With My Customary Mildness

David Lampo, in his libertarian/Republican defense of gay rights, says this: “It is time for them [Republicans and conservataives] to realize that, in a free society, the highest political virtue should be freedom, not adherence to any specific moral or religious code” (A Fundamental Freedom, p. xii).

Got it. In a free society the highest political virtue should be freedom. And in a triangular society, the highest political virtue should be drawing triangles. So much we may assume, even without argument. But why should a society be free? Who cares if we draw triangles? I invite you to just try to answer that question without recourse to any specific moral or religious code. In fact, let me change that invitation to a defiance. Lampo is not providing serious political analysis here — these are patched-together bromides from a political operative trying to get new talking points into circulation.

via With My Customary Mildness.

You gotta love that. “And in a triangular society, the highest political virtue should be drawing triangles.” 🙂

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