Posts Tagged ‘Flag burning’

The right to infuriate – legal but morally questionable

Friday, May 20th, 2011

An action can be legal but morally questionable. “Whether it was legal or illegal doesn’t change the question of its morality. Among others throughout history, Nazi Germany, with its Final Solution, and South Africa with its apartheid, would have deemed their actions legal. This didn’t make them moral; morality will always transcend the fickle laws Read more

Freedom to infuriate – Flag burning and Virgin in Condom

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Many people were outraged when they read that a woman who had burnt the New Zealand Flag at an ANZAC day ceremony has escaped conviction. “It is extraordinarily hard to defend freedom when it insults something you revere” says Anthony Hubbard.  The fuss over the Virgin in a Condom statue at Te Papa was a good Read more