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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    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.
    Protecting people from others is not the only function of the law.
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    all law is base in some form of morals. Rape, murder or assualt are beyond the scope of a simple question of morality. Yes we should act as a group of citizens through our elected representatives to protect one another from these heinous examples of uncivil acts.

    Should the government tell us how much soda to drink...not so much.
    I would disagree. Laws are about protection of individual rights. Or at least they should be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    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.
    Idiot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    By passing RvW (and later by the SCOTUS), they DID regulate morality.
    NOT

    Roe v Wade is a woman's right to privacy and to do as she chooses in making her own decisions, among other things.

    That's not regulating morality, that's regulating what other people believe either by religion or by their own beliefs and by their own so called moral standards, which take away a woman's rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It will be interesting to see how the anti-choicers vote
    Why? Because you're of an arrogant belief that you are an all knowing arbiter of how to define things that are not universally definable? Or because you're ignorant of the fact that everyone doesn't share a similar view point as you when forming their opinions.

    For pro-lifer folks (rejecting your retarded and childish procolomation of "anti-choice" as much as those who claim pro-choice individuals are "pro-abortion"), the mindset is not one of enforcing morals. Rather, it's an extension of the commonly held notion that one of the legitimate roles of government is to protect the livelihood of an individual who is physically incapable or nigh incapable of protecting themselves.

    Just like someone who believes the government has a place in stepping in to keep a father from ending the life of his 3 year old son for reasons other than "regulating morality", someone who believes the government has a place in stepping in to keep a mother from ending the life of her unborn son for reasons otehr than "regulating morality". It is not an instance of needing to regulate morality, but rather to protect the rights of those who can not reasonable protect themselves.

    As to regulating morality by the government, in general I believe it has no place in doing so if the PRIMARY purpose of a law is to in terms of regulating morality. However, I think there are reasonable times where morality being regulated is a potential side effect of a law.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    NOT

    Roe v Wade is a woman's right to privacy and to do as she chooses in making her own decisions, among other things.

    That's not regulating morality, that's regulating what other people believe either by religion or by their own beliefs and by their own so called moral standards, which take away a woman's rights.
    So it's like....regulating morality, then? lulz

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Why? Because you're of an arrogant belief that you are an all knowing arbiter of how to define things that are not universally definable? Or because you're ignorant of the fact that everyone doesn't share a similar view point as you when forming their opinions.

    For pro-lifer folks (rejecting your retarded and childish procolomation of "anti-choice" as much as those who claim pro-choice individuals are "pro-abortion"), the mindset is not one of enforcing morals. Rather, it's an extension of the commonly held notion that one of the legitimate roles of government is to protect the livelihood of an individual who is physically incapable or nigh incapable of protecting themselves.
    It will be interesting because many anti-choicers (and I call them that because that is exactly what they are) believe that the "protect[ing] the livelihood of an individual" is a legitimate role of government even though the Constitution clearly only protects "persons"
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    So it's like....regulating morality, then? lulz
    Not hardly.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    It will be interesting because many anti-choicers (and I call them that because that is exactly what they are) believe that the "protect[ing] the livelihood of an individual" is a legitimate role of government even though the Constitution clearly only protects "persons"
    Yeah, until they make a law that states a fetus is a person, oh, wait...
    Then, they won't call it homicide, they call it feticide.

    It's what republican lawmakers did in Wisconsin, pretty much, they changed the words of vaginal invasions to some fancy wording to push legislation to probe women's private parts.

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

    My vote is other. I feel that morality is a personal ideology that can certainly vary person to person. I think the only function that the government should serve is to preserve the right of all Americans to observe their own moral conduct and that no government (federal, state or local) should attempt to press the moral majority on any minority. Each person should be free to pursue their own life as they see fit.

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