On Finding One’s Own Way to Hell

The Orthosphere

“If any man err from the right way, it is his own misfortune, no injury to thee; nor therefore art thou to punish him in the things of this life because thou supposest he will be miserable in that which is to come.”  

John Locke, “Letter Concerning Toleration” (1689)

“If I should attempt to characterize the Democratic party in the most general way possible consistent with accuracy, I should call it the party of Individual Liberty . . . . It believes in the right of each man to go to heaven or hell in his own way.”

Daniel Greenleaf Thompson, Politics in a Democracy: An Essay (1893)*

I must begin by making clear that I do not believe that Individual Liberty defines the Democratic party of today.  The Democratic party of today stands like Cerberus in defense of the peculiar peccancies of its coddled clients; but it is…

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