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To: MrLeRoy
Indeed---but where did any of the Founders say that government could create virtue in the people, or that government was even fit to decide what "virtue" is?

People have to discern such things as virtue and principle and govern themselves by them.

20 posted on 05/02/2003 7:32:46 AM PDT by unspun (It's not about you.)
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To: unspun
Indeed---but where did any of the Founders say that government could create virtue in the people, or that government was even fit to decide what "virtue" is?

People have to discern such things as virtue and principle and govern themselves by them.

So in the context of the Wod_list, which you pinged, that's a vote against the War On Some Drugs.

25 posted on 05/02/2003 7:56:00 AM PDT by MrLeRoy ("That government is best which governs least.")
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To: unspun
People have to discern such things as virtue and principle and govern themselves by them.

What happens when bureaucrats and politicians discern virtue and principle differently than the people, and seek to govern others by them?

35 posted on 05/02/2003 8:39:27 AM PDT by tacticalogic (Controlled application of force is the sincerest form of communication.)
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