The Left Thinks Legally, The Right Thinks Morally?

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    www.townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/printdp20040921.shtml

    within America itself--one must understand the vast diffrences between leftists and rightist worldviews and between secular and religious values.

    One of the most important of these differences is their attitudes toward law. Generally speaking, the Left and the secularists venerate, if not worship, law. They put their faith in law--both national and international. Law is supreme good. for most on the Left, "Is it legal"? is usually the question that determines whether an action is right or wrong.

    Take the war in Iraq. the cheif leftist argument against the war--before it began, not later when no WMD's were found--was that without U.N. sanction, attacking Iraq violated international law.

    International law thus provides a clear example of the left-right divide. to the left an international action is right if Nations such as China, Russia, France and Syria vote for it, and wrong of they vote against it. To the right and to the religious, and action is good (or bad) irrespective of the votes of the world's nations. They judge it by a code of morality higher than internation law.


    Thoughts? Do you find this to be accurate to where you stand philisophically, or are you somewhere in the middle?
     
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    I think this is a nearly complete butchering of the ideology of law/morals and who believes in whats right/wrong. All sides, conservative/liberal/independent republican/democrat/libertarian etc..., ultimately use 'law' in their defense of their arguments ESPECIALLY when a large percentage feels differently. Slanting the view of Liberals/'is it legal' and conservative/'is it moral' is nothing more than a propagandized push to further exacerbate the divide and paint the mask of 'evil incarnate' on liberalism.
     
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    Both 'sides' want to do what is 'just' - the Left just goes about it with the perspective "who am I to say what's 'just' for you?"
     
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    Since when have the left thought about the law as anything other than something to ignore when it gets in their way?
     
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    More clearly dictated by the left's apparent attempts to "use" the law or even attempt to define the law with broader scope than original intent.
     
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    Since when have the right thought about the law as anything other than rules with loopholes when it gets in their way?
     
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    So then give me an example of a conservative judge that's recently "ruled from the bench" to the degree of outright law breaking, such as the left's judges granting marriage to queers.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, the judges declared the law unconstitutional. So the states legislatures are remedying that by amending state constitutions, are they not?

    your example you ask for could be best answered by doing a google search on justice priscilla owens in texas.
     
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    That's my point DK. "Municiple judges" DON'T have the POWER to over step STATE LAW.

    Yes states are putting the issue to referendum, but lest we forget, the "liberal" judges that OVER STEPPED THE LAW, and ruled from the bench.

    Now again... show me a CONSERVATIVE judge that's done ANYTHING to that degree WRONG.
     
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    so what you're saying is that a handful of 'liberal' judges represent the entire liberal community? Isn't that an extreme motion of generalizing?
     

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