When They Have ToPosted: February 4, 2012
The ostensive purpose of codified laws is to force people to act against their natural inclination to “misbehave.” This presupposes that people are unable or unwilling to behave morally. A consequence of law is that people will follow the law instead of deciding for themselves what actions are moral. I’m guessing, although I admit it’s just a guess, that people will do their own thinking when they have to. I base this on observations of fellow carpenters. If you load up a carpenter with new responsibilities, most will perform them with aplomb. but they won’t take on new responsibilities without a little push from the necessity to think for themselves.
Trying to return our government to its Constitutional limits is like putting the toothpaste back in the tube.
“Conservatives” talking about socialist schemes to “redistribute wealth” implies that it was “distributed” in the first place. WTF?
The majority of people in any country just want to work to produce enough for their wants. They care nothing for war.
If everyone in the military said, “Screw this! I’m going home!”, war would end immediately.
So the US is a country of “laws, not men?” Then why is the choice of whipholder so important? Why is everyone looking to elect a good and kind master that lets us have a square-dance on Saturday night?
I wince whenever someone talks about the President “running the country” or “managing the economy”. Isn’t he supposed to run a government? I sure as hell don’t need anyone to “run” or “manage” my life.
Posted by Dave