August 12, 2012
Is Obama Just or Unjust?
President Barack Obama is not a "nice guy." From Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins and Republican House Speaker John Boehner to Republican presidential contenders John McCain and Mitt Romney, far too many Republicans have fueled the popular perception that Obama is a nice guy. This perception is an illusion. But it is a most dangerous illusion, for it has permitted our President to advance his militantly leftist agenda. In The Republic, Socrates engages several friends in a discussion over the nature of justice and its relationship to the good life. The question to which they attend is: Which is more beneficial for its possessor, justice or injustice? Glaucon, a brother of Plato, contends that the unjust man is actually better off than the just man -- so long as he is not recognized as an unjust man. Injustice is superior to justice, Glaucon reasons, because the unjust man knows no limits while the just man imposes constraints upon himself. So,...(Read Full Article)