Professor Forman

Understanding Pro Trump Supporters in Impeachment Decision

Do the Ends justify the Means?

Means = Alternative ways to get there
Ends = Achievement of objectives

Yes,, the ends justify the means, but only if all relevant objectives, including those suggested by pros and cons of the alternatives are included in the objectives that determine the best, rational choice (Means)

Impeachment Example:
Means(Alternatives): Remove or Keep
Ends (Objectives):
E+J+S:Economy+Jobs+Relative Social Status
H+D:Honesty+ Democracy

Assuming E+J is due to Trump;

For those who believe that E+J+S is more important to them, then acquit is preferred

For those who believe that H+D is more important, regardless of assuming E+J is true or not, then Remove is preferred

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