Sunday, October 03, 2010

"If Someone Is Not A Moral Being, How Can He Be Expected To Vote For Moral Government?"

Why "libertarianism" fails.

Good quotes in the piece. Here's one from Edmund Burke:
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites ... Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

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