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Post by Marconius on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:41 am

Oh those hypothetical questions. I just wanna see what type of people are in here.

Imagine you are the leader of a nameless country. So a man, in your country, has a wife who is suffering from cancer (pick one I don't care for this scenario). The man is an educated individual and is learned in medicine and science. He labors endlessly in his basement to find the cure for her cancer. He makes the vow that he doesn't want payment for this cure. All he wants is to cure his wife. As he exits his basement with the new found cure, he finds that it is too late. His wife has succumbed to the cancer. In his grief, he destroys his notes, but the cure is still in his head. Since he wanted nothing but the life of his wife, he refuses all attempts if payment for that cure and refuses to give it to others.

Knowing that this cure could save untold millions, what do you do???

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Post by Bryant on Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:06 pm

I'll have to think about this one for a bit. While its tempting to say 'taking it by force is permissible because its accomplishing a far, far greater public good that could otherwise not be achieved' and that this man's right to property is far less consequential than the millions of cancer patients' right to life, I feel there is probably some farther reaching implications.
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Post by Marconius on Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:39 pm

Bryant wrote:I'll have to think about this one for a bit. While its tempting to say 'taking it by force is permissible because its accomplishing a far, far greater public good that could otherwise not be achieved' and that this man's right to property is far less consequential than the millions of cancer patients' right to life, I feel there is probably some farther reaching implications.


If by force, then what means of force??? What is the line you would not cross??? Do the ends really justify the means???

Think about it and get back to me.

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"We have four boxes used to guarantee our liberty: The soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box". -- Ambrose Bierce (1887)

"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, and they're behind us. They can't get away this time!" -Gen. L. "Chesty" Puller, CO, 1 MARDIV, in Korea surrounded by 22 enemy divisions

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Post by Sir Pun on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:16 am

If one man can cure cancer, so can another.

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Post by Sir Pun on Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:49 pm

Speaking of whig theres this new med that has killed all forms of cancer in tests. May be the miracle cure

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Post by Sir Pun on Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:49 pm

But you wont getthat under socialized medicine

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Post by Marconius on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:23 pm

So nobody else wants to answer.


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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, and they're behind us. They can't get away this time!" -Gen. L. "Chesty" Puller, CO, 1 MARDIV, in Korea surrounded by 22 enemy divisions

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Post by Bryant on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:28 pm

Marconius wrote:So nobody else wants to answer.


Its a very good question, and I presume most of us are conflicted.
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Post by Marconius on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Bryant wrote:
Marconius wrote:So nobody else wants to answer.


Its a very good question, and I presume most of us are conflicted.

Simple things never appear to be simple.

I wonder what the answer would be if I said one was the US President and we had known terrorists in custody and they knew info that would keep thousands safe.

I agree with Pun, but you knew I would. Ends never justify the means since it is impossible to have good ends with less than good means.

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"We have four boxes used to guarantee our liberty: The soap box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box". -- Ambrose Bierce (1887)

"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, and they're behind us. They can't get away this time!" -Gen. L. "Chesty" Puller, CO, 1 MARDIV, in Korea surrounded by 22 enemy divisions

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