According to Wikipedia, “Mary Wollstonecraft was a British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft’s life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships at the time, received more attention than her writing.” Her mast famous book is A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. According to Britannica, “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is one of the trailblazing works of feminism. Published in 1792, Wollstonecraft’s work argued that the educational system of her time deliberately trained women to be frivolous and incapable.” She wanted to change lives for women because they weren’t treated as well as men. Thanks to her and others women are treated better.

The American and French Revolutions. These two were different and alike in many ways. The American Revelation was meant to be free of the Brittan’s. The French Revolution was meant the change France. America rebelled against Britain until The Declaration of Independence was signed. France was a disaster. Two of these things were the reign of power and Napoleon. Although both America and France wanted to escape their kings. 

Which promotes greater personal responsibility, the free market or the welfare state? According to Wikipedia, “In economics, a free market is an economic system in which the prices of goods and services are determined by supply and demand expressed by sellers and buyers. Such markets, as modeled, operate without the intervention of government or any other external authority.” Basically this is when people trade with each other for a reasonable price. 

According to the dictionary, the welfare state is “a system whereby the government undertakes to protect the health and well-being of its citizens, especially those in financial or social need, by means of grants, pensions, and other benefits. The foundations for the modern welfare state in the US were laid by the New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.” This is when the government tries to fix the peoples problems for them. 

Which promotes greater personal responsibility, the free market or the welfare state? The free market. In the free market the people do almost everything. If the government gets involved then it’s less work for the people.

After Satan’s rebellion, Satan was motivated more by his envy of God than his jealousy of God: true or false? This past week I have been reading a book written by John Milton called Paradise Lost. According to Wikipedia, “John Milton was an English poet and intellectual. His 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost, written in blank verse and including over ten chapters, was written in a time of immense religious flux and political upheaval.” According to the British Library, “Paradise Lost is an epic poem (12 books, totaling more than 10,500 lines) written in blank verse, telling the biblical tale of the Fall of Mankind – the moment when Adam and Eve were tempted by Satan to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, and God banished them from the Garden of Eden forever.According to Britannica, “Many scholars consider Paradise Lost to be one of the greatest poems in the English language. It tells the biblical story of the fall from grace of Adam and Eve (and, by extension, all humanity) in language that is a supreme achievement of rhythm and sound.” 

After Satan’s rebellion, Satan was motivated more by his envy of God than his jealousy of God: true or false? What is the difference between envy and jealousy? Jealousy means “fiercely protective or vigilant of one’s rights or possessions”, and envy means “desire to have a quality, possession, or other desirable attribute belonging to (someone else).” True. Satan Wasn’t jealous of God, but envious of Him. He wanted what God has, which is power of everything. Because of this satan was kicked out of Heaven. 

What happened (involving the Third Estate) during the meeting of the Estates General that set the French Revolution in motion. According to Lumen Learning, “The Estates-General of 1789 was a general assembly representing the French estates of the realm summoned by Louis XVI to propose solutions to France’s financial problems. It ended when the Third Estate formed into a National Assembly, signaling the outbreak of the French Revolution.” 

The French Revolution. According to Wikipedia, “The French Revolution was a period of radical political and societal change in France that began with the Estates General of 1789 and ended with the formation of the French Consulate in November 1799.” The French Revolution began in 5 May 1789 and ended in 9 November 1799

Is the state the source of human rights? According to Wikipedia, “Human rights are moral principles or norms for certain standards of human behavior and are regularly protected in municipal and international law.” We as humans have rights to only three things. These are our life, liberty, and property. A lot of people think that we have rights to other things like food, water, and shelter. Those aren’t rights, they are needs. This is because we need these to survive. You don’t have a right to something unless you own it. If we had a right to food, we could go and get some free food anytime you wanted. If you had a right to shelter it would force the builder of the house to just give it to you. 

Is the state the source of human rights? According to OHCHR, “Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings – they are not granted by any state. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. They range from the most fundamental – the right to life – to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work, health, and liberty.” So no. If the state was the source of our rights they could take it away whenever they wanted. They cannot take our rights away because we are humans and these are human rights. If ours can be taken away, it means theirs can too. 

