Yes, Folks, We All Would Legislate Morality (Psst, Even You Libertarians)

Really, I must be a glutton for punishment. Over the past couple of weeks, I wrote two articles on libertarianism and made the point that for a law to be just, it must have a basis in morality. These commentaries evoked quite a response, ranging from lauding me as brilliant to lambasting me for not having two brain cells to rub together. And the negative responses were most notable. For daring to mention morality and law in the same breath, some implied I was like the Taliban, one respondent called me a "neoconservative," and a blogger said I was a socialist (yes, really, yours truly!). Pretty funny, that, when talking about a man who proposed the Defense against Tyranny Amendment. Now, to review the morality/law nexus in brief, I previously wrote (I recommend reading the first two pieces, here and here, for background):... a law states that there is something you must or must not do, ostensibly because the action is a moral imperative, is morally wrong, or is a corollary...(Read Full Article)

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