Friday, May 23, 2014

A Catholic Critique of the American Founding: James Madison, The Federalist, Nos. 10 and 51

I'm sure many of you are aware of those apologists out there like George Weigel, Michael Novak and now [?] John Zmirak who hammer on the greatness of Americas founding and the egalitarian joys this country celebrates.  If you love their work the following video is not for you [fyi]

The synopsis:

James Madison and The Federalist Papers were both instrumental in creating and achieving confirmation of the American Constitution. Dr. Bond shows how the ideas they expressed are very problematic for the Catholic world view. One special difficulty is, once again, their Lockean presumption that order is built upon maintaining and encouraging the disagreement and factionalism of many warring groups in society. Taken from: Regalism, Revolution, the Reign of Terror and the Assault on Catholicism (1648-1799) - 1998 VonHildebrand Institute

 h/t Matthew Olson @ Answering Protestants

Great to see Larry D back btw

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