In this episode we ask “What is the proper role of government?” We consider three broad possible answers: “None”, “Specific & Limited” and “All-Encompassing”, the arguments … Read the rest
In a very real sense, all human beings are one big, extended family, due to our common nature and ancestry. Every human being alive is biologically related to you and me in some way; all our families are related. In … Read the rest
In this episode we interview Alvaro Vega, a rapping seminarian on his way to becoming a Catholic priest. You can listen to and view his music … Read the rest
Not all laws are legitimate. We can see that many laws in the past have not been legitimate, such as those allowing slavery or the killing of infants. But how can we discern whether our current or considered laws are … Read the rest
In this episode, we ask the question “When is law legitimate?” and describe the following twelve criteria for discerning the legitimacy of any particular law:
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What is the purpose of law? What are its functions? In this document, we explore the purpose and two principle functions of law: order and justice.
Law & Order
Nature is endowed with her own order and matter must obey … Read the rest
In this episode, we take a look at the two principle functions of law: order and justice. We review some of Cicero’s wisdom, including his advice … Read the rest
What is authority? Is there any real need for it? And should we obey authority? Although we will use the Catechism of the Catholic Church to investigate these questions, these are by no means exclusively Catholic conclusions, and can be … Read the rest
Our central question in this episode is “Should we do what they tell us?”.
To answer this, we ask “What is authority?”, “Who is entitled to … Read the rest