Yes. The secular model model of free will runs through every aspect of American civic life. The courts and criminal justice system lean heavily on it; criminality in our model hinges upon “intent” with the assumption that a person of sound mind committed the crimes with intention – with a mind that is unfettered and free.

Yes. The secular model model of free will runs through every aspect of American civic life. The courts and criminal justice system lean heavily on it; criminality in our model hinges upon “intent” with the assumption that a person of sound mind committed the crimes with intention – with a mind that is unfettered and free.
The more intent is involved, the greater the culpability for the crime.
Social welfare programs also operate with a civic assumption of free will; it is assumed that anyone that can support themselves is willfully choosing not to want to support themselves and are entirely and wholly responsible for all of their material conditions. Consequently since people are choosing to not want to support themselves, it is only through the freely chosen kindness of others (donation) that they should be supported and not at all by the State in any form whenever possible. Usually our social welfare programs are not as extreme as that but that is a common underlying assumption to various degrees.
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