What about Moral Relativism and the Law?

 

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Interview with Mr. Tanenbaum:

In ECHOES OF MY SOUL, Hogan says: “As Chief law enforcement officer, I believe there is a major moral dimension to our job.” 

Hogan believes, foremost, in justice. 

Mr. Tanenbaum, do you think our view of justice has changed over time?  And is the feeling of moral dimension different in large cities from small towns in middle America today?

It’s happening everywhere, but there is more moral relativism in urban areas, and it is the coarsening of our values.  The law, and our ethics, are not (or should not be) viewed as elastic.  When that happens we lose what so many Americans have fought for — what a terrible waste!

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2 Responses to What about Moral Relativism and the Law?

  1. Gail Lawson Clough June 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Moral relativism is an oxymoron. There is no place for moral relativism in the law. I just got Echoes of My Soul and look forward to reading it. Thank you for your wonderful books, Mr. Tanenbaum.

    Gail

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