The primary focus of this article will be to ask readers to reconsider this common saying:
“You can not legislate morality.”
For Christians I post this scripture as a possible beginning from which to consider what I consider the absolute falsehood of that all too common saying. Here is I Timothy1: 8-10:
“But we know that the Law is good, if one uses it lawfully, realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers and immoral men and homosexuals and kidnappers and liars and perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound teaching,…
In a Republic such as the
, I certainly object
to even the best of the 43 Presidents or the most brilliant of all of the
Justices who have ever served on the Supreme Court being “the deciders” of the
laws that will govern our society forever and ever. But I do believe our system
is the best the world has ever known and, if “We The People” actively
participate in the process, it will continue to be the best way to govern man
has ever implemented. United States
Are there too many laws? Absolutely! Are some of the laws unnecessary or unconstitutional? For sure! Should there be far far less federal legislation and dictatorial, unconstitutional acts from our Presidents, our federal courts, and our congress? No doubt…… but regardless of the fact that founders meant for most decisions and laws to be made by elected officials close to those who put them in office….. I would say those who have accepted the idea that morality can not be legislated need to reconsider.
Arguments pro and con are welcome. Please note that I am not talking about a theocracy and I seriously doubt anyone commenting will suggest church leaders be placed in charge of what our laws should be (unless elected by the people). I am however suggesting that every voter would apply their standard or their idea of what is right and what is wrong, and some people (including me) will undoubtedly come from the similar perspective as their pastor or their priest or their rabbi or the Bible, the Koran, or the Torah.
And yes, before Libertarians accuse me of believing it, I am again on record suggesting that this is not a new concept. Many of our Founders believed that this society was set up that way by them as they left Moses and the Ten Commandments carved and mounted in public displays all over the original states and subsequent states. The laws they passed are irrefutable evidence on all kinds of matters.
Anyone who thinks they know some secret history or that I am promoting a perversion of history to go along with my narrow-minded view that restricts liberty, please do not leave comments that refer readers to books or websites etc. Express your opinion, use reasonable length quotes if necessary, but we don’t want to debate your reference material.
As usual, no comments on this site with as many hits as it gets, means I am right and you agree. LOL! Just kidding!!