Defending Inheritance Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Defending Inheritance
This paper discusses the issue of inheritance in western civilization.
# 92964 | 1,227 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2007 in Law (Wills and Probate) , Political Science (General)

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In this article, the writer examines the subject of inheritances and looks into inheritance law. The writer notes that in theory, it is tempting to allow individuals to inherit only what seems most necessary for their survival, and not to profit off of the successes of their parents. On the other hand, the writer claims that it might seem tempting to reward individuals who sacrificed themselves for their parents with greater benefits than their siblings who did not, upon their parent's demise. But ultimately, the writer points out that the rule of law must hold sway, and the individual rights of the parents must dominate inheritance law. The writer concludes that it is not up to the subjective, collective will of the children or the outside arbitration of the state to decide in the matter of inheritance.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crevecoeur, Hector. "What is an American?" From In Defense of the West, p.246
  • Locke, John. "The Second Treatise on Government." From In Defense of the West, p. 196
  • Meyer, Frank S. "Western Civilization: The Problem of Political Freedom." From In Defense of the West, p. 155,
  • Winthrop, John. "A Model of Christian Charity." From In Defense of the West, p. 206
  • Wright, Louis. "The British Tradition in America in Retrospect." From In Defense of the West, p. 155

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