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Immoral Beyond Redemption

Paulus Textor Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:32 AM
I'm glad that Walter Williams makes the MORAL case for capitalism and limited government. Too many Americans think that the term "morality" just refers to religious morality or sexual morality. But morality also has much to do with the way governments are constituted and paid for. As Ayn Rand said, Capitalism is the only truly MORAL system.
jturning Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:45 AM
And it is also immoral to allow people to remain as they are with the small amount government gives them without giving them the need to improve themselves and achieve on their own. I have no doubt that people would be happier if they were forced to work and better themselves.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." John Adams, another signer, echoed a similar statement: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Are today's Americans virtuous and moral, or have we become corrupt and vicious? Let's think it through with a few questions.

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