Go to NPR’s Website and read the article titled “New Chinese Law Cracks Down on ‘Rumor Mongers’”, dated September 26, 2013, located at http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/09/25/2261…. Be prepared to discuss.
Suppose you are the leader of a nation that is adopting a Social Law system. Compare and contrast the major characteristics of Social Law with one (1) other family of law of your choosing. Conclude two to three (2-3) advantages to your nation incorporating Social Law as opposed to any other family of law. Provide support for your response.
From the e-Activity, specify the key characteristics of Social Law that would contribute to a nation deciding to implement such laws as China’s rule against “rumor mongers”. Examine the likelihood of the United States adopting this type of law. Provide a rationale for your response.
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The key characteristics of Social Law that would contribute to a nation implementing laws is their wants to protect society and its countries reputation. The “rumor mongers” can start many stories that are not true. Many countries do not want their reputation ruined by people who do not tell the truth. In the U.S. we have the right to free speech as long as it is true and just, and that we do not harm someone. In this case something was posted over 500 times that the country thought was to be defamatory content. The opinion of the people was that they were expressing their opinion. China law under Social Law wants to control their country and the people who live in it. Social media such as Facebook is blocked in China for many reasons, and power over the people is one of them. The U.S. has anti-bullying laws and does not like people to hurt others. It would be hard for them to completely control all of the people and their opinions due to the rights found in the Constitution. Countries such as China have different ways of running their people.