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Legislating Behavior  – Yes, It Is Possible

There is an often-repeated falsehood that liberals and some libertarians love to throw out in knee-jerk fashion to dismiss those who support morally ordered liberty.  You may have encountered it on social media.  The retort is “you can’t legislate morality.” This is wrong on several fronts. Someone’s moral view is always a part of almost every piece of legislation. The question then is, “whose morality prevails?”  

What these folks are doing, other than dismissing your cultural concerns, is to claim that you cannot legislate behavior. This too is false.  The law is a teacher. For many, …

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