‘The Government Cannot Bestow Dignity’

Alex Pfeiffer The Daily Caller 6/26/2015

…Thomas’ dissent focused on the idea of negative rights, “As one later commentator observed, ‘[L]iberty in the eighteenth century was thought of much more in relation to ‘negative liberty’; that is, freedom from, not freedom to, freedom from a number of social and political evils, including arbitrary government power,’” […]

Schieffer: Weiner has no business in NYC mayor’s race

Bob Schieffer Face the Nation CBS News 7/28/2013

What can be said about the Anthony Weiner story that hasn’t been said before?

Actually, several things. One: It is not funny, it is sickening. Two: It is important.

The mayor of New York is not only the most powerful municipal post in America, but because New […]

The Meaning of the Gosnell Trial

Eminent bioethicist Leon Kass on the dangers of a world increasingly indifferent to matters of human dignity.

Sohrab Ahmari The Wall Street Journal 4/19/2013

…Dr. Kass says his critics misunderstand the role of repugnance in his thinking. “It’s not that repugnance is always right,” he says. “There was once repugnance at interracial marriage, and there […]

Here I Stand So Help Me God

“The evil in this world almost always comes from ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.” ~Albert Camus

Brady Boyd Conservative Daily News 8/28/2011

I was born in San Francisco, grew up in Marin County just 30 minutes away and now live in San Francisco. […]

God-given rights? Not so fast, Mister!

Mike Lester Rome News Tribune via AEEC 12/30/2009

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H/T Jimmy Z Zulz, Facebook

Tea Party ‘Resonates With Human Dignity’

William Jacobson Legal Insurrection 11/30/2010

In response to a ” a dear friend who runs a large charitable foundation” and who branded the tea party movement “a group of racists, xenophobes and bigots,” Rabbi Shmuley writes in The Jerusalem Post, Why the Tea Party resonates with human dignity:

Lost in the debate about the morality […]