Whose morality?

Bob recently started a discussion on his blog about the issue of legislating morality after I made a comment on one of his posts that all laws legislate morality. As chance would have it, Joseph Farah has a column on WND today on that very topic. He says it better than I could, so here it is:

It’s time to recognize that all political issues are social issues.

When we use the phrase “social issues,” most people think about abortion, homosexuality, marriage, divorce and other moral concerns.

Many in our society today believe these “social issues” are matters of private concern only – and, thus, have no place in politics.

It’s ridiculous.

The truth is – all political issues are social and moral.

If you care about people not starving, then good economics becomes a social issue.

If you care about young men not dying in needless foreign wars, then national security and defense are social issues.

If you care about saving the lives of millions of fellow Americans, then civil defense should be a social issue.

Please tell me if you can think of any issue – local, state or national – that is not a social issue.

Traffic laws are the result of someone’s idea of morality being imposed on others. Some people believe it is safer to drive at 50 mph than 75. Thus, we have speed limits.

Some people believe second-hand smoke is harmful or, at least, annoying, so we have laws against smoking in public places.

We have mandatory seat-belt laws to protect the lives of people – whether they care about their own life or not.

So, this notion that some laws are based on a sense of morality and others are not is just plain silly.

In fact, it’s even more ironic that many of the very people who claim legislation against abortion is wrong because it imposes someone else’s morality on people who may not agree, use their own sense of right and wrong to impose their morality on others.

Have you ever noticed that?

Barack Obama, for instance, is doing his best to force those of us who believe it is wrong to kill unborn babies to subsidize the practice. He is even attempting to make it lawful to conduct so-called “scientific experimentation” on the cells of unborn human embryos to ensure there is an absolute, unequivocal, unhampered “right” to kill unborn babies at any time and for any reason. In fact, while he was a member of the Illinois state legislature, he fought against providing life-saving, emergency treatment for babies who miraculously, and against all odds, survived abortions. He suggested they should be denied medical treatment, nourishment and, perhaps, even air to breathe.

That’s Barack Obama’s sense of morality. And he is all-too-eager to impose it on helpless babies and those of us who stand in the way of the executioners.

Meanwhile, though, Barack Obama believes very strongly that the tax code should be used as a mechanism of imposing his own ideas about “social justice.” Thus, Barack Obama agrees with me that every issue is a “social issue.” He just has a different worldview – a different sense of morality.

Barack Obama will soon give Al Gore his wish – making so-called “global warming” one of the central operating paradigms of our time. The government will be empowered to control how high you keep your thermostat and how much gasoline you consume because it’s a matter of “saving the planet.”

Now who is it that is imposing their own warped ideas of morality on the rest of us?

Remember, Al Gore has said so-called “global warming” is a “moral issue that affects the survival of human civilization.” As such, there is no aspect of life that will not come under the control of government as part of the fight against this phantom and fraudulent problem.

So, don’t feel ashamed or guilty when someone accuses you of attempting to “legislate morality.” That’s what we do when we pass laws – all laws.

It’s simply a case of whose morality is going to rule the day – God’s or Barack Obama’s.

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One Response to “Whose morality?”

  1. Kansas Bob says:

    Not sure that I agree with all of Farah’s column but I certainly endorse the heart of it.