Would any of Bacon’s essays have been more persuasive if he had talked about his own experiences? According to Wikipedia, “Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban PC, QC, also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.” He was born on January 22, 1561 and died on April 9, 1626. He wrote several well known essays. According to Wikipedia, “Essays: Religious Meditations. Places of Persuasion and Dissuasion. Seene and Allowed was the first published book by the philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon. The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic.” According to, “Bacon’s essays are reflective and philosophical. The essay is a series of counsels, It is not an elaborate or discursive development of a particular subject. It is neatly direct and frankly didactic. He is moralist and his essays are meant for men of ambition in the Renaissance, which desired self-realization.” According to, “His essays suggest us not to seek morality only by leaving practical idea. There is nothing wrong with the mixture of morality and the practical idea together. Just as no ornament is possible with pure gold, some crude metal should be added with it so only morality without practical concept of a thing cannot do.” 

Would any of Bacon’s essays have been more persuasive if he had talked about his own experiences? Yes. If he wrote about his own experiences he could have written better essays because he had those experiences. It would be much easier for him to write about his own experiences. 

Is restitution to victims better for society than jail sentences for criminals? What is restitution to victims? Imagine someone robs someone and they’re caught. They would have to give back to the victim what he stole and more. That is restitution of victims. Jail sentences for criminals is pretty explanatory, but just in case. Let’s say a guy robs someone and instead of paying restitution they go to jail. 

Let’s discuss restitution to victims in more detail. If someone’s caught robbing, but they don’t get arrested, they just have to pay restitution. What does he learn? Parents don’t punish their children, they discipline them. They only do this so they don’t disobey again. It’s the same way here. If the thief doesn’t get disciplined then they just rob again. 

Now let’s discuss jail sentences for criminals in a bit more detail. If the guy goes to jail he learns not to do what he did again. If he does, then he’ll go to jail again and maybe that time he’ll learn.

I believe that jail sentences for criminals is better for society. 

According to Wikipedia “Enlightened absolutism, also called enlightened despotism, refers to the conduct and policies of European absolute monarchs during the 18th and early 19th centuries who were influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment, espousing them to enhance their power.”

The constitutional dispute between the colonists and the British government that led to the American Revolution. Whenever the colonists landed in America the British still tried to control them, but of course the colonists didn’t want that. there was a constitutional dispute between the colonists and British. There were many events during the constitutional dispute, one of which was the Stamp Act. According to Wikipedia, “The Stamp Act 1765, also known as the Duties in American Colonies Act 1765, was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain which imposed a direct tax on the British colonies in America and required that many printed materials in the colonies be produced on stamped paper from London  which included an embossed revenue stamp.” Shortly after this the American Revolution ensued. 

According to Wikipedia “William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet and actor. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon”.” Shakespeare was born in April 1564 and died in April 1616. Some of his more famous plays are Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and The Tempest. He wrote many more plays, poems, tragedies, and sonnets, but these are some more famous ones. Some people even consider him the greatest English author. 

 This past week I have been reading from the King James Bible and it has been very interesting. The wording is very different from any Bible that I have ever read. The King James Bible was an early modern translation of the Bible for the church of England. This is called the King James Bible because it was sponsored by King James IV and I. 

Is it easier to read Shakespeare or the King James Bible? In the past few years I have read some plays by Shakespeare and at first I didn’t know what half of the words meant.  Now I still Don’t under stand a few of the words, but it is easier to read his plays. 

The King James Bible is similar to Shakespeare writing, but much more words are easier to understand. In my opinion the Kin James Bible is easier to read than any of Shakespeare plays. 

Should the group in a legislator’s district that got him elected monitor his votes, and recruit someone to run against him in the next primary if he starts voting wrong? Basically if some people vote for someone to be the president and he does something wrong do the people get to vote someone else to be president next year. YES! Is someone wants to be elected for mayor they can bribe people to vote for him. When people want to be elected, they almost always lie. They say they’ll do something and they get elected, but they don’t keep their promises. They can do lots of stuff to et elected, but it’s the peoples vote, not theirs.