Independence Day a great time for a reflection on freedom

This weekend is filled with the various observances and festivities of the Independence Day of the United States of America. It’s a cause to celebrate, as well as to reflect, on freedom. Such reflection is needed as freedom and moral license have blurred, with many now hailing moral license as if it were freedom. The difference is found in our capacity for goodness and the distinction between good and evil. Freedom, as taught by good philosophy, biblical wisdom, and good societies through the ages, is the power to do what is right and good. Moral license, however, is the power to do whatever we want, however evil or irresponsible it might be. Freedom has always been the mark of civilization, while moral license has been the rallying cry of barbarism. There is no common good with moral license, while freedom makes civil society possible.

Independence Day a great time for a reflection on freedom

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