August 08, 2006

Basic Principles Note

In an authoritarian or totalitarian society an act of an independent citizen creating order outside the official authority of the state is a dangerous rebel, threatening the unitary authority of the State. The state must be Goliath and there must be no Davids. Spontaneous rulemaking is a dangerous act and all citizens are conditioned against it.

In a free society, spontaneous rulemaking is the lifeblood of the burkean little platoons. People gathering together and solving problems so that the state does not have to are the everyday guarantors of freedom and hold high respect and esteem in society. The state may act but only where the little platoons are failing.

The difference between the two is an important basic differentiator between the Gap and the Core.

Posted by TMLutas at August 8, 2006 05:48 AM