The Government & Morality

It’s a debate that will never end: Should government judge morality for us? That’s the topic from this op-ed recently posted on MiamiHerald.com, discussing the plight of Sherri Williams and her sex toys case from Alabama. The government (we?) routinely answers morality questions with legislation. After all, both murder and theft are widely considered immoral, and that’s no doubt one reason that American governments have banned both acts with some exceptions. But I’m not sure that public morality, standing alone, supplies a rational basis for legislating when the law’s proscription targets private behavior. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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