Tracy Mehan reviews Robert Reilly‘s Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything
(Ignatius, 2014) at Mercatornet.
Making Gay Okay also provides an account of the slow devolution of American law from one guided by natural law and Blackstone to that of secular irrationalism. From abortion to sodomy to homosexual marriage, and even a recent case allowing polygamy in Utah, the courts have executed a decided shift from Aristotle and Nature to a post-modern deconstruction of anything like public morality. The “supreme irony” is that the abandonment of Nature, reason, and an objective sexual morality contradicts the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” those self-evident truths set out in the Declaration of Independence. All of this, argues Reilly, is leading to the “loss of objective reality — a loss that is transforming the right to life into death (abortion), liberty into license, and the pursuit of happiness into hedonism.”
– See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/does_sex_have_a_purpose#sthash.oWSQHmnu.dpuf
Don Devine, at Liberty Law Blog, reflects on “The Real John Locke”
George Leef, at The Pope Center’s Clarion Call, asks us to rethink the drive to graduate more students in STEM. [My favorite line: “So, perhaps we don’t need any educational central planning.”]
Justin Paulette, currently residing in Korea, has an article–Are There Male & Female Virtues?–in the New Oxford Review (behind very kind paywall that accepts micropayments).
Tracy Mehan, Wouldn’t You Rather Be in Philadelphia? — takes a look at the new Barnes museum.
April 30: Amity Shlaes will speak at The Center for Political and Economic Thought at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Her topic will be Coolidge, The President Who Said ‘No’ . For more information visit: www.stvincent.edu/cpet
Don Devine, Rousseau’s American Heirs Fight the Final Prejudice
Tracy Mehan, “Natural Investment in Water Quality”
Allen Mendenhall, reviews Greg Lukianoff, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, for The Freeman
George Leef, “Higher Education Already Has a Leftist Bias“
@Accuracy in Academia:
Mal Kline, Educators Fear Paper Military
Mal Kline, Sillier Than Women’s Studies
Don Irvine, Journalism No Longer the Worst Job In America—Barely