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    Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    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?
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    Re: 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 Trigger. 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?
    No, absolutely not, please tell your GOP representative to get the f*ck out of America's bedrooms and out of women's lives.

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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.
    The GOP is only party the trys to regulate Morality? Also the thread is about the government in general not about political parties, nice try at derailing the tread.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    The GOP is only party the trys to regulate Morality? Also the thread is about the government in general not about political parties, nice try at derailing the tread.
    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!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    The GOP is only party the trys to regulate Morality? Also the thread is about the government in general not about political parties, nice try at derailing the tread.
    I think we should stop speaking in parties and speak in ideologies. The same people who today fashion ideas of being like the founding fathers, are also the most likely to be social prudes and private deviants. The same people who don't want to be harsh on men like Bernie Maddoff stealing Trillions want to be tough on Michael by giving him 8 years for stealing a TV. The same guys who want to ban strip clubs have been found in them. With this all in mind, I think, Conservatives try to regulate try to regulate morality far more than Liberals. Liberals however try to regulate activities where people can be hurt. Centrists on a general basis aren't even all that opposed to most things weren't hurt - which morphs into a disregard for law once you get to Libertarians. I'd say from a perspective of activities which don't hurt anyone and can be considered "immoral" - the conservatives are far more likely to regulate them.

    As far it being the job of a government's job to regulate morality, I'd say no. However, it's alright to have some precautions in place. If nothing else, to ensure immoral activities which can hurt people don't happen.
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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?
    Morality is what is right and wrong.So yes it is government's job to regulate it.Thats why we have laws against stealing, murder and many other things.

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    of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong; ethical: moral attitudes.
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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    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?
    I voted yes. Otherwise I don't see what purpose government serves.

    However, the government should only enforce the code of morality as defined by law. It shouldn't try to enforce moral codes outside of the written law of the land such as moral codes based on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism or anything like that. The only morals that should be enforced are the morals that are specifically defined by law.

    Does that make sense?

    I voted Yes.

    The personal morals of an individual aren't even necessary to discuss. A person can follow a moral code that exceeds the law with or without permission. For example: Evangelical Christians may have a moral code that requires them to constantly tell others about their religion. It should not be mandated by law that all persons be required to constantly tell others about their religion. Another example: Someone from a Judeo-Christian background may have a moral code that prohibits all stealing. That doesn't mean the government should arrest people for stealing paper clips. That would be an impractical moral code to enforce. The moral code of government should be a lot more practical in nature rather than dogmatic. That's just two examples. I am sure there are many more.

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

    I'm not 100% sure what you're asking. If you're asking if I think the government defines ethics, then no. I'm a moral realist.
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    Re: Is it the government's job to regulate Morality

    No, it is not the government's job to force morality. If no one is doing me harm, I have no right to use coercion and violence against them. Just because I disagree with them, or find their actions weird, does not give me the right to throw them in a cage or hire someone else (the government) to do it for me.

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