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Old 09-08-2019, 01:29 PM
begbert2 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Idaho
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Morality is about what a person thinks people should do. Law is about what the government thinks people should do. These things sounds like they should be in alignment, the bulk of laws, as best I can tell, have nothing whatsoever to do with what people consider moral issues, so it's pretty clear to me that government and people have wildly different ideas about what people should do. Yes, there is some overlap, but to say that laws are based on morality is to say that the bulk of laws will have been based on moral issues. This is not the case, not even close, so I think that the case for laws being based on morality is very, very weak.

And the fact that politicians like to sell their desired laws as being moral issues for the purpose of manipulating the emotions of their electorate is not evidence that the laws in question are based on morals.