What about Ben Franklin? (was Re: [PLUG-TALK] O.J. and guns)
glen e. p. ropella
gepr at tempusdictum.com
Tue Jul 6 10:03:12 PDT 2004
=><=><= "bb" == Brian Beattie <beattie at beattie-home.net> writes:
bb> I don't think that quote is much of a guide on specific policy issues.
Agreed. But, I don't think anyone would think it is a guide to
policy. It's clearly a statement about personal ethics and how
one should be treated, since it mentions "just deserts". It
also talks about "one" (as in "anyone"). It's clearly a comment
about individuals and how they should be treated.
Those who abdicate their responsibility don't deserve consideration
when one is making judgements. Equivalent aphorisms are "penny-wise
and pound-foolish", "you can't win if you don't play", "treat others
as you would have them treat you", etc.
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