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What Social Animals Owe to Each Other

Sunday, September 06, 2020

Complying with Mandates

It's utterly conceivable that the government might mandate that we do (or not do) what we already ought (or ought not) to do, seeing as how social animals owe things to each other. In such cases, refusing to engage (or abstaining from engaging) in the mandated (or forbidden) behavior because the government has mandated (or forbidden) it is just wrong, edgy individualist rationalizations notwithstanding. Needless to say, I should have started this post with "Needless to say...."

1 comment:

Jim Jimmy said...

The only thing humans owe to each other is to not aggress against others. That is, to not initiate the use of force. If government mandates coincide with this they should be followed. If the mandates are not consistent with this principle they should be ignored, when possible.