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The Law vs Morality

Recently I was in a discussion on law enforcement and social morality as a general rule.

It started with a sentence or two promoted on a social media platform, and took off in unexpected directions. It quickly felt like I was reliving a college philosophy class or retired and sipping a warm cup in a coffee house somewhere.

To start with, unless we discuss a specific official contact with a police officer, we need to use generalities, which will always have exceptions. We can say doctors are in medicine just to help people, and across the street observe an exception.

We can talk of politicians...

 

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