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:
1. A … 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
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 about … 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 authority?” … 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
In this episode we take a look at why being able to make distinctions is so important and why discrimination is not always bad. We talk about … Read the rest
In episode #2 we discussed and defined what spiritual freedom is and what it is not. We’ve talked about the obstacles to freedom, as well as the … Read the rest