This I Believe

Dan - Le Mars, Iowa
Entered on May 10, 2007

From a life of folks trying to tell me what to do, I believe that personal freedom is the most valuable of all things.

I believe it is the legitimate function of law, as permitted use of force, to restrain those who will not let others live peaceably in freedom.

I believe that the function of morality is to encourage virtuous choices. If it is not to be a choice, it is a matter of law, not morality.

I believe this is best shown by God who smites the wicked, but asks the prophets to deliver messages.