Thursday, October 26, 2006

Two more submissions from readers that bear repeating for the purpose of further discussion. In regard to democracy having a moral foundation, this from an unknown reader:

No one said it better than John Adams: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other."

Then, this regarding the need for a moral foundation to our society and democracy, also submitted by an unnamed reader:

Every society has two choices: whether ir wants to be ruled by an authoritarian ruler or whether there can be a set of shared values and certain things we hold in common that give us the philosophical underpinnings of our value system in our life.

Without that value system a society cannot exist.

The reason we have the most terrible crime problem in the word in America today is simple: we've lost our moral consensus. We are people living for ourselves.

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