December 13, 2007

The Power of Words


Legislating morality sounds bad, right. The phrase implies inflicting someone's personal beliefs regarding morality on others.

However, we regulate behavior all the time. Stealing, murder, kidnapping, rape. All wrong. Not much argument. However, these are still personal beliefs. They are just populist beliefs.

So, does the only trouble come when a political party tries to criminalize something that's not universally frowned upon?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

so, it that gun the size of monopoly piece? the perspective is really off or somethings not right there.

Eric Olsen said...

i'm guessing the gun was added to the photo...not by me.

maybe tomorrow we can talk about "the power of photoshop"

Anonymous said...

Those behaviors directly infringe on rights of other people.

Eric Olsen said...

i'm not arguing to regulate anything that doesn't directly infringe on the rights of others.

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