well- In the case of me linking the two it was clearly an unfortunate derail of the way people like to talk about things around here- I wasn't drawing a hard line and it wasn't a polemic or trick question- it was more of an idle wondering of how those things MIGHT relate. I tend to enjoy discussion for its own sake sometimes without the goal of proving anything or 'making an argument' (which ironically, seems to be what bass is uncharacteristically lecturing about above)
I was thinking more in terms of armchair philosophy and less in terms of a political/policy thing. My point was simply to get at core values and how we often make exceptions because of practicilatiy- and to look at why.
Last edited by JM3; 02-20-2012 at 06:34 AM.