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The Avenger

Location: New Jersey
Member Since: Thu Dec 02, 2021
Subj: Illiberal upstarts reinvent conservatism
Posted: Wed May 11, 2022 at 04:50:51 pm EDT (Viewed 127 times)


This is a pretty long interview but it's a highly readable introduction to the New Right. The people being interviewed are the hosts of the podcast, Know Your Enemy, which I very recently started listening to. In this instance, the enemy is the New Right.

https://newrepublic.com/article/164643/illiberal-upstarts-reinvent-conservatism

These people are not libertarians and they're not corporate lapdogs. They're in favor of a welfare state but only if it's structured in accordance with their beliefs, and what they believe in is the moral theology of the Catholic Church, which they want to impose not only on our institutions but on our very brains.

And you know how my originalist approach to the text of the Constitution seems problematic to some here? Well, the New Right is discarding originalism in favor of Catholic natural law theology. Because that's what happens when you stop limiting yourself to the actual text and your best guess as to the original intent. You find yourself with nothing to stop you from applying whatever arbitrary paradigm you happen to like.

Here's an article:
https://newrepublic.com/article/161162/originalism-dead-long-live-catholic-natural-law

By the way, Roberts, Thomas, Alito, Kavanaugh, and Barrett are Catholic.



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