C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism

David Theroux, founder and president of The Independent Institute and the C.S. Lewis Culture of California, recently gave a really considerate lecture titled “C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism.” David’s perceptive investigation of Lewis’s critique of “government as God” is effectively well worth viewing.  The Left continually tells us it understands what’s very best and “cares” for us.  Lewis’s riposte to this pretentious justification for metastasizing state power is powerful: “Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may possibly be greater to dwell under robber barons than under all-powerful moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may possibly at times sleep, his cupidity might at some level be satiated but these who torment us for our own great will torment us without having finish for they do so with the acceptance of their personal conscience.”  Just take some time to watch David Theroux exposit this important perception and be reminded as soon as yet again of the wisdom not only of C.S. Lewis but of America’s Founders: We have a limited authorities specifically due to the fact “absolute energy corrupts completely.”

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