"It doesn't require instilling fear of hellfire and brimstone or the boogey man to teach morality. A simple concept of the golden rule is all we need: do unto others what we would hope they do to us. I'd be very satisfied if that was all…"
"You continue to keeping bringing up this vision of children torn from their loving parents' arms by swat teams or something. However I would support that if the parents were snake handlers living off the grid who participated in pagan…"
"I was speaking of personal morality, not legal structure. The immoral need not always be illegal, and the legal is not always moral. I'm libertarian enough to stop short of legislating my personal moral code.
I'm aware of…"
"Negotiating a debt or even bankruptcy isn't charity and it's not immoral. It's business and it's legal for a good reason. Hell, forgiving debt even has biblical support. In ancient times when a new ruler took over it was common…"
"John Muir: "This guy can't post without mentioning guns... must not have been allowed toy guns as a child."
Your mom tried to give you a toy gun once - a bit concerned about you wanting to wear a tutu to school - but you peed in…"
"Texas has the most liberal and consumer friendly bankruptcy laws in the country. It's possible for a Texan to stiff his creditors in a bankruptcy while keeping ownership of a ranch for example. Would you be willing to see them made more strict?…"
"Sorry I guess when you were young enough to believe in Santa and the Easter bunny you were so tough-as-nails the thought of burning in fire every second of every day for days without end didn't bother you. You were all "bring it…"