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
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
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
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
It has been said that modern man has trouble making distinctions. This difficulty has led us into a lot of fundamental errors in our thinking and has serious consequences for our society and for all individuals.
A distinction … Read the rest
Rights can be categorized as “Negative” or “Positive”. Negative rights boil down to the “right to be let alone” which is what Justice Louis Brandeis called “the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men”. … Read the rest
If we wish to have freedom, we must recognize the importance of objective truth for freedom. Without this recognition, there is no way to distinguish wrong from right, healthy from unhealthy or freedom from slavery. When something is … Read the rest