US war, libertarianism, FoRK, and voices in opposition
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 09:43:50 -0700
Well, I don't smoke anything. The idea that government should control
vice has a pedigree that predates both Mormanism and Christianity.
Indeed, it is an enduring philosophical idea that a republic depends
ultimately on the morality of its citizens, and that the state has a
proper role in shaping that morality.
I like the rules just loose enough so I can enjoy my vices in private.
In public, however, if I see you smoking I will assume you are on fire
and act accordingly. :)
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of
> And lets just be clear: Utah has very VERY strict codes on many
> pornography, alcohol -- god knows how many other vices. If you don't
> think they're more than an implicit 'nod' to the church, I'd like to
> find out what you're smoking...
> (Too bad it'd be illegal in Utah...)