Posts Tagged ‘Joe Wilson’

We recently turned in the essay asking us to examine Joe Wilson’s “breach of U.S. protocol” and whether or not Dr. King/Socrates would support it and how they would do so. I defended Wilson’s actions through Socrates’ argument. Socrates claims that if a man truly believes he is right, he must justify his beliefs and defend his argument even though there might be punishment or consequences. What the correct procedural justice does or determines might not always be right. As I was surfing the web, I came across an article on CNN.com (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/10/16/wilson-spent-heavily-to-capitalize-on-you-lie/). According to the article, “s far this year, Wilson has collected about $2.7 million in contributions, most of which came in after the infamous outburst on Sept. 9 turned the little-known congressman into a household name. After the shout, his 2010 campaign organization set out to capitalize on the outpouring of support he received from conservatives around the country.” Obviously, this proves that through his form of substantive justice, or search for own truth, he actually represented a voice of a huge amount of supporters that would not have been heard if he had not done so. If he did not shout, many of Obama’s actions and statements would have went without such scrutiny; scrutiny that is obviously supported by Americans nationwide. Although this is a top of discussion of the past, this recent article made me feel it was necessary to bring it back up.


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