bad behavior is a bad influence to the whole people. Therefore, we prevent one man’s bad behavior through the physical punishment.

  20. Kim yi eun(A) permalink
    November 26, 2011 7:48 pm

    My opinion is that students should not receive any physical punishment in any situation.
    Because, it can teach children to use physical violence to resolve disputes. They will later use violence towards their friends or peerss or in their own family.According to many psychological studies, it is also likely to humiliate the child, lower self esteem, and make the child hostile towrads the adult that punished them, without actually changing their behavior.
    Also, they can feel shame infront of other students in class. Because usually teachers give them physical punishment in class time. And in the sight of student, it is hard to draw the line between punishment and abuse. Teachers, willingly of without realising it, may hit a child too hard in the process of disciplining them, harming them both physically and emotionally.
    In these reasons, it is not reasonable to give children physically punishment.

  21. Hong Jung Eun (A) permalink
    November 26, 2011 10:16 pm

    I do agree with the the teacher’s ‘love stick’. Most of the Koreans have known that corporal punishment in the school infringed on students’ rights. For this reason, the government enacted the law prohibiting corporal punishment in the school. However, since the law was enacted, students’ behavior and attitude have gor worse. They know that without the ‘love stick’, teachers won’t be able to punish them effectively. Every time teachers try to discipline the students, students rebel against the teacher’s word and even hit the teacher. Korean schools have no strong alternatives of the ‘love stick’ like foreign countries. For these reasons, physical punishment have to be allowed in apt limits.

  22. Mr. H permalink
    November 26, 2011 10:24 pm

    I believe that college education should be free.
    In my opinion in order for a country to grow economically, they need its citizen to be educated. However due to tuition increasing nowadays, not much low and low to mid level income family could afford college tuition. I believe this is when the government or the public intervenes and funds the education to whom ever wants the education. In this capitalistic society, i believe we can put a price on all goods, however putting a high price tag on education is inhumane. Therefore college education should be free for anyone.

  23. Song HyeIn (A) permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:42 am

    One of the right that I agree with is the freedom of assenbly and association. This rigt assures of people’s freedom about making gathering or union under their common aims. This right forms the basis of public opinions and this is why I support this right as good public opinions can change or correct mistakes and errors in a policy. Also I think this right is an undoubted right in a democatic government which is operated by members of a nation.

    However, what I think should not be given is the police’s right about collecting personal informations. Although it is reasonable to get personal informations in some cases like catching criminals , but recently it is misused and overused. For example, last year, when many candle rallies happened , many people participated the rallies were arrested based on their photos taken in the rally. In other words, the police took the pictures and compared it with a picture in resident registration and then caught peoples. Also the police recorded arrested people’s report of investigations although they were determinded innocent. It has potential risks, because after the people get freed from, the police can keep watch the people based on their informations and it finally cause people to not express their thought about politics.

  24. SUE permalink
    November 27, 2011 1:17 pm

    One right I do agree with is freedom of speech. Basically, it means you are free to talk openly about your ideas, even if other people disagree with them. In addition, I think freedom of speech should include all forms of expression, meaning words, pictures, music etc.
    On the other hand, one right that I think should not be given is death penalty. Because a certain proportion of convicts are later found innocent, and that under no circumstances is killing acceptable if it can be prevented.

  25. bliss^.^(A) permalink
    November 27, 2011 5:11 pm

    I think the right for speech is the most important right. Basically, it means that I am free to talk openly about my ideas even if other people don’t agree with me. As well I am also free to read or listen to other people’s ideas. In addition, I have the right to wear something I want. But it’s pretty controversial. I mean, we have the right to speak anything we want, but we shouldn’t talk some bad words without any evidence, especially on Internet. Something like bad replies made many entertainers commit suicide. We can’t say anything just because someone who listen to can’t see you. It’s called a “witch-hunt”. We shoud use our rights more wisely.

  26. Ahn Je Ho permalink
    November 27, 2011 5:31 pm

    I do disagree with the right of the teacher’s love stick. if you can solve the problem with physical punishment but fundamental problem are not be solve. i think love stick was used commoling age is over. in the future, teacher, students has the changed. especially, teacher can be themselves should do reach. then for this system of teacher need to be propared. thesedays parent’s a few 30% do not hit student’s at home, so physical punishment will disappear gradually in school.

  27. Nam permalink
    November 27, 2011 7:18 pm

    One of the rights I agree with is that freedom of expression should be guaranteed. All fields where people can express their opinion should be protected like on the Internet and articles on the newspapers. Since freedom of expression is part and parcel of democracy. Otherwise, I do not agree with downloading songs or movies on the Internet with no charge. Since those acting are the illegal downloading of copyrighted material.

  28. Haley permalink
    November 27, 2011 7:21 pm

    One of the right that I agree with is free education until the high school. First of all, education is necessary for modern society. Uneducated people can be damaged by lack of basic knowledge which should be learned in free education. Also, citizens have the right to be protected of their study by nation. They pay for the education and that should be provided for all of people equally.

    What I think should not be given is physical punishment in school. Some people suggest that the love stick is one of the most effective measures to regulate students. However, there are various counter-measures to regulate students- voluntary service, temporary suspension from school, counseling with parents and so on. On any count, physical punishment cannot be accepted rightfully because the love stick is also a kind of violence..

  29. (b)Puella permalink
    November 27, 2011 10:50 pm

    I agree with a right not to pay a late fee of books in a our University’s library. Absolutely, it is my fault of returning books late. But, I paid a tuition to my university. Books are public materials, but, at the same time, I bought a right to use these for a certain period of time. Therefore I have a right not to pay a late fee, at once, I have a right to choose whether to pay a late fee or to prohibit a function for borrowing books.

