Based on this premise, we are forging a new theory of justice to change the way we think about politics & economics.
The Family in America
The most pressing domestic issue confronting the future of our country is the disintegration of the traditional family. It is in the family that we learn to take our place in the larger society, exercise our rights and duties as citizens, and leave the world a little better than we found it.
In the family, we learn:
The Family and the Government
The family is the basic cell of all more complex societies, the government being the most complex. Without tightly integrated families, the entire fabric of complex societies unwinds.
The principle of subsidiary holds that the more complex society should defer to the more simple societies if these have the resources to perform needed functions.
Today, our vast administrative state has offset the Family’s proper function as the basic cell of all societies, and the principle of subsidiary is increasingly abandoned. Many legislators are ignorant, ignore these realities, or take the inverse view, regarding the State as the supreme authority.
The Family is not an extension of the Government, nor is it in any way subordinate to it. They are separate societies with their own limited autonomy. Each is mutually dependent on the other:
There is no need to recite the diverse influences undermining the integrity of the family, but our modern government is definitely one of them. It has expanded its role to the point where, without regard to the will of the people, its policies and regulations often undermine the integrity of the family by: