Should The Government Legislate Morality
Should the Government Legislate Morality
There are many things to consider when asking the question, ?Should the government legislate morality, or not?. People seem to have a difficult time agreeing on moral issues. What is morally correct in the minds of some may not be correct in the mind of another. Is it up to our government to distinguish a definite line between the morally acceptable and the unacceptable David Pendleton believes so. In his article, he states that the government already imposes moral beliefs on its people. He believes that the laws enforced are guides to lead people on a more moral path of life. On the other hand, Charley Reese writes about why the government should not legislate morality. He states it is not the job of the government to direct its people on how to live their life. Reese blames our immoral country on its people, and thinks it is their responsibility to do something about it.
One of Pendleton?s main points is that of public and private morality. He tries to blur the line of privacy by stating that everything a person does affects everyone else,
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