Friday, July 31, 2015

Not the same

We tend to use the terms Good, Legal, Moral, and Ethical as equivalent synonyms.  They are not.  An action may be legal without being good.

A small government libertarian who has a strong religious belief follows a higher law and does not need legal threat to act right.

A small government libertarian who is an atheist may decide a new set of rules at anytime.  They make me nervous.

The founding fathers were clear in their writings that the whole limited government thing would only work with a community that had a strong religious foundation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--
 And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, 

But many say not all the founding fathers were Christians. Still,  Franklin and Jefferson had a firm faith in God and a higher law.

Is this thing on?

I started the blog in January of 2007, and then took a break back in January of 2014.  Eighteen months has been a nice change from the task of blogging nearly every day.

Last evening my wife an I were sitting on the patio. I was (as I often do) holding forth on some event of the week.  My wife encouraged me to go write it down.  I think it's not so much that she thinks I have unique insights, but that the keyboard is a more willing listener.

So, I intend to start posting a bit. I'm not sure if any readers are still around so the blog may take on characteristics of the old idea of an electronic logbook -  a weblog.

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