I’m really getting tired of these fascists:
Perhaps, then, the recent signs of violent times occasion an opportunity for broadening our collective sense of what ”rights” should be in terms of our social consciousness. Our political and judicial discourse would benefit from moving beyond a purely libertarian view of rights, which emphasizes freedom from governmental coercion or constraint, to incorporate also a dignitarian view of rights, which promotes freedom for the good of each other and for society as a whole. The challenge now before us is how to preserve personal independence and autonomy while also recognizing, as Prof. Mary Ann Glendon once wrote, ”that we are constituted in important ways by and through our relations with others, and that each of us develops our potential within a social network of obligations and dependencies.”
Sorry Reverend Dailey, you sir, can go to hell.Â Inidividual liberty and freedom is social well-being.Â Any government empored to create social well-being, empowered to do ulimited good, is by nature empowered to do unlimited evil.Â If you’d like to live in a society like that, perhaps I can suggest Venzuela, or perhaps China.Â But this country is founded on principles of limiting government for the sake of personal liberty, and if you don’t like that, get the hell out.