Make that at least two Blatham not that it would make any difference to the "conservative" (bu$h) types though. They seem to think that just because they are crooks, everyone muct be a crook..... Quote:
I doubt there is a retailer that exists anywhere that hasn't done it at least once.
Yes, there is. And I'm certainly not alone.
But at least you are correct to differentiate legality and morality. If I act illegally, I am not troubled (other than the factor of risk of punishment) unless I conceive the act/ommission is also immoral. On the other hand, if I act in a manner I consider immoral, then I will be deeply troubled by my act regardless of its legal standing.
You obviously have not read the posts, nor do you apparently understand the point.
Nor did Blatham apparently, but he did raise an interesting point from his perspective which I interpret to say: It is okay to be illegal if you do not think it is immoral to do so and you can get away with it; but you should not be immoral even if it is legal to do so.
So how is it moral for the ACLU to gag its staff who think some of the things the ACLU is doing is immoral?
How moral is it for the ACLU to hunt up somebody willing to be the plaintiff in a suit to go after a tiny cross on a seal of a tiny village that can ill afford to defend itself in such a suit? No unalienable, civil, legal, or Constitutional right of that plaintiff is compromised by that tiny cross, nor is the plaintiff in any way coerced by it. Yet the ACLU stands to profit enormously should they prevail.
The same would apply to the ACLU's involvement with 'abortion services' that do not provide or recommend abortions.
All such practices by the ACLU are entirely legal however.
My point is that the person who dislikes the cross or the 'abortion services' place will praise the ACLU's involvement. Should the ACLU tread on the same person's own similar type preference or sacred cow, however, then the ACLU will be condemned. It is the double-standard, i.e. hypocrisy based on personal prejudices that my post addressed.