OK, people. It's Friday and you know what that means. We've had a stimulating back-and-forth on various topics this week and I hope there are no hard feelings, everybody learned something he/she didn't know on Monday, and our perspectives were widened.
It's enriching to have one's horizons broadened by lively debate....because everybody needs a broad in their horizons. Heh, heh.
There may be a weekend post or two so feel free to check in. Otherwise consider this an open thread and discuss anything you like. I'll start things off with a topic:
Is it considered moral for me to force my neighbor Joe to give me money so I can send my kids to school, or paint a picture, or subsidize my tobacco crop? If not, how can it be right for me to do it using the federal government as my agent?
Is it moral just because enough of us vote to take Joe's money for something we want to do? Is the definition of "morality" therefore, in modern democratic society, "whatever the majority wants". Is this "mob rule" okay for any purpose, or only if it is a "good" purpose? If so, who decides what a "good" purpose is?
See you on Monday,