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Response to Caliman73 (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:21 PM

12. If a law is unjust there is no moral obligation to follow it.

Throwing immigrant kids in cages is unjust irrespective of whether it abides by the current law.
There are principles that supersede mere laws. We have in contemporary American liberalism a tendency to
believe that a middle ground can be found and strive for compromise. That would be a fine
attitude if we were dealing with people who see themselves as "American" first and
"Joe," "Linda," "Bob" whatever second. Instead, we're dealing with pirates who have no loyalty except
honor among fellow thieves. How much money has been sucked out of the real
economy by rent seeking schemers? I have no obligation to observe property/assets
obtained through insider trading and bullshit asset sheltering schemes for billionaires whether it's "legal"
or not. If people are dying in a rich country like this because insulin is to expensive... then things must change
preferably at the ballet box - but they must change regardless.

Where do we draw the line? Is there a line? That is the salient question that liberals need to be asking themselves instead
of constant hand-wringing. Ethical and moral indecisiveness is almost exclusively a liberal problem. The right doesn't give a shit b/c they
believe they're at war and liberals aren't "true" Americans.
I don't think we owe them anything - even fairness - b/c they don't care about anyone but themselves and
they'd have us in reeducation camps if they could.

Lex iniusta non est lex

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