The Distinction Between Sin and CrimeJanuary 24, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Posted in Pajamas Media | Leave a comment
Tags: ayn rand, God, law, objectivism, religion, righteousness, rights, Sin, unholy
by Walter Hudson – PJ Media – January 24, 2013
What do we mean when we say, “You cannot legislate morality?”
Surely, legislation should not be ambivalent to right and wrong. Law builds upon the concept of justice. Is not justice derived from morality?
Sometimes, people simply mean that government cannot force us to be good. In other contexts, the statement signals a distinction between what is objectively wrong, like killing someone, and what is subjectively wrong, like swearing in public.