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To: fwdude; LPM1888
LPM1888 asks:

Can someone point out the part of the Constitution that gives elected officials, bureaucratic experts, or Judges the authority to make "Moral Judgments"?

fwdude comments:

Concepts of right and wrong are moral in nature. Congress, civil authorities, or someone must make moral judgments in this regard.
The debate is not about that moral judgments are made, but over the substance of the moral code invoked. -11-

The "moral code invoked" has been established for over two hundred years in our Constitution.
Congress, civil authorities, -- all officials, "-- both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath, or affirmation, to support this Constitution; --"

LPM is quite correct, -- there is nothing in the Constitution that gives elected officials, bureaucratic experts, or Judges the authority to make "Moral Judgments".

They are empowered to make reasonable decisions and to write & enforce reasonable regulations, using due process of law. -- Law that does not deprive any person of life, liberty or property; -- unconstitutionally.

19 posted on 05/07/2006 1:45:04 PM PDT by tpaine
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To: tpaine
The very propositions of the Constitution have "moral judgments" at their base, so we have ample precedent for the practice. The Constitution does not forbid the enactment of laws, all of which are moral judgments, but assumes that laws are good and necessary, as long as they are enacted by a government representative of the citizens. Libertarianism will never be a viable political philosophy - even the liberal knows that some unwritten code of moral conduct must hold sway, even if it be a debauched one.

Would you please give an example of any law in effect that doesn't constrains some conduct considered "wrong", i.e. immoral?

24 posted on 05/08/2006 3:23:52 AM PDT by fwdude (If at first you don't succeed .......... form a committee and hire a consultant.)
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