Is Robin Hood a criminal or a hero?
Robin Hood is both. Translation= Robin Hood would have made a true America Hero.
He is a criminal in the eyes of the corrupted rulers of his time.
He is a hero to the town folk and the public, for distributing what should be theirs.
It can be agreed a hero is someone who regards and protects the people. It can be agreed a criminal is someone who works outside or against the set law.
It can then be agreed Robin Hood is someone who regards and protects the people, but does so in a way outside or against the set law.
A criminal is someone has committed a crime, however not all laws are moral or just. For example, the Holocaust was an official government program as was Apartheid.
Robin Hood stole from the wealthy because they gained their money unfairly because of their positions in the government. They got to keep their money because of tax exemptions, but the only way to keep the country running without removing those was to increase taxation on middle-to-lower class to outrageous levels.
By doing this Robin Hood broke the law and therefore became a criminal. Robin Hood did however become a hero of the citizens because he returned money that should have been theirs to begin with.
We need more Robin Hood-like minded people stepping up!
Credit a true patriot, Jonathan C.
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