Saturday, April 2, 2011

Society Demands?

When involved in a conversation, has anyone ever coined the phrase, "society demands,"... blah, blah, blah? It seems whenever a discussion occurs about current social or economic terms, someone will pull out the, "society demands," card. Society cannot demand anything, it's not an entity, it's a collective. When someone hands you this explanation during a discussion, they've just revealed a strong tendency toward a socialist view. They view the will of the "collective" over the rights of the individual. This is simply an excuse for twisting morality, or ethics. Society cannot be held accountable, ergo, that's how they excuse bad behavior. The individual can be held accountable, they actually exist as something to be held responsible for their actions. Granting permission for a mythical entity's collective opinion absolves individual ethics!

It's what makes America such a great nation. We invented a political system that encourages and holds the individual as a moral contributor. There are two potential violators of man's individual rights: the criminals and government. If each man, woman, and child protects their individuality, society, or the government cannot infringe on their rights. America forbids the government from legally acting like criminals by enforcing the rights of each person, not the collective. We break free from the herd, encouraging each citizen to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors within a moral code of conduct. Any attempt to put the collective demands of society on that premise, is an assault on individual freedom!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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