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    philosophical objection

    Quote from President Obama's recent address on Ebola outbreak:
    "I don't have a philosophical objection necessarily to a travel ban if that is the thing that is going to keep the American people safe."
    What does " philosophical objection" mean here?
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    Re: philosophical objection

    He says he is not opposing a travel ban because of any principle that he holds that states that such things are always bad. The philosophy, the thought, behind a travel ban is not opposed because of some other thought, some other philosophy or principle that he holds dear.

    He is stating that his refusal to implement a travel ban is based on practical concerns, not because of some grand principle.

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