Friday, December 03, 2010

Undermining the Foundation

Why moral truce means the end of liberty
Will people who claim it is their right to murder helpless innocents, as a matter of individual welfare and convenience, have the moral will to question murderous government abuses when officials claim they are necessary for the welfare or security of the whole nation? Can people whose liberty depends on moral principles that limit government power carelessly legalize individual practices that contradict those principles? If they accept the violation of certain unalienable rights as lawful in their own conduct, won't this inevitably undermine their capacity to recognize and resist such violations when they occur in the conduct of government? Isn't this corruption of their will the main reason anti-American elites are promoting such licentiousness?

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