Only an END can justify a MEANS
- Of all the irrational cliches out there, the one that irritates me, a
Libertarian, the most is "The end doesn't justify the means." The truth
is that only an END can justify a MEANS. MEANS are neither good nor
evil. What determines their goodness or badness is the END RESULT of the
MEANS. If the END RESULT of a MEANS is good, then that MEANS is good.
For example, killing a human being (MEANS) is neither good nor evil. If
your END in killing a human being is to defend your own life (or that of
others), then that MEANS is good. If your END in killing a human being
is to seize their property, that makes the MEANS evil.
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