Steynianism 33.0

“Governmental respect for individual freedom and the autonomy of nongovernmental spheres of authority is, then, a requirement of political morality. Government must not try to run people’s lives or usurp the roles and responsibilities of families, religious beliefs, and other character-and-culture-forming authoritative communities. The usurpation of the just authority of families, religious communities, and other institutions is unjust in principle, often seriously so, and the record of big government in the twentieth century–even when it has not degenerated into vicious totalitarianism–shows that it does little good in the long run and frequently harms those it seeks to help.”

~ Robert P. George on “Law and Moral Purpose

Steyn News Items

~ THE LAUNCH OF THE CaNN Lambeth Conference News Site: “The unofficial website for Lambeth 2008, from the producers of CaNNet” …. (lambethconference)


~ MARK STEYN: First They Came For Piglet– “By insisting on re-labeling terrorism committed by Muslims in the name of Islam as “anti-Islamic activity,” Her Majesty’s government is engaging not merely in Orwellian Newspeak but in self-defeating Orwellian Newspeak”; and Rex v. Human Rights Commission; and “The march of the maniac” …. (Various)

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