Comment: They've been pretty successful at stamping out morality.

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They've been pretty successful at stamping out morality.

The hallmark of civilization is removing violence and threats from human interactions, and facilitating peaceful trade and other voluntary transactions, such as love and charity.

Government institutionalizes violence and threats, turning morality on its head. "Right" and "wrong" change into "lawful" and "unlawful." Obedience to politicians replaces obedience to individual conscience. Welfare replaces charity. Taxation and inflation replace voluntary trade with institutionalized extortion rackets. Statist indoctrination/obedience training replaces education. "Affirmative action" replaces tolerance. Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare replace self-responsibility and thrift.

Authority replaces freedom.

"This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."
-- from "The Hollow Men" by T.S. Eliot

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...