When Government Goes Bad

In the immediately preceding post we heard from Thomas Aquinas as to why government of some kind is essential given the way God created mankind. Aquinas’ reasoning on this point seems solid. But in our time of widespread government malfeasance (leading to increasing distrust of, and even open cynicism toward) our governments, we need substantial categories

Why Government (of Some Kind) Is Essential

A question that seems to burn in the minds of many in this time of governmental imprudence and overreach is, Why bother with government at all? Government on most levels seems increasingly to be characterized by moral intrusiveness, by economic aggressiveness, by technocratic manipulativeness.  Who needs it? Why ought not individuals be free – quite literally,