Kyle Henson

Class of 2015


  • Political decisions come down to the basic moral question

    Since the days of Immanuel Kant, Jeremy Bentham, and John Stuart Mill, a continuing ethical debate has raged between consequentialist ethics and nonconsequentialist ethics. Consequentialists believe that the morality of an action lies in its consequences, while nonconsequentialists believe that ethics are mostly based on intentions.

    Forum | February 25, 2013
  • No need for marijuana to remain illegal in Pa.

    Senator Daylin Leach (D-Pa.) recently proposed a bill to the Pennsylvania state legislature to legalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. It’s about time. Since states like Washington and Colorado legalized weed in the last election, the rest of the country, Pennsylvania included, needs to follow suit.

    Forum | February 18, 2013
  • Transfer payments are legal form of robbery

    It is a dark and stormy night. You and a friend find yourselves walking home through an unfamiliar set of alleys. Twisting and turning in darkness, you trudge through the rain, gradually overtaken by the panic of being lost. A shadow emerges from the dark. You see an elderly man succumbing to arthritis, yet somehow still able to confront you with a .45-caliber pistol. He doesn’t ask you for anythi...

    Forum | February 4, 2013
  • Our Constitution must be respected, not abused by a king

    In the wake of the recent shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama issued a series of 23 executive orders designed to act in place of gun control legislation. While they may be well intended, these executive orders are completely unconstitutional, incorrect, and abhorrent.

    Forum | January 28, 2013
  • Fiscal progress rests on work, perseverance

    With the quasi-resolution of the fiscal cliff comes new taxes for everyone. Some of Obamacare’s 19 taxes are starting to kick in. The payroll tax cut expired, and some new taxes on the wealthy, such as the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts and an additional 0.9 percent payroll tax for high earners as part of Obamacare, were allowed to take place.

    Forum | January 21, 2013