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The Most Politically Apathetic Citizens in Catholic
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|1.||The Most Holy and Grand Empire of Christian Democrats||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Iesus via et veritas et vita est”|
|2.||The Sede Vacante of Apostolic see||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Extra omnes!”|
|3.||The Kingdom of Aggmar||Capitalizt||“Orbis non sufficit”|
|4.||The Catholic Republic of Flomany||Left-wing Utopia||“In Deo Speramus”|
|5.||The Empire of Augusta Cesarea||Right-wing Utopia||“DEUS VULT”|
|6.||The Holy Empire of John Seaton land||Corporate Police State||“God is Our King no one else”|
|7.||The Protectorate of New Imperial Egypt||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“PTC 5 Points off Sahiar”|
|8.||The Holy Protectorate of Devoted Decons||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“And with your spirit.”|
|9.||The Catholic State of PariaLand||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“A faith in God means the Right to Life in Him.”|
|10.||The Augustin Paradise of The Landlocked Isles||Anarchy||“There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch”|
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But we come to the other argument of Thomas, "The purpose of human law is to lead men to virtue, not suddenly, but gradually. Wherefore it does not lay upon the multitude of imperfect men the burdens of those who are already virtuous, viz. that they should abstain from all evil."
So the notion of "recreational drugs" (ignoring the counter argument that in modern society, that which to the hurt of self by definition becomes to the hurt of others since no man is an island) is one of those more complicated issues. Thomas argues that the law leads to virtue gradually. Thus the complete ban of such things would be imprudent because it places an undue burden on the imperfect man. However, a gradual approach (as we see with the current laws on tobacco smoking, which in many cases has been extended to vaping, a far more dangerous situation if only because of the problems of battery explosions) is perfectly within the Thomist argument.
OK this is going to get complicated quickly. Check out the following link for some information: http://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/catholicism-and-libertarianism-clash-over-property-and-common-good
Even this argument isn't all that clear cut. The Libertarian view on private property is absolute; you have absolute rights to your own private property, "It is a foregone conclusion in Rothbard's ethics that owners of property have the absolute right to exclude people from what they own, be it land or material objects." This means that the individual trumps the common good. As opposed to "In the Catholic tradition, this is reversed. The guarantee of private property ownership, and the good of it, can only be premised on the common good."
The absolute right of property, for example, was used to support slavery arguments. (Such arguments also came with it the forced arrangements of marriage and the subsequent ownership of the results of such marriages, both expressly forbidden under church law and teaching.) In more modern times this is also used to support the principle of unjust wages. It is used to support the notion of hording, acquiring a monopoly of an essential good and at times of crisis limiting its availability to those who need it the most. All three of these things, the excessive abuses of slavery, the unjust wage and hording are expressly forbidden under the notion that private property must always serve the common good.
At least its better than Islam.
I was only interested in relation to my house and not having registered for the vile property tax. I assumed both views supported a man's right to own his own house.
My slaves are treated well.
So you don't like islam?
Not in any way, shape or form. But lets not get into this, internet debates are cancer.
Hello to you too.
Welcome to Catholic!
I have been really busy this week, but I have seen this debate and I intend to reply when I have time.
Good riddance to the Brits.
One is almost disposed to remain in the said EU now.