The United States has been exceptional as the country founded upon a moral idea: individual rights.
The founding fathers recognized man’s rights as inalienable. Rights are discovered, not granted.
It’s a tall claim to say that the Bible supports laissez faire capitalism. Important (even conservative) Christian voices would reject the idea. But it’s the claim I’m making. Over the next several posts I’ll support it.
A logic puzzle:
What would you think if someone told you the following?
- I follow the Koran.
- The Koran tells me to lie, cheat, steal and kill in order to conquer you.
- I don’t want to do any of that.
What is the status of such a claim?
Imagine someone voting out of “self-interest,” what comes to mind?
Most people think of pressure-group politics: