Why moral conservatism is indispensable to liberty

Jul 30, 2009 | 0 comments

“For many, the Judeo-Christian moral system is considered to be at best a relic of the past, and certainly as an outmoded set of rules and structures which are an attack on personal freedom.”  Dunkin continues by noting that the Judeo-Christian moral system is no longer viewed as necessary because more and more people believe that man is inherently good.  However, if this were the case that would mean that it is the government that causes man to sin.  As Dunkin says, “Man does not need government to incline him towards harming other people. Indeed, man needs government to STOP him from doing so.”

With this new motion that humans are inherently good, our nation has lost its ‘moral compass.’  People do not self-govern their actions according to a moral Truth, rather now they govern themselves according to the “if it feels good, do it” philosophy.

This poses a big problem for the type of government that Americans expect to remain.  For it was one of the founding fathers, John Adams, who said:

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.


So should we expect a government aimed to give liberty, if our country plans to disown its Judeo-Christian roots?  No, because as Dunkin says, “Lose morality, and you will sooner or later lose liberty.”

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