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Of Liberals, Conservatives, Rationalists, and Moral Foundations


The world is pretty good; all we have to do is not ruin it.

Another anomaly is that both major political parties contributed to the attack on Enlightenment virtues, and the worst ideas had bipartisan consensus.

I believe there is a time to use organized force to fight oppression, to aid the needy, and to redress unjustified inequality. I know these cause damage to the other moral foundations, but that damage is sometimes necessary for progress, and progress can be well worth the sacrifices. The injuries inflicted heal, and we find new things to be loyal to, new authorities to respect, new understandings of appropriate law, and different ideas of sanctity. It takes some time, but we can build healthy civilizations with six firm moral foundations around a liberal core.

However, I think the current time is one for moral healing. Turn down the violence and reduce the spending. Simplify and deregulate. Return to the Bill of Rights and the rule of law. Attack oppression, inequality, and need though voluntary means, not with guns. The world is pretty good; all we have to do is not ruin it.
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