Should laws be flexible or fixed? I believe that laws not only set rules for detalied activities of daily life, but also embody the shared values of a society. Though laws need to take special circumstances into consideraton we tackling everyday issues, when it comes to some fundamental principles, such as the protection of public welfare and freedom, I am not agreed that laws should be 'flexible'. For a flexible laws may fail to protect fundamental principles and erode the integrity of laws itself.
I agree with the statement insofar as with flexible laws, some variations of circumstances, times, or places could be taken into account. Laws are not only meant to set principles, but also guide people' s everyday life. However, our life is greatly changable and diversified, rendering a universal guidance almost impossible. For some ethnic minorities or religious groups, education, marriage, and families may be different from mainstream society. If we are to regulate all people in a nation with fixed laws, for example, to demand every citizen finish 10 years of education, it may be constract and thus erode the cultural traditions of some aborignial groups. To conclude, our society is composed of diversified cultural mores, social values, and economic conditions, so the law guiding people's life should take differences into account to better suit various circumstances.
However, though social life is highly diversified to establish a universal guidance, I am not fully agree with the statement in two respects. Firstly, laws, though can be flexible in some everyday issues, should set principles regarding to more fundamental matters. Secondly, being too 'flexible' may erode the integrity of laws.
Laws are not only guiding our everyday life, but also the symbols of social values and beliefs, which should not be altered. There are some constancy in human nature, on which laws should based. For example, every society suffers from violence and crime. To punish them is what laws should do whatever situations or places are. Moreover, laws are established to protect fundamental values in a society, which is not subjected to changes. For example, the First Amendment protects our rights to express freely and crticize the authority. If a nation, under special circumstances, such as protecting national security, amends the laws to punish those who speak against the government, it is eroding our shared values. To conclude, though situations are always changing, some basic principles of laws are not subjected to change, so does the law itself.
Moreover, if laws are altered according to times, spaces, or circumstances, it may erode the integrity of laws as well as those principles behind the laws. For example, it is a shared belief that we should express freely. However, if we change laws and under special circumstances, for example, claiming it is okay to punish those who criticize the authority when a nation is in a war with another. However, doing such a thing is to put us on slippery slope. Will other laws, such as punishing violence, be altered under necessity? People in that nation may fear that laws will change due to the wills of government. Thus, nobody will believe that they can be protected by laws, and the integrity of laws will also be eroded.
To conclude, under some daily issues, laws need to take special situations into account. However, when treating our shared values and fundamental principles, laws should not be altered so as to ensure its integrity and protect those ideas we treasure commonly.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 11, column 186, Rule ID: SO_AS_TO
Message: Use simply 'to'
... principles, laws should not be altered so as to ensure its integrity and protect those ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, firstly, however, if, may, moreover, regarding, second, secondly, so, thus, well, as to, for example, such as, as well as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 31.0 19.5258426966 159% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 24.0 12.4196629213 193% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 14.8657303371 141% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 11.3162921348 124% => OK
Pronoun: 37.0 33.0505617978 112% => OK
Preposition: 66.0 58.6224719101 113% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2990.0 2235.4752809 134% => OK
No of words: 579.0 442.535393258 131% => OK
Chars per words: 5.16407599309 5.05705443957 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.90534594407 4.55969084622 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.7993599608 2.79657885939 100% => OK
Unique words: 247.0 215.323595506 115% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.426597582038 0.4932671777 86% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 940.5 704.065955056 134% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 1.0 4.99550561798 20% => OK
Subordination: 10.0 3.10617977528 322% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 8.0 1.77640449438 450% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 8.0 4.38483146067 182% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 30.0 20.2370786517 148% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 50.5932472437 60.3974514979 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 99.6666666667 118.986275619 84% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.3 23.4991977007 82% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.63333333333 5.21951772744 89% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.2758426966 165% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.210848125798 0.243740707755 87% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0686654379797 0.0831039109588 83% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0476898259501 0.0758088955206 63% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.129014062823 0.150359130593 86% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0280573513628 0.0667264976115 42% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 12.5 14.1392134831 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 48.8420337079 107% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.1743820225 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.65 12.1639044944 104% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.18 8.38706741573 98% => OK
difficult_words: 132.0 100.480337079 131% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.7820224719 110% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.