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Old 07-23-2003, 05:04 PM   #15
PhilJ
 
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Drew Ames (jxa127) wrote:
Legality is very important, and (in aggregate) tends to help provide justice.
But it is fallable, and not automatically 'ethical'. The Nazi regime rings a bell. Ethics without law is much different than law without ethics.
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But there is an ethical and moral difference between the citizens of a society (or their representatives) administering justice and a lone person taking that responsibility on himself without the permission of that society.
Really? Rhetorical question: Which of the two methods is more ethical?

Sorry to nurse the digression here. Any more anecdotes we can beat to death?

*Phil

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