Sunday, November 25, 2012

Moral Responsibilites

As a society, we have a moral obligation to safeguard the members of our society by maintaining a system that separates the worst among us so that other citizens are not injured;  we also have a moral obligation not to injure those separated, not to reduce them to non-humans.  How we balance these obligations defines us as a society, as a nation.  When international human rights groups point to our prison system as 'barbaric,' we need to examine our laws, our oversight of the system.  And we have to act on what we learn.


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