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Thread: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    This came up with a discussion with Tigger. Do you guys think it is the job of the government to judge,decide,regulate the morality of the people or that the job of the people and the laws of the government should reflect that?
    Almost all laws are an expression of moral priority. Even jaywalking and littering laws.

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The government should protect people from other people. The government has no business protecting people from themselves.
    While I agree with the highlighted portion, I do so in a different way.... The Government should not be protecting people from the consequences of their own mistakes. The Government SHOULD be protecting Society from the consequences of those mistakes, by doing everything possible to ensure that the people making those mistakes never have the opportunity to do so again.

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The government should protect people from other people. The government has no business protecting people from themselves.
    How does one then justify forced income redistribution? Charitable giving may be morally right but certainly does not protect people from other people so there is no justification for doing so by gov't force.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    This came up with a discussion with Tigger. Do you guys think it is the job of the government to judge,decide,regulate the morality of the people or that the job of the people and the laws of the government should reflect that?
    To the extent that the judiciary is responsible for enforcement, there's no question of its jurisdiction within boundaries evidently defined. To the extent that morality remains uncodified, the point is moot.

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    By passing RvW (and later by the SCOTUS), they DID regulate morality.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    I guess we could always dispense with governance altogether, and simply trust the aspiring serial killer to 'listen to his heart' right?

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    No, absolutely not, please tell your GOP representative to get the f*ck out of America's bedrooms and out of women's lives.
    As soon as you tell the Dem's to get out of the doctor patient relationship, get them to stop telling Mexicans it's cool to sneak across the border and use our social services and unilaterally take over a sixth of the economy.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I voted yes. Otherwise I don't see what purpose government serves.
    Government in the US was supposed to have a very limited scope. Regulating morality was not one of them. What a person believes, a communities morality (what they deem as moral or immoral) is not part of that scope. Yes, laws arguably can be seen as sometimes a moral issue, however it's about what a society deems is right and wrong as it applies to others. That in and of itself is only addressed by the judicial portion of the government. Government should stay out of people's lives for the most part. Who is to say what is moral and what is not? It's a slippery slope issue and I'd rather have government out of people's lives and not determining through law what is or is not moral.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Not at all.
    Go look at the bills the GOP has written and passed in the house since they've had control of it, repeal Roe v Wade many, many times. Repeal the ACA many, many times, that's not immoral to you?

    Last time I looked, the GOP is part of the US Government, they legislate!
    What has Obamacare to do with morals? It's a redistribution of wealth bill.

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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    They do in fact regulate morality. Murder could even be considered a moral issue. Anyway, I think it depends on the issue, and whether is fits within the intent of the Constitution.
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