Category Archives: Political Philosophy

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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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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Authority: Subject and Object as Identical

Authority is a claim against someone which when imposed creates a moral obligation on the part of the authority’s object to answer the claim in justice. Authority then is an active power to press a claim to what is owed … 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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Ground of the State

It is part of the natural law that men be bound by some sovereign. In each man we find that principal by which we are called social or political animals. BY this nature edowned in us by our Creator comes … Continue reading

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A Biblical Defense for Any Unprincipled Exception

Comment to Is there a biblical defense of free speech? Part of what Mr. Miller fails to distinguish is between what the State has authority to do and what it should tolerate. The State may have the authority to regulate … Continue reading

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