Thursday, August 20, 2009
The conversion of an abortion agnostic
I have never been particularly exercised over the abortion issue. I've been content to let the two sides fight it out. But something James Taranato covered today made me think:
Liberalism is a philosophy that regards liberty as a condition essential to human well being. Through free speech we come to a better understanding and course of action than we could without facing opposition. Liberalism freed men to do their business, to practise any religion; to have universal sufferage. We, who live in freedom, live in liberal democracies, whether we elect "conservatives" or "liberals." I am a classic liberal soldier.