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How Do We Change a Law Which Permits a Crime?

During the slave-trading era, when Africans were kidnapped and sold, no one was arrested for kidnapping and human trafficking because those crimes were not called crimes. If a crime is not called a crime, it isn’t considered a crime, under the law.

That means wrongdoing was not wrongdoing, and people can’t be punished if they don’t engage in wrongdoing.

We could therefore say that laws allowing the buying-and-selling of people were immoral laws.

Aren’t laws supposed to be moral? Explain your answer.

If a law is immoral, how can it be changed?  

Can you think of any laws, today, which are legal-but-immoral?  What are they?


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