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Thread: A Responsibility to Others?

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    Re: A Responsibility to Others?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    No, and I believe I have already answered that once (or at least a very similar question).
    I believe that most if not all people on this thread would help someone in an emergency regardless of their politics.

    I doubt anyone would turn their back and say, "I'm not responsible."

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    Re: A Responsibility to Others?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They only have a moral responsibility to help others if they believe they do. In reality, no they don't have a moral responsibility to help others.
    Well, if you're going by reality, then there's no such thing as morals, or responsibility.

    In the human frame, yes, that person has a moral responsibility to give back.

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    Re: A Responsibility to Others?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    There is this principle that you gravely overlook called personal liberty and keeping the fruits of your own labor. In short, if I ever "make it big", it should be up to me and my family, not some damned Government shill, to decide where the hell my hard-earned should go!!
    That it should be up to you to decide is irrelevant. The OP shouldn't have brought up government, though, that is just going to distort perspectives.

    There is a difference between moral responsibility and legal responsibility.

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    Re: A Responsibility to Others?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Do people who have greater power and wealth have a responsibility to others, in terms of a moral responsibility?
    When we are in a structured society like the U.S., and it is a legal responsibility, then it kind of becomes a moral responsibility.


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