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 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
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
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
In this episode, we explored the following questions:
What is Liberty?
What are negative rights?
What are human rights?
What are negative rights & human rights founded … Read the rest
This episode we talked about what the obstacles to freedom, how we can attain freedom and what freedom looks like. We delve into what sin is and … 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
There a lot of opinions, even conflicting ones, on what freedom is. However, “freedom” is best defined in its truest sense, theologically.
Freedom of Thought
We can experience freedom through the ability to think clearly. We tend to consider thinking … Read the rest