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What behavior is moral when the government you live under is immoral?


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2011-10-02 16:55:15
2011-10-02 16:55:15

It is morally correct to resist the actions of an immoral government by whatever means are necessary.

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Definitely illegal and probably a little immoral.

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In the philosophical branch known as ethics, every decision has an ethical component. In the colloquial sense, a decision that is "moral" as opposed to "immoral" is one that would adhere to the normative metric of a given ethical system. Under utilitarianism, a decision that generates the greatest utility for the greatest number would be colloquially "moral. "

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The answer is a yes and a no. An example situation is watching porn. Under moral sensism, which states that pleasuring one's senses to be moral, doing such as can be considered to be moral because you are pleasuring your senses, but under other moral philosophy, such act is immoral. Thus, moral sensism is not a good basis for one's norm of morality. It has it's flaws and defects when one would over look at it in the scheme of philosophies such that is is somehow one sided as egoism (satisfaction for one's self) and can eliminate people of the right conscience. More over, moral sensism can be a good norm of morality when dealt with other moral philosophies and when one's conscience is right.

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Possibly a reference to the American "Pledge of Allegiance".


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