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Fr. Spitzer on Natural Rights, Morality, and Law

In this remarkable interview, Father Robert Spitzer S.J. of the Magis Center, who has written numerous books on the cross section of faith, morality, reason, and science, dives into natural rights, law, and the Scholastic tradition, which, working on biblical… Continue Reading →

TFW You Realize the Property Rights Are Axiomatic in God’s Law

The Uniqueness of Western Law: Part 3 – Christianity Takes Up the Torch of Hellenistic Natural Law

The notion that the same rules apply to all men later found a home with the kings of Northern Europe.  These tribes still possessed that Indo-European culture of the rule of an, albeit, customary law and the right to resist… Continue Reading →

The Uniqueness of Western Law: Part 2 – The Roman Confusion of Natural Law

Natural law was famously developed further by the Roman lawyer, Cicero, but, whilst Roman civil law was mostly privately developed, the various Roman systems of government were not consistent examples of natural law in practise.  Roman law developed primarily between… Continue Reading →

The Uniqueness of Western Law: Part 1 – The Origins of Natural Law

When accordingly it is inquired, whence is evil, it must first be inquired, what is evil, which is nothing else than corruption, either of the measure, or the form, or the order, that belong to nature. – St. Augustine  … Continue Reading →

Diagram of Natural Rights and Moral Action

For those struggling to find the connection between libertarianism and the Church, this may help. While ensuring both positive and negative rights is moral, only negative rights can be enforced without contradiction of other rights. Civil society requires negative rights;… Continue Reading →

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