Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Morality and the Purpose of Government

Nancy Pelosi said today that passing health care reform is a "moral obligation." On April 22nd of this year she said "...we have a moral obligation to pass this planet on to future generations intact..." ( ) and on July 9th when speaking on the American Clean Energy and Security Act she described the issue as a "moral" one ( ).

That's a lot of "morality," folks.

Don't get me wrong. I am all for morality. I like morality. I even would go so far as to say we need to raise the collective moral consciousness. But is this the purpose of government? When our politicians invoke "morality" to pass energy or security or health care bills I pause. I chuckle.

The irony is just too, rich.

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