Because We Are Not Angels

 

Last updated 9/7/2020 at 12:59pm



In your Aug. 27 edition, Art Cole (a friend and neighbor) argues that good people with common sense and concern for the welfare of their neighbors will willingly accept abridgements to their personal freedoms (e.g., mask wearing) without a paternalistic government telling them what they can and cannot do.

Our Founders also wrestled with this question. When, if ever, is it appropriate for government to limit the liberty of its citizens?

They offer their answer to this question in The Federalist Papers, a collection of essays authored by Hamilton, Madison and Jay to promote the ratific...



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