On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:44:45 PM UTC-5, Stephen Paul King wrote: > > On 1/30/2013 12:41 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > > > On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:09:49 AM UTC-5, rclough wrote: >> >> >> What is the least powerful means of controlling gun violence ? >> By legal means, as if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. >> > > Just like if you outlaw biological weapons, then only outlaws will have > biological weapons. That's pretty much the idea of making things illegal. > > >> What is the most powerful means ? >> By restablishing moral values in our homes, in our schools and in the >> media. >> > > Moral values cannot be re-established by decree, only imitated voluntarily > by example. > > > Morals flow from the individual mind. The collective has no morals. >
Agreed, but I would add that the although the collective has no morals itself, it is only through social interaction which morals are meaningfully defined. Without a social context, morals are only solipsistic oscillations of temperament. Craig > > > > -- > Onward! > > Stephen > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.