Posted by Lou Pilder on December 6, 2004, at 10:47:13
In reply to Re: Lou's reply to gardengirl- » Lou Pilder, posted by gardenergirl on December 6, 2004, at 10:02:17
You wrote,[...I tend to look at what feels like common sense first...I am less concerned about... ...legal aspects..].
But can common sense be wrong? In the United States at one time it was thought it was common sense that slavery was legal. In that famous U. S. Supreme Court case, it was ruled that slaves were property and not free, even if they left a slave state and went to a free state for theowner of the slave could persue the slave and bring the slave back on the grounds that the skave is the property of the slave-owner. This court decision preceeded the U.S. Civil War.
Is there not different common senses? Whose common sense could be the one that is right?