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Sunday, March 29, 2015

What is illegal, immoral, and improper, are three very different things. They sometimes coexist, but they are not, and will not ever be the same things.

Does legality establish morality? 
Slavery was legal; apartheid was legal; the Nazi’s Nuremberg Laws were legal; the Stalinist and Maoist purges were legal.
The fact of legality does not justify these crimes.
Legality alone cannot be the guide for moral people.
Laws are made by men, and many of them by men with different agendas than what is best for the population or what is right. 
Just because something is legal, 
that does not mean that it is moral or 
that does not mean that it is immoral or 
not right. 
The vast majority of people around the world have very little respect for politicians, but when these very same politicians make something into a law, people see it as almost sacred.
We have to look at what is right, not always what is legal. 
Legality does not establish morality. 
Laws are simply rules, and as the old saying goes, any fool can make a rule, and any fool will follow it. 
When you continually focus on what is right, you find that laws are not the guide for truly moral people. 
We have our own conscience we need to understand our path, we do not need laws in order for us to do what is right, and immoral laws do not give us license to do wrong. 

Look at things in terms of right and wrong, not legal and illegal. Live by your principles, not the rules of others.