Have you ever noticed that people who worry most about someone “imposing your morality” on them are often the same folks who speak almost entirely in moral terms?
Statistics, logic, historical perspective and even biology are no match for the moral-heavy vernacular of victimhood.
How else to explain the lunacy spreading through the federal judiciary like kudzu regarding voter-approved marriage laws, which the courts are striking down with mad abandon. Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner spoke for many of his colleagues in the bin, er, on the bench, when he characterized laws that recognize natural marriage solely as products of “hate” and “savage” discrimination.
There are ways to address this kind of nonsense. The late, great William F. Buckley got away with employing a blizzard of logic against liberal opponents by seasoning it with gentle, disarming ridicule. He regularly exposed their lunatic notions without appearing to call them crazy or immoral.
But I’m willing to go out on a limb and call some of today’s public figures and commentators certifiable.
Monday, September 8, 2014
A Moral Code
***This is a good piece by Robert Knight: How a moral code outrages the secular Left.