Tag: Rights

When Unlimited “Freedom” Becomes Unlimited Despotism

“I am perplexed by my own data and my conclusion is a direct contradiction of the original idea with which I start.  Starting from unlimited freedom, I arrive at unlimited despotism. I will add, however, that there can be no solution of the social...

When Rights Begin

One of the major issues in bioethics continues to be when a being has “rights.” This is referred to as having “moral status.” For example, if you argue that a child in the womb has no moral status, aborting such a life has less challenges. Abortion...

Insights from G.K. Chesterton

Given that Gilbert Keith Chesterton (GKC) died in 1936, some readers may be inclined to ask, “How could his views be of any value in 2020?” He himself provided the answer to that question when he wrote this in Orthodoxy (1908): “An...

Confronting the Harpies

My friend and I were standing in front of Cobo Hall in Detroit recently to protest the 2017 Women’s Convention going on inside. Planned Parenthood was one of the sponsors of this event, and so we, along with about a hundred fellow pro-lifers, were...

American Patriotism Divided

On July 4, 1776, American patriots proclaimed the Declaration of Independence. This document and subsequent events changed the history of the world. The Declaration of Independence expressed the inalienable rights of all men to “life, liberty, and...