Chesterton on Campus

Chesterton on Campus June 25, 2014

Chesterton famously observes that when you get rid of the Big Laws (against, for instance, sexual purity and honoring one another with our bodies) you don’t get freedom and you don’t even get anarchy. You get the small laws.

And so the Sexual Revolution produces, not liberation, but strangling micromanaging attempts to cope with rampant rape culture that turn into definitional black holes struggling to figure out every nuance and permutation of “consent”.

When a civilization loses something that was once supplied by custom and courtesy, it cannot possibly make up the lack with laws and lawyers.

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