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Can You Do Whatever You Want As Long As You Don’t Hurt Anyone?

By L. Alfred James The most commonly proclaimed moral principle in our society is this: “You can do whatever you want, as long as you don’t hurt anyone.” This view of morality is outrageously popular. In the public square, it is assumed that every intelligent person totally agrees with it. One of the reasons for the popularity of this principle is that it doesn’t condemn much of anything. In fact, it only condemns behaviors that cause physical or emotional harm. So, if you don’t cause pain in someone’s body, or … Read More »