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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-24 11:36:51

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From: "terekhov" <terekhov_at_[hidden]>

> > This sounds suspiciously like legislating morality.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> What is this? (Pardon me for my poor English and ignorance).

It's a term that people use to describe government restrictions on practices
that in theory have no impact on others, are a personal choice, etc (usually
it's used by people who want to continue those practices). A common example
that is often called "legislating morality" is a law that requires the use
of seatbelts in automobiles.

I was trying to draw an analogy.


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