Category Archives: Liberalism

Liberals without Heads

There is something similar to Lewis’ consideration of the Abolition of Man that reminds me of liberalism. Children are inculcated at a young age to adore liberty as something worth death and that men have consistently shed their blood for. … Continue reading

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Conscientious Religious Restriction

The question begging nature of this conception of religious freedom revolves around the notion of what consists in harm to society. A good Christian with Christian presuppositions may think this is great, but differing standards of harm will produce different … Continue reading

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True Scotsman

Part of the problem with the true Scotsman “fallacy” is it presupposes that there is no standard by which to judge Scotsman. One reasonable standard of a true Scotsman is someone born in Scotland or of Scottish descent. However, mudbloods … Continue reading

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Rule of Lawlessness

You will sometimes hear [originalism] described as the theory of original intent. You will never hear me refer to original intent, because I am first of all a textualist, and secondly an originalist. If you are a textualist, you don’t … Continue reading

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Why “Liberalism” needs Conservatives

My take on: Why “Liberalism” Needs Natural Law The issue as I take it with liberalism is not the radical autonomy as the extreme embodiment of liberalism, but the problem of liberty as the object of political action. “The only … Continue reading

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Big Government Part 2

The problem with big or interventionist government as pejorative is that it confuses a set of authorizations by the government with a government not authorizing or intervening. In the case of a man choosing what to buy the various levels … Continue reading

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Big Government

Opposition to “big government” is generally a question begging way of advocating for particular policies or authorizations of government. Most opponents would like to see bigger more intervening government in murder a la abortion. There is no complaint as to … Continue reading

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