“Surely if liberalism has a single desperate weakness it is an inadequacy of imagination: liberalism is always being surprised.” –Lionel Trilling
A misconception holds sway over the way that many people think of the principle that it is wrong to discriminate on the basis of personal characteristics like race and sex. The misconception is that the principle applies only to the lucky winners of a reverse popularity contest: only the unpopular get equal protection.
Natural law turns out to provide some interesting foundations for our constitutional principle of equal protection of law.
[From new-to-us blogger and PEL Citizen Dan Johnson] Natural law seems like a relic, remembered only by Catholics who use it as thin grounds for odd sexual theories: the evil of condoms, the intrinsic disorder of homosexuals. Â Â Undeterred, our Â Not School Philosophy of Law group decided to take a look at this relic, including selections from Aquinas and Martin Luther Continue Reading …