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conscience

an internal sense of right and wrong. To respect differences between persons the law sometimes permits a CONSCIENCE CLAUSE. Freedom of conscience is a HUMAN RIGHT

CONSCIENCE. The moral sense, or that capacity of our mental constitution, by which we irresistibly feel the difference between right and wrong.
     2. The constitution of the United States wisely provides that "no religious test shall ever be required." No man, then, or body of men, have a right to control a man's belief or opinion in religious matters, or to forbid the most perfect freedom of inquiry in relation to them, by force or threats, or by any other motives than arguments or persuasion. Vide Story, Const. Sec. 1841-1843.

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Another said: "Massively ashamed to be represented in parliament by the apparently conscienceless p***k.
One user sent him an image of dead children, while another said: "Massively ashamed to be represented in parliament by the apparently conscienceless p***k."
He claimed that at times these drugs were also black marketed by some conscienceless people exploiting the requirement of the patients.
Martha Stout's notes the conscienceless personality's uncanny ability to veil her or his true intentions.
"This case is the golden and historic occasion for the Supreme Court to establish an impregnable wall to block the genre of conscienceless politicians and politics to politicize, pollute, and desecrate the Constitution in the preparation and implementation of the General Appropriations Act," it said.
conscienceless sociopath (if Gray's account is accurate); and
Rapacious traders, the ruthless and conscienceless, came too.
I think that deliberate, conscienceless mendacity, the acceptance of falsehood and hypocrisy, is the most dangerous of sins," Williams asserted in a 1957 interview; "the moral contribution of my plays is that they expose what I consider to be untrue" (Ross 40).
This is precisely the kind of empowerment that must be denied to these conscienceless people and everyone who is guilty of helping this video go viral needs to consider this grim truth.
(46) The Davis and Proffitt opinions specifically limited the aggravator by defining it as the "conscienceless or pitiless manner which was unnecessarily torturous to the victim." The aggravator as now limited by judicial interpretation requires the murder to be:
With this act of displacement, Hickock not only anticipates the proof that "Perry was that rarity, 'a natural killer'--absolutely sane, but conscienceless, and capable of dealing, with or without motive, the coldest-blooded deathblows" (64-65, emphasis added), but also expresses his own inability to act in Herbert Clutter's defense.