Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tyranny & the Inconsistent Application of Ethics

“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

"How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist urges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people."
~ Walter Williams

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