  30. Lia(B) permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:06 pm

    One right I agree with is the right to protect and respect other’s private life. This is because I really don’t like the person who read my diary or see my private things with no permission. I think the diary checking in elementary school is one of the private invasion. Because of the fear of detection, they will not confess their thoughts and feelings on diary. For these reasons, private life should be protect.
    One right I think should not be given is smoke in apartment. The cigarette smoke is bad for the smoker and secondhand smoker. Apartment is a restrict space, so the smoke can easily spread to other person’s house. This smoke can spoil the neighbor’s lung health. This is really serious thing, so the smokers have to quit the cigarette in apartment.

  31. Olivia 2 permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:17 pm

    One right that I agree is any person can persue one’s happiness. Most of the people live to be happy. People earn money, travel abroad or read some books… final purpose of These all activity is happiness. For this reason, I think the right that persue of one’s happiness is very important acceptable right for human. But, people have to know that they afford to take a responsiability of their free activity.

    One right that I don’t agree is to hurt or kill other person for personal intention.It must be lead to the disrupt society. But, it is different in case of soidier because army fight and kill enemy to protect one’s country and citizen like self – defense.

  32. mina kim (a) permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:39 pm

    I do agree with some students’ opinion and disagree some others’ opinion. Physical punishment has to be banned in the school because it occurs lot of troubles. But there has to be something for students to go the right way. So I think it is great to have a strict rules just in case of violanting. For example, doing voluteer works or being a class assistant etc can be their punishment if they do something wrong. And also, student has to have right to speak up and insist their opinion. If they want something unfair, school mush explain why they are wrong concisely. In my opinion, smoking, alchohol, telling the lie, violence those things should be treated with heavy punishment.

  33. KoalaCoala permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:46 pm

    I agree that liberalization of the hair code.
    Students have own personality and right to present.
    Also, essentially liberalization of hair code is one of basic human rights.
    And It is illogical that liberalization of the hair code affect student’s study badly.
    On the otherhand, one right I do not agree with is physical punishment in school enducation. There are many good methods to teach student uprightly, and I think that affectionate attention to student can open students mind.
    In addition, students are psychologically hurted by physical punishment.
    In sometimes, it trigger student’s disobey and leave a scar.

  34. Star (B) permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:59 pm

    One right I agree with is right of the individual to freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is a basic human right. Recently an incumbent National Assembly member sued a comedian for defamation. The comedian hinted censure of the National Assembly in his comedy, but he was oppressed freedom of expression. I think this right is necessary in democratic society.
    One right I think should not be given is right to smoke in public. There are laws to prohibit smoking in public in Korea. However, many people still suffer from second-hand smoke. Smoking affects other people as well as the smoker. Therefore, I think right to smoke in public is should not be given.

  35. Gabriel permalink
    November 28, 2011 12:30 am

    I strongly agree to physical punishment. As techer’s ‘lovestick’ is prohibited from the government, there are unbelievable incidents occuring as students causing violence to the teachers. It is definetly a serious problem in education in Korea thesedays. If there is no punishment, students would be immatured, rude and impolite. In addition, students will lose their concentration. If the students are making noise during the class other students who are willing to study will be distrubed by them. Students are having no fear at all because they no there is no punishment and there is nothing that teacher could do. This will decline student’s learning ability. Conversly, if there is a punishment, student’s would participate and behave in class.

  36. Jeong hyo kyeong permalink
    November 28, 2011 1:52 am

    In my opinion, I disagree with teacher’s physical punishment.
    I believe that physical punishment should be banned at school.
    Violent cannot be justified by any reason.
    Also, punishing students physically cannot have any positive influence on them.
    Imagine what would happen if a teacher physically punish students while he is getting stressed about something.

  37. Elly permalink
    November 29, 2011 12:13 am

    What I agree is a right to have long hair in school. The reason long hair is banned is that teachers think it disturbs students to concentrate on their studies. However, it is a nonsense. Because, as a student, I have not felt my not-short hair disturbs me so far. That’s why I agree a right to have long hair in school.
    In contrast, what I disagree is the right to use a cell phone in class. In thesedays, a cell phone has so many interesting contents such as games, musics, movie clips, and social network systems like Facebook. What really distract students from their studying is a cell phone not their hairs.

  38. ED xotjr permalink
    December 6, 2011 7:42 am

    I agree with the right for free education. If the government requires the public to pay tuition for secondary education, it is not fair to extremely poor people. As for the education, it is not a service, but a just right. To make the nation more advanced, the govenrnment should expand the range of free education. On contrast, I am against with punishments in class. Violence is likely to give rise to negative effects including another violence. If teachers keep continuous physical punishment to their students, the students could tend to be violent in the future.

  39. December 14, 2011 11:31 pm

    Write about one right you agree with and one right you think should not be given? Give a short explanation. It sounds roughly, one thing that I agree with is that sex offenders must be more severely punished. Protection of the rights of suspects should not beyond victims’ rights. Sex offenders ruin innocent peoples’ life but their penalties are not long enough. We have to protect good citizens

  40. Choi Jung An permalink
    December 16, 2011 1:33 am

    I agree with the right of free education. I thing person’s aducation level is issues at the national level. Education can change people and it is necessary for poeple’s socilization. Also, they need to know about their history, politic system, economics and so on as the country’s people. In addition free education reduces social polarization. On contrast, I am against with smoking in public places. Some poeple may insist that everyone has the right of smoking at the places they want but this opnion is a very selfish thought. Because of smoking in public, non-smokers undergo a second-hand smoke suffer. passive smoking can cause serious disease.

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