Why Be a Patriot? Why Prefer Our Fellow Americans? – Ricochet

In response to my most recent post, Peter Robinson poses a fundamental question: Why should the government of the United States prefer the welfare of those who are citizens of this country to those who are not? To begin to answer Peter’s question, one must ask what a political community is and what it is for. In addressing this question, Thomas…

Source: ricochet.com

A prime example of why I find it so challenging to find common philosophical ground with conservative doctrine. It is inward looking, selfish, and paranoid, and that just isn’t how I see the world and the people in it. Are there bad people in the world? Yes, of course there are, but how does hiding behind a "citadel" do anything to change that? 

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