Laws should be flexible enough to take account of various circumstances, times, and
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the
statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting
your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true
and explain how these considerations shape your position.
The speaker asserts that laws should be plastic enough to take account of various circumstances, times, and places. I am mainly in favor of this statement for that it raises valid points for claiming that the legislation and magistracy should be circumstantial. However, the laws should not be excessive flexible.
For starters, as for the circumstances, the laws should be flexible enough to suit different circumstances of the crimes. The degree of the crimes and the individual condition of the criminals should be taken into account when implementing the laws. For instance, given the same degree of the severity of crimes, people who violate the laws for the first time should be differently punished compared with the recidivist in many conditions. Besides, the juvenile delinquency should be treated differently from the ones committed by adults. Also, the offenders who have mental problems should be punished less heavily than normal people. Hence, under different circumstances, the laws should be flexible.
It can also hold for the times. As the rapid development of society and technology, the laws which proved to be effective in the past may not have the same effectiveness nowadays. First, with the consistent emergence of technological innovation, the kinds of crimes vary dramatically. For example, though the online shopping has improved the well-being of people, it stimulates various kinds of crimes, such as the fraud and tort online, which have never occurred before. As a result, new legislation with regard to these budding crimes is necessary. Besides, some behaviors which were legal in the past have been no longer the same as before, such as bigamy, which is common in the past while illegal currently. Therefor, the laws should flexible enough to continuously be revised to match the rapid change of technology and the society.
When referring to the discrepancies of laws between different places, we shall admit that the laws should be malleable to take account of various culture, custom and religions in different area. For instance, some countries have banned death penalty for a long period, so it is nearly impossible to require them to change the laws. There are also many countries prohibit abortion, no matter what is the reason for that, we should always show our respect to this discrepancy. Also, in many countries where the majority of citizens are Islamist, eating pork, a behavior which is pervasive in other regions, is illegal in these areas due to the religious beliefs. Hence, the law should never be fixed all over the world. Instead, it should be flexible enough to conform to the local condition in different regions.
However, we should avoid taking the statement to the extreme. We should always keep the flexibility within a limitation. Because if the legislation is too flexible, it may challenge the stability, authority and solemnity. For instance, it may make it easy for people to defy and even scorn laws and cause upheavals eventually. In addition, if the magistracy is too flexible, it may result in exculpation. The leader of Samsung, the biggest business in Korea, was once accused of a series of crimes, such as bribery and abusing the employees. However, he finally escaped from punishment on account of his high social status. Therefore, the laws should never be too flexible in case of the aforementioned behaviors.
Overall, the statement is mainly justifiable, while the flexibility should never be unqualified.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, finally, first, hence, however, if, may, so, therefore, well, while, as for, for example, for instance, in addition, such as, as a result, with regard to
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 : 11.0 14.8657303371 74% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 11.3162921348 133% => OK
Pronoun: 27.0 33.0505617978 82% => OK
Preposition: 67.0 58.6224719101 114% => OK
Nominalization: 19.0 12.9106741573 147% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2946.0 2235.4752809 132% => OK
No of words: 563.0 442.535393258 127% => OK
Chars per words: 5.23268206039 5.05705443957 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.87110059796 4.55969084622 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.88527867421 2.79657885939 103% => OK
Unique words: 273.0 215.323595506 127% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.484902309059 0.4932671777 98% => OK
syllable_count: 912.6 704.065955056 130% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 16.0 4.99550561798 320% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 8.0 3.10617977528 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 31.0 20.2370786517 153% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 23.0359550562 78% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 42.8626536272 60.3974514979 71% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.0322580645 118.986275619 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.1612903226 23.4991977007 77% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.41935483871 5.21951772744 104% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 10.2758426966 156% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 5.13820224719 214% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.297073492444 0.243740707755 122% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0868360427211 0.0831039109588 104% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0662910664544 0.0758088955206 87% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.175827690682 0.150359130593 117% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0556896105102 0.0667264976115 83% => OK
automated_readability_index: 12.3 14.1392134831 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.8420337079 109% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.1743820225 85% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.76 12.1639044944 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.96 8.38706741573 107% => OK
difficult_words: 158.0 100.480337079 157% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 11.8971910112 76% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.2143820225 82% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 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.