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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's a matter of right and wrong

This article by Michael Medved, via, really sums up the The Core Of Conservatism for me, very well. Medved says it all boils down to making distinctions, and enforcing consequences.
"Above all, conservatives feel impelled to make clear distinctions between right and wrong.

We reject all notions of moral relativism. Though we’re obviously imperfect, and (like all human beings) often fail to do the right thing, we try to draw lines between the beneficial and the dysfunctional, between productive and destructive.

In policy as well as personal life, we seek to differentiate between good and bad behavior, and we want all of society (not just government) to encourage the good and discourage the bad.

In other words, conservatives insist on making distinctions, giving the individual broad latitude to choose, and then recognizing that choices must carry consequences.

A decent society supports and rewards good choices and discourages bad ones."


At 11:33 AM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

I wholeheartedly support what Medved says in your quote. Where I disagree from you is how we decide what is right and wrong.

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Bobmo said...

You will never be able to decide between right and wrong unless you first acknowledge that right and wrong even exist.

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

You are absolutely correct Puzzlefan.

At 10:30 PM, Blogger Dedwarmo said...

The ideas of right and wrong are powerful tools to influence people's behavior. Reward and punishment. Promises and threats.


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