Originally Posted by Roering
A moral code based upon what exactly?
Based on the fact that grownups can have a conversation about how they'd like to be treated and how to treat others. Then they can agree to adhere to some very basic rules and follow through with that.
The problem is in separating the perceived injustices from the actual ones. For instance, you might take issue with somebody boinking your wife. That's between you and her, not the government and the guy she escaped boredom for a day with.
Maybe you cussed out your drunk father and crackhead mother because they really deserve it. Why do we need the law to step in and make determinations about the guilt level of every parent? Sounds like something they've been itching to do for some time anyway.