More on the “Conservative Does not Equal Orthodox” Front

Kevin Miller takes issue with NR’s endorsement of Bill Gates’ India AIDS Initiative. Gates, like most rich men, is all agog for the “Just Enough of Us, Way Too Much of You” theory of race relations with the Third World and urges condoms on those funny dark-skinned people wherever he goes. (He’s also a big PP supporter.) Like most liberals, he naturally puts “choice” before the good of the family. Meanwhile, conservatives (who tend to put the interests of the corporation before the family) endorse him (proving once again the truth of Chesterton’s observation: “”The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.”) But, as Miller argues, the authentic orthodox position is to put the interests of the family at the heart of society and ahead of the individual or the corporation or state. As Catholics, our view of the human person is founded on the revelation of the Holy Trinity.


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