05-19-2016, 08:49 PM
This is something that I've really been wanting to bring up in a topic of its own. I just haven't done it. Mainly in terms of what I'd mentioned previously here in the thread with regard to the Man-over-God philosophy that I think is gradually becoming mainstream within the libertarian movement. Even here our own forum I'm seeing it.
You agree that liberty is based upon fundamental principles and not philosophies or policies, I assume. That said, when I think of fundamental, timeless, principles I think of things that are benchmarked on truth. I'm of the view that if we're going to teach anything at all, it needs to be truth. Not morality. Morality is a natural product of having a grasp on the truth. Given the state of public morality, I'm of the personal view that most simply don't have a grasp on truth. So, then, by default, they lack an understanding of its principles. Which, as we know, are the foundation of liberty.
Anyway. There really is a lot I want to say about this. I just want to do it in a seperate topic. When Libertas Aut Mortis mentioned the lack of virtue that really is eroding liberty, I kind of just got to thinking about it. Oddly enough, I was just talking about this with someone today.