For this Assignment, you may choose Option A or Option B.
Option A: Compose a letter to the president regarding the current war. In this letter, explain your position regarding the ethics of war and responses to terrorism. In your explanation, be sure to draw upon ethical theories, concepts, and reasoning to support your position. State what you believe should be done and why. The letter should be 1 page in length, double spaced, and free of grammatical errors.
Option B: Compose a letter to your state governor regarding the death penalty. In this letter, explain your position regarding capital punishment. In your explanation, be sure to draw upon ethical theories, concepts, and reasoning to support your position. State whether or not the death penalty should be abolished and why.
The letter should be 1 page in length, double spaced, and free of grammatical errors.
Download the document titled HU245_Assignment_Rubrics for the grading rubric, which provides details for how this Assignment will be graded.
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Submitting your Assignment
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