Three Pillars Of A Decent Society

Conscience Enemies
Princeton Professor Robert P. George argues, [in his book: Conscience & It’s Enemies] that “any healthy society, any decent society, will rest on three pillars.”

Respect For The Human Person, Strong Families and The Rule of Law.

It doesn’t take a genius to recognize the wisdom of this declaration. Yet, mainstream America doesn’t seem to agree. A certain percentage of Americans are excited and motivated by the fact that they can live any way they choose and still be healthy and productive.

Of course, they can’t! But that won’t appear to them for many years. The science of life is immutable and unforgiving: “Every Action Has An Equal And Opposite Reaction.” If you do this, you will get that…. every time! That it is delayed does not mitigate it’s impact.

“The Greatest Generation,” those born in the 20th century, before 1945, were productive BECAUSE they took The Long View! It’s how life on Earth needed to be lived if you wanted to be successful. Countless generations, prior, set that unyielding example.

When the Baby Boomers came along, technology and liberal philosophy had sufficiently warped perceptions so that young people saw no ‘Down-Side’ to anything they wanted to do. Drugs, Sex, Family, Education, Laws, etc., nothing was sufficiently forbidden.

Then, along came Generations X, Y, and Z! Building on their parent’s flimsy foundation, they have evolved to accept NO objective moral or social standards, but their own. They may live anyway they please and the result will be success! Or so they believe.

Enter Dr. Kevin M. Doyle, a Harvard and Oxford trained lawyer, educator and writer. A professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, lecturing on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. Serving as director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, the Herbert W. Vaughan senior fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.

But what does he know? He may be 61 years of age, with a wide range of education and experience, but clearly he doesn’t know what our 30 and 40-somethings know about life and how to live it. He’s simply an academician. He lives in a bubble; an ivory tower.

What he says, in his book, is that society rests upon the pillar of Respect for one another. This means every human being is a Person, regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, stage of development or condition of dependency.

He says society rests upon the pillar Strong Families. He says a family is the product of the marital commitment of husband and wife. As such it is the original and best ministry of health, education and welfare. Not always perfect. But totally vital, if society is to survive.

He says society rests upon The Rule of Law. A decent society is built upon a fair and effective system of law and government. The necessity is obvious, since human beings are not perfectly virtuous all the time, and some people will be deterred from wrongdoing only by the threat of punishment.

More importantly, he writes, the law coordinates human behavior for the sake of achieving common goals, the common good, especially in dealing with the complexities of modern life.

Surprise! Not everyone is happy with Dr. George’s conclusions! How about you?

Reality? Either he’s right or the left-wing, radical deconstructionists are. You see, they’re the ones using sex as a toy to play with… the product of which they easily destroy under the banner of ‘Reproductive Rights.’

They are the one’s who dismiss the nuclear family as unnecessary, the product of an antiquated and victorian value system long gone, wandering through one relationship after another, never finding the satisfaction they crave and leaving a path of destruction in their wake.

They are the one’s who believe every person is a law unto themselves. My values may not be your values, but they are just as important and you have no right to criticize, let alone legislate MY morality.

What happens if we let these three Pillars crumble and see what happens!

Oh, They Already Have!! Now do you understand what’s going on?

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