I have heard liberals say, "you can't legislate morality."
~Is Health Insurance a moral issue? Obama has said so...
~Don't some say the government has a moral obligation to take money from productive tax paying citizens to fund Medicaid, food stamps, etc?
~Isn't same sex marriage a moral issue?
~Abortion Rights, aren't they are "moral issue"?
Isn't it more a question of WHO's view of morality is being legislated?
Answer by gdiamante at 11:03 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:05 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 11:08 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
We had this debate in one of my criminal justice classes. To some degree, yes, adults should not be having sex with children. However, I don't think they should regulate who you have sex with after a certain age so I will agree with gdiamante on this and say that they should legislate requirements.
Answer by JeremysMom at 11:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by Anna92464 at 11:18 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by May-20 at 11:23 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Morality on a wide scale is the same as opinion to me. You can't legislate opinion, therefore you can't legislate morality, except when it infringes on the rights of others. When it comes to abortion you will have people argue that the baby should not have it's right to live infringed upon, however there is no legal determination of when a fetus is considered a life. Some people's 'morality' doesn't consider it a life until he / she can draw their own breath, some consider it when egg and sperm are introduced. It's an interesting subject though.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:24 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 11:34 PM on Dec. 29, 2010