” In his famous Harvard Law Review article, “The Path of the Law,” the revered United States Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote: “The law is a witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race.” Our laws teach the young what is considered criminal and what is acceptable. They teach standards of right and wrong according to the conduct they deter and the conduct they encourage.
So what exactly will we teach? What will we promote?”
So with all these flaws, what made David great? One could easily mention David’s courage, his loyalty, his faith, and his success as a leader, musician, and warrior. But he was great in other, lesser-known ways as well. In particular, David was a great man because he was willing to overlook others’ sins but unwilling to overlook his own.
“You can’t legislate morality,” the old saying goes, a statement that purports to be common sense, until you begin to realize you can’t not legislate morality. All legislation is passed within a moral framework of ethical ideals and moral considerations.
Another serious problem with trumpeting the current statistics on the beliefs of philosophers is that such a move is based on the assumption that, in regard to philosophy, newer is better