What is legal paternalism?
http://www.mhhe.com/mayfieldpub/ct/ch13/glossary.htm Legal paternalism: A justification for passing laws against some action(s) because the action(s) harms the person who does it.. (i.e.- We are right to forbid drug use, because it degrades and incapacitates the user.)
Paternalism refers to the act of keeping someone from engaging in something for their supposed own good, like a father would do. An example of this term used in a sentence would be, "Mary's father kept her from going to the party because there was no parental supervision, but Mary resented her father's paternalism."
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What is a word for a group of people that feels as though they need to care for another people because they're weak?
Paternalist (Paternalism, Paternalistic) From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Paternalism First published Wed Nov 6, 2002; substantive revision Tue Jun 1, 2010 Paternalism is the interference of a state or an individual with another person, against their will, and defended or motivated by a claim that the person interfered with will be better off or protected from harm.
Paternalism is where the state oversees the provision of services in a way that is not empowering to people to act for themselves. For example after World War II, British people relied on the state to such an extent that by the 1970's there was a strain on the economy. The New Right tried to bring about less dependence on the state and more individual independence. This is being continued by Labour today in an…