Category Archives: Political Philosophy

Property qua Political Authority

I have in the past held that property is principally an authority over things and derivatively and concomitantly authority over men. I held this as similar to a father’s authority over his son. He has authority over him and in … Continue reading

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Who really benefits from Liberal guillotines?

Who really benefits from Poland’s Sunday shopping ban? My comment with some additions: “Should a good government restrain evil, or should it actively force its citizens to become moral?” There does not seem to be a difference. By restraining evil, … Continue reading

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Lewis and Masters

Lewis makes a point that he believes in democracy because he believes in original sin. He takes this to imply that no men are fit to be masters. However, Lewis’s delusion is that democracy has no masters. This is manifestly … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis on the necessity of Democracy

Equality by C.S. Lewis Democracy must be tolerated, because rulers have abused their power. We must suffer the ignorance, stupidity and weakness of the masses, because some rulers have been evil. It is not sufficient that we acknowledge those men … Continue reading

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Leo XIII on Church and State Authority

36. Yet, no one doubts that Jesus Christ, the Founder of the Church, willed her sacred power to be distinct from the civil power, and each power to be free and unshackled in its own sphere: with this condition, however … Continue reading

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Confusing the Symptom for the Disease

Here is my comment over at Acton: It seems confusing that the Rabbi at first acknowledges there is something deeply wrong in the American and French Revolutions but then endorse the deep root of American plotics. I think the good … Continue reading

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An Argument against Representative Government

I’ve been thinking about my argument against universal suffrage and it seems that a very similar logic can be applied against representative government. First, let us take representative government to be a form of government where representatives seeks to enact … Continue reading

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