Is it problematic to praise the Founding?
Noticing my praise for Christine O’Donnell’s “inspiring” speech, in which I saw a call for “rediscovering the ideals and principles of the nation’s founding,” a reader suggests that such ideals are connected with the “propositional nation” which I have criticized. He also wonders if I am also contradicting certain statements of mine about the flaws in the Founding that need to be fixed in order to align it with a traditionalist view of society. In my reply, I argue that he is mixing separate issues together, and I attempt to separate them out from each other.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 19, 2010 02:30 PM | Send