Selective Morality is Immorality

It’s interesting that many of the people defending the tax schemes of the President* – because it’s ‘legal’ to do what he did, are the same people who decry abortion in spite of the fact that it’s legal.

Let me explain:  abortion is legal but, in the minds of many, immoral.  Tax loopholing is legal, but in the minds of many, immoral.

When you favor a position you tend to defend it as ‘legal’ without referencing the morality of the act.  And when you disfavor a position you tend to defend it as ‘moral’, without referencing the legality of the act.

And that, plainly put, is selective morality, and that, plainly put, is immorality.

If you want to defend one act because it is ‘legal’ then for consistency sake you must defend all acts that are legal.  And if you denounce one act because it is immoral, you must denounce all immoral acts.

Otherwise what you are is a hypocrite exercising selective immorality.