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Old 02-19-2013, 14:49   #31
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Originally Posted by Gundude View Post
The interesting question is how do those two interrelate.

To what extent can social mores be enforced by law? To what extent should social mores be enforced by law?

If you've been to Saudi Arabia, you can see that the answer to the first question is "to an extreme extent". The importance of the second question then becomes clear, because we don't want a civilized society like Saudi Arabia's.
Good post. Your question about how far to go is the age old question.

FWIW, I don't call Saudi Arabia civilized. It's a mysogynistic totalitarianistic society.
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