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Two standards?

Posted by: Barry Stoller on February 19, 19100 at 19:52:07:

In Reply to: Good thing I short-sold legs. posted by David on February 18, 19100 at 20:16:16:

: There is always going to be corruption, but then, who is to what is and what is not corrupt. FOr instance, Barry considers morality to be merely human constructs that are dictated by the economic/social relations and dialectic materialism (I am getting good at the Marxspeak!) while I believe they are absolutes based upon man's nature. His conclusion is that it is okay to have a bloody revolution and that they are exceptable measures, while my conclusion is that morality will not (should not) change over time.

Then your admiration for the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights is hypocritical, David. Both documents were very much the product of a 'bloody revolution.' Do not forget that King George, the ultimate symbol of monarchal oppression, also thought that 'morality' should not change over time; had his 'morality' prevailed, there would have been no U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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