Crime and Punishment

There is some debate today about the subjectivity of certain beliefs or convictions. “Moral relativity” and post-modernism are easy targets in certain circles, as there is a push to legitimate the upholding of certain traditions and values through philosophical and academic endeavors.

None of that is to say that I do not believe there is NOT a universal, objective standard for truth. There IS. Or, perhaps, more appropriately, there are.

Take, for instance, murder.

If you distill the basic concept down to its core essence, murder is the…