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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15525 on: 17 March, 2019, 12:23:49 am »
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The system simply cannot be changed from within, the last two and a half (or whatever) years is, to my eye, a clear demonstration of this view.

And again I say, laws were changed in my country (for the better, unlike Brexit) because of two referendums.
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Re: The Political Thread
« Reply #15526 on: 17 March, 2019, 07:11:37 am »

JBC, I agree that the gay marriage and abortion referendums look good on the surface but at core they are still appeals for authorities to allow or disallow basic human rights. They are simply a reinforcement of the idea that some people have the right to decide what's best for others. In ten or twenty or thirty years a government could come along and overturn those decisions because it's allowed the power to make legislation and pass it off as law.

Morality cannot be legislated, it's a matter of education and personal responsibility.