Nov 22, 2012 12:37 PM
Usually laws proscribe behavior, not compel behavior, so I have trouble with laws that force people to do things. I can accept some, like paying income taxes, because there is no inherent violation of a moral principle there. But, what if the government made laws that required people, under penalty of law, to fornicate, or consume alcohol and gamble, or to kill babies, or aid and abet others to do these things. Forcing people to do these things, and especially forcing people to kill babies, or aid and abet, even indirectly, the killing of babies is not the proper role of government.