Saturday, August 17, 2013

Each of us pursuing our own narrow instincts is destroying the society.

Montesquieu asserts that without strong public virtue, a democratic republic is likely to be destroyed by conflict between various “factions,” each pursuing its own narrow interests at the expense of the broader public good.

Without strong public virtue?  That's where America is right now because of the slow fragmentation of our Judeo-Christian roots of commonly accepted moral standards of right and wrong.

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