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You Can (Not) Legislate Morality?

abond Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 5:50 PM
Like it! OK, here's a thought: liberals are a shame based culture and Christians are a guilt based culture?
wmou Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 8:25 AM
Christians are supposed to be a Love based culture. Jesus took our guilt on the cross.

It’s one of the perennial debates in America, especially when we’re faced with socially divisive issues: Can you legislate morality?

If we mean by that question, “Can you make people moral through laws?” the answer is plainly no. If we mean, “Are laws put in place to govern people’s moral behavior?” the answer is plainly yes.

Morality is actually one of the main things that we must legislate, and my suspicion is that even those who bristle at this statement actually agree. As Frank Turek observed, “It never fails. Whenever some conservative takes a stand on a moral issue, some liberal...