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As labor-intensive and dangerous as it may be, O'Connell is convincing in her argument that participation in this type of roadwork is a moral necessity, making authentic Samaritanism potentially one of the most life-giving stimulus projects of the 21st century.
The Golden Rule, as I tried to show in the first Part of this Article, cannot be straightforwardly equated with charity, benevolence, or Good Samaritanism.
A principle of samaritanism would seem to provide an adequate moral framework both to identify the relevant problems and to ground the state with a provisional power to resolve them.
In these assemblies, genetically unrelated folks band together by adopting cultural and ethnic practices that elicit mutual goodwill and good samaritanism.
Instead the reader is treated to some Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau (de rigueur for a Harvard Law professor), a lengthy discussion of the erratic development of the right to privacy and the failure of American tort law to impose obligations of Good Samaritanism, the need for legal bases for child care and other family-oriented social welfare programs, and a broad-brush treatment of the use that continental and Canadian courts have made of American-style notions of rights, especially when it comes to abortion.
As we stared after our success, glowing inwardly in our Samaritanism, George knew why I had snapped at him when he had asked, back when we first put the fish in the hood, if I were going to feed the fish to my cat.
Presumably, the principle of samaritanism would then establish the morality of choosing anyone among them.