Monday, November 08, 2004

Morals

*Of or concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action and character: moral scrutiny; a moral quandary.
*Teaching or exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior: a moral lesson.
*Conforming to standards of what is right or just in behavior; virtuous: a moral life.
*Arising from conscience or the sense of right and wrong: a moral obligation.
*Having psychological rather than physical or tangible effects: a moral victory; moral support.
*Based on strong likelihood or firm conviction, rather than on the actual evidence: a moral certainty

Defininitions of morals from the dictionary

I am listening to all the discussion about values and morals after the exit poll that stated it was one of the issues that voters decided on. It is interesting to me that many Democrats feel that morals relate to minimum wage, healthcare policy, poverty... They don't ever see it as personal responsibility. They see morals as my responsibility to take care of others, instead of as my responsibility to make good choices for my own life. My thought is if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. When you make wise choices, usually it will lead to good results in your own life. Then you don't need someone to give you minimum wage because you have skills that will command more than that. You don't need all the poverty programs because people are making enough money to take care of themselves. My liberal friends quote the Bible as saying take care of the poor, but they forget the verses about you reap what you sow!