Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Monday, January 08, 2007


“It’s not the government’s job to legislate morality,” so say so many. News flash: almost every criminal law in the world is based on some culture’s “morality” which, in the world of western civilization, is the Judeo-Christian ethic. Some examples:

The Ten Commandments
Thou shalt not kill
The Civil Law
Murder is a crime
Highway speed limits and laws mandating driving on the correct side of the road are enacted to prevent killing, et cetera
The Ten Commandments
Thou shalt not steal.
The Civil Law
Robbery, burglary, and larceny are crimes.
The Ten Commandments
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
The Civil Law
Perjury is a crime.

A quote from the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King makes my point, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me and I think that’s pretty important.” And so do I.


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