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Protection from evils is not legislating morality

June 7, 2014
The Maui News

A June 2 letter writer argues that governments have a history of legislating morality. The writer seems to be confused about what the proper role of government is. Protection from murder, rape, theft and robbery are universal goals of all people from every society on Earth. Even thieves don't want to be stolen from, murderers don't want to be killed and rapists don't want to be raped. Protection from these evils are a legitimate function of government and consistent with the principles of limited government.



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