Letters, Sep. 14, 1959

Right to Sin?

Sir:

Letter Writer Farley W. Snell [Aug. 24] asks, "Will you, Mr. Kennedy, be able to protect my right to sin?"

There is no such moral concept as a "right to sin," which is an abuse of free will. A right is a privilege warranted by moral approval, moral propriety. I would think that no one of the several presidential prospects, politically or ethically, would defend Mr. Snell's right to sin, even though he, with complete free will, may sin around the clock.

J. L. BEVINGTON Nashville, Tenn.

Sir:

Does anybody have a "right to sin?" Are not most of our "sins" violations of...

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