Thought for the Day

Post Date: December 10, 2013

The idea that we may punish offenders against a moral code, not to prevent harm or suffering or even the repetition of the offence but simply as a means of venting or emphatically expressing moral condemnation is uncomfortably close to human sacrifice as an expression of religious worship. 

- HLA Hart, Law, Liberty, and Morality

 

 

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