Democracy and virtue go hand in hand. Freedom cannot exist without a corresponding level of responsibility. Democacy, likewise, needs a virtuous electorate to work smoothly. I am not advocating a utopian society based on an unattainable level of perfection, but one based on individuals who try to make the best of the gifts God has given them.
I believe that socialism (and other enlightenment utopian “isms” that rely on collective human means for some end of “salvation”) stands in contradiction to this. In essence, while masquerading as the ultimate form of charity, socialism presents a twofold danger. Continue reading