changa Wrote:
May 18, 2012 4:08 PM
I think I should really clarify here, fairness is an ethical construct rather than a moral one. In general, a good law covers ethical dilemmas in a way that minimizes harm and maximizes benefits for all parties, while a bad law simply pushes moral judgement onto an unwilling party without any ethical consideration. To wit, sharia laws (such as the prohibition of gay marriage) are harmful to society, while ethical laws (prohibition of jaywalking) are beneficial to society.