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How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist urges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.
Walter E. Williams (more quotes by Walter E. Williams or books by/about Walter E. Williams)
(1936- ) Columnist, Professor of Economics at George Mason University
All It Takes Is Guts
Collectivism, Corruption, Injustice, Law, Morality, Slavery, Statism, Totalitarian