maule at LAW.VILL.EDU
Thu Mar 18 19:23:48 PST 1999
as for Rick's suggestion that there is much
"social debris resulting from the sexual revolution. You don't need to
be a prude or a Puritan to be concerned about the violence, disease,
and other harms inflicted on our society by "private" consensual
I suggest that if society attempts to deal with this as it has with drug and substance abuse (whch causes far more deaths and other detritus (not that I am endorsing one or the other)), then to the extent he and I do share a desire to see society improve, we will both be greatly disappointed. When it was revealed that the five high school girls who died in a local crash had inhalants in their bodies (substances I didn't know would or could be used for this; it was computer cleaning materials, naive me learned), it occurred to me that perhaps standing at the shore demanding the waves stop might be easier.
Governmental control of human behavior is nothing more than a bandaid, whereas finding a pathway to goodness and justice from within is much more a cure (or healing). All the Constitutions in the world won't change human nature. God will, if humans listen.
And in some (theologically?) communal way, perhaps all of us are victims.....
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