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You Can (Not) Legislate Morality?

right-side-up Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 6:34 PM
You DO sell Amway on company time if you work for Amway. The schools are paid for by the taxpayers. Therefore, it should be up to the taxpayers to decide what is taught there. Are you prepared to put thie question to a vote of the taxpayers? If you are against using the schools to proselytize, then I take it you are also against using the schools to push evolution, gay rights, socialism, etc. Right? If it's wrong for Christians to use the school to teach things that support Christianity, then it must be equally wrong for non-Christians to use the schools to teach things critical of Christianity.

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...