NVDAILY.COM | Opinion
Posted October 30, 2012 | 10 Comments
Letter to the Editor: Not if, but whose?
In a recent political debate, the abortion question was raised to both candidates. One candidate nobly proclaimed that while he was personally opposed to abortion, he wouldn't impose those beliefs on others as if that would be unfair and unjust. I almost gagged because I knew that this individual and his party imposed their health care values and costs on me as well as the rest of the entire nation as the result of a late night ramrod Congressional session early last spring.
We have a value and a belief in this country that murder is unacceptable and it is therefore illegal. Although not all agree, this value is thankfully imposed on others. If one chooses to violate this law, he or she can do so, but will face serious legal consequences if caught and convicted regardless of individual personal beliefs.
Likewise, most in our nation believe that theft is wrong, even though not all agree. And such is the case with many other issues. Some claim that morality can't be legislated. Ultimately, that's the only thing that is legislated. Every law is ultimately tested on whether it is right or wrong, be it a question of taxation, immigration, marriage, cloning, national defense, food stamps, or unborn human life.