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Should The Government Legislate Morality
their life. He believes that the laws enforced are technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology guides to lead people on a more moral path of life. Adultery most often will result in very severe emotional and financial damage especially if it leads to divorce. He is saying that people who do not have similar beliefs can not live together in society. Should adultery be considered a crime?
Should we legislate morality? Thats the wrong question. Is it up to our government to distinguish a definite line between the morally acceptable and the unacceptable? David Pendleton believes. On the other hand, Charley Reese writes about why the government should not legislate morality.
Show more why should the government legislate morality on topics such as abortion and gay marriage? Without "right" and "wrong" (as morals determine) there is no ought or should, and so there is no law and there is nothing that law should do (unless my opponent is suggesting the laws be only for the benefit of the law makers regardless. If she wants to abort it, too bad. As Thomas Jefferson put it in his First Inaugural Address, the law should "restrain men from injuring one another" but "leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits. Got a writing question? My point is this:. He is defining crime as an act that injures, or seriously impedes rights. Update 4: "laws don't legislate morality "laws legislate immorality". The only weakness I found in Reese's article was his aggressive nature.
Over the past several years the government has taken an obscene role in legislating morality.
There are many facets in this argument, yet I think we should limit them to only a bare few.
The government should only legislate moral principles that are: secular (not religious) in origin or at least traceable and justifiable on purely secular grounds.
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