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Why Do Governments Pass Immoral Laws?

As 100,000 Africans were wrenched from their homes every year, to become “owned” by foreigners, slave traders were legally going about their kidnapping business.

People could ignore the horrific consequences of slave-trading because Parliament allowed it.
That means British law allowed slave-trading.  

How could it ever be that a business of buying-and-selling-people was lawful?

Although slave-trading was legal, under British law, were such legal actions moral? Explain your answer.

If not, does that mean government-enacted laws can sometimes be immoral? Explain your answer.


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