Divine Providence has endowed him with the gift of reason and the unique ability to articulate his understanding with clarity for our day.
There have been others in our day, including Dr. Leonard Read of the Foundation for Economic Education. As a matter of fact, rereading his classic, "Anything That's Peaceful," should be on the agenda of all of us who recognize the threats to liberty today.
On the topic of the President's so-called "compromise" last week, we must keep the focus on the fact that this is not about the Trojan Horses of "women's health" or "contraception."
It's not even limited to the principle of religious liberty or freedom of speech.
It is about an unconstitutional assumption of power over rights which "the People" withheld from the purview of the government they structured through their Constitution. If this arrogation of power to the Executive is allowed to stand in this case, then all of "the People's" rights are at risk.
Inasmuch as their Constitution allowed no power to infringe on any specified right in the First Amendment, then the person who assumes such a power also does not possess a power to "compromise," or "accomodate."
May I suggest that readers of this thread read Read's "Anything That's Peaceful" and share this wonderful and easy-to-read book with as many people as you can.
Not only does Read provide insight into the ideas of liberty versus those of tyranny (as in socialism), but his Chapter 5, entitled, "How Socialism Harms the Individual" is especially enlightening for any who may not see what is happening in America in its proper context, as pertains to the individuals involved.
In Chapter 5, under the heading "The Authoritarian," he begins by stating, "Of the threee classifications of persons involved in social leveling by compulsion, the authoritarian--the one who administers the taking and the giving--has been too little diagnosed." When you read it, you will see the nature of the man before us today. This section of Chapter 5 paints a portrait most Americans will recognize.
Thank you for your most excellent post and the link to Dr. Read’s book.
Bookmarked for future referral and I will definitely read it.