June 7th 2016
As the title says, yes, the very last post. Ever. Now with this last post I’ve got some things to cover like: how I feel in the very end of this project, what I’ve learned and what I will do with my TED Talk presentation (not in chronological order).
So, when it comes down to the ‘what I’ve learned!’ part I think I learned that when you come up with a law it must be thought through. You cannot just propose a law without thinking it through, it must not have any loop-holes, it cannot oppress an entire community of people and I could make an entire scroll of what it needs but you get my point. These are tricky things, I am certainly not an expert, but I can at least have a good idea of what is right and wrong. I also learned that people will abuse laws and also push their beliefs onto people. This also goes along with the whole ‘ not loop-holes’ and ‘cannot oppress people’ idea. I have found laws that scare me, I only wish that people (people high in the government) would see this and think to themselves ‘is this an awful idea?’.
Next thing I learned was that possibly everything is not in favour of the people, kind of what I thought going into this, there are so many things that prevent people just from living a normal life and it’s sad. I found news reports that just smack these terrible laws to the ground, and they break the laws down really well. I found one on civil forfeiture and it shows what it does to very regular families, it awful honestly. I actually was thinking about putting one of these news reports into my TED Talk to help prove my point. Maybe even two, I’m just not too sure yet.
My TED Talk is going to consist of 3-5 slides about 3-5 laws that I choose, they will be one or two images and I will explain my thoughts on them and a basic run-down of the rules. my top 3 laws to include are:
- Civil Forfeiture
- Death Penalty ⇐ mixed thoughts on this one
I realised that all of these laws are from the United States… Yikes.
How I feel in the end I think is really how I feel after I present my TED Talk, I feel that my presentation is strong and will be able to explain what research I’ve been doing. My hopes are that this will be one of my strongest presentations this year.