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And the forces that govern moral – and political – law are just as murky today as they were 300 years ago.
Professor and philosophy department chair Larry Krasnoff Immanuel Kant was an 18th-century philosopher from a small city in East Prussia, Königsberg (now Kaliningrad, Russia), which he never once seems to have left.
Freedom plays no role in natural science; nonetheless, the scientific perspective cannot invalidate the idea of freedom.
Those were the (negative) conclusions Kant took 800 pages to establish in the .
They sued to declare the individual mandate unconstitutional.
Some of their arguments turned on questions of federalism, but mainly they claimed that a government cannot direct private individuals to purchase a particular product in the private market.
Once people are buying insurance instead of individual goods on a discretionary basis, they are at the mercy of other people, because the cost of the premiums depend on who else is paying them.
What was wrong with American health care before Obama was not that people did not have health insurance; it was that people’s financial access to health insurance was so divergent, depending on what sort of job they had.
The is relevant because we still argue about politics in terms of equal freedom.
Restrictions on same-sex marriage now seem unjust to us because they prevent individuals with homosexual orientations from doing things that heterosexuals can do.