Skip to comments.Agency vs. Coercive Altruism
Posted on 10/19/2006 4:52:43 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
By Jared Eastley
It is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little power, as they suppose, to apply and practice coercive altruism. Coercive Altruismthe act of forcing others to do what one person or group thinks they should do, supposedly for their best good, but without their approval and/or consent. Accordingly, it is evident that more evil and harm has been inflicted throughout the history of this world in a spirit of Coercive Altruism, than by almost any other means.
Fundamental to the entire mechanism and soul of man is individual agencythe ability and right to choose between good and evil, virtue and vice, light and darkness, or the course we would take in our lives. Indeed, since the beginning, man has been free to choose according to the dictates of his own heart and intellect, whether to follow God and be subject to His laws, or to reject God and by so doing seek to become a God unto himself. For men without God become Gods unto themselves, to follow the dictates of their own hearts, with no appointed course to follow and no moral moorings to anchor them to any set of divinely mandated standards.
Moral Agency is the most fundamental attribute of man. Accordingly, any time one being attempts to coerce another, no matter what the motive, the subject of such coercion is sure to resist such an abhorrent attack upon his/her very nature. Indeed, it is evident that the very soul and intellect of man has been capacitated to reason and to choose for itself. Here is the agency of man and his/her most basic needthe need to be free! When suppressed . . .
(Excerpt) Read more at voteeastley.com ...
Wouldn't it be great if there were more districts as sensible as Idaho's 11th District-- where the Democrats have gone the way of the Whigs and the only contest is between Constitutionalists and wishy-washy (or better) Repbulicans?
BUMP. This guy sounds real good from this snippet!!!
He is a moral and upright man AND has the ADDED benefit of wanting to spread his morality PEACEABLY and through VOLUNTARY persuasion, rather than at the point of a bureaucrap's gun.
That's my take on his statement. I would vote for him if I lived in his district.
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