Here is a spontaneously made video message pertaining to today’s headline on the Daily Herald, which article can be found here.
Please spread this message around. If there is one issue with which it would be legitimate to be a “one-issue voter” upon, the issue of general morality (vs. particular moral interests) in relation to government policy and action would be it!
The dilemma of government was captured well by H. Verlan Andersen when he stated:
“A government which pretends to be just to all must see to it that the code of morality expressed by its laws is properly enforceable against everyone. With the exception of infants and mental incompetents, everyone is expected to conform to the laws or suffer punishment. But unless each member of society believes the conduct which the law prohibits to be evil, and that which it commands to be good, some will be punished for doing that which they sincerely consider to be right while others will be compelled to do that which they regard as wrong. This violates our sense of justice and the only solution is to find a moral code which is known and accepted by all people.”
For those interested in some more information directed at pointing out the issues surrounding the term: “legislating morality” – including the false alternative fallacy often confusing the issue in the minds of the people – check out the articles here and here.