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The Quarrel With Morals

ReddestNeck Wrote: Feb 22, 2013 1:05 AM
“The law is a great teacher,” says Dr. Frank Turek. “Whatever is legal, people think is moral, and whatever is illegal, people think is immoral. Laws change hearts and attitudes.” Sounds fine, but (1) you don't get any guidance of how many "morally bad" things ought to be banned from this (should we ban not going to a house of worship at least once a week?), and (2) frankly, liberals DO agree with this even more than conservatives do, that's why they try to legislate everything from the size of sodas to whether you can flush kitty do-do down the toilet. Be careful.

“He is not a moral man,” a friend of mine said, in reference to a prominent attorney of our mutual acquaintance. It took me aback for a moment. Not because I questioned the assessment. Rather, because it opens the door to a flood of the kind of jokes people love to make about lawyers … often enough, with good reason.

What struck me was the great sadness with which my friend, himself an attorney, made his statement. It was not an accusation, but a sad recognition that a man vested with playing a prominent part in some of the most crucial...