FREE WILL & MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

Free will gives individuals the power and right to determine their own course of action in life

Why is free will important?

When the government starts to legislate on moral issues, personal responsibility and freedoms are reduced, negatively impacting on free will and moral responsibility.

This government interference seriously restricts individual liberty. It is not appropriate for governments to determine what is, or is not, morally acceptable in a free society, and instead should allow people to make their own judgements on these matters. 

This leads to an over-reliance on the government as the moral arbiter in all matters, gradually diminishing personal responsibility.  

Legislation and criminalization result in significant investment of taxpayers’ money in the police force, legal system, courts, and prisons, for the incarceration of individuals convicted of non-violent, often victimless crimes. No role should exist for government in individual life choices.

Why is free will important?

When the government starts to legislate on moral issues, personal responsibility and freedoms are reduced, negatively impacting on free will and moral responsibility.

This government interference seriously restricts individual liberty. It is not appropriate for governments to determine what is, or is not, morally acceptable in a free society, and instead should allow people to make their own judgements on these matters.

Free Will & Human Dignity: A Love Story

What is the value of free will and the ability to make your own choices?

Prof. James Otteson recalls a parable his teacher taught him in high school.

What is the value of free will and the ability to make your own choices?

Prof. James Otteson recalls a parable his teacher taught him in high school.

FREE will & moral reSponsibility

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