Frank Apisa wrote:
. . . I tend not to struggle with it all that much, Neo. In effect, I champion the other side of that coin. I say: Take more of my individual liberties and privacy away if needed for society to function better. . .
Are you saying its OK for government (of some kind) to restrict (block) your desire for moral license?
All I am sharing are opinions here, Neo.
My answer to your question is that it is my opinion: YES
...it is okay for the government to restrict my desire for moral license.
Or that your desire can somehow be reduced by fiat?
You have to give that another go-around for me to answer that. What do you mean "by fiat?"
I'm not saying one may be preferable; I'm just trying to get an idea of how folks think.
I am willing to surrender my person license, Neo, to government.
And since I feel it is the only way that society can properly function, I certainly would champion government restricting the license of all persons. I feel, in other words, that restricting unfettered freedom is a legitimate and reasonable function of government.