It is an old, and forgotten, axiom that immoral people can’t be trusted with freedom. Moral and civic virtue are rooted in solid values and a form of identity that grows not just from the self but from family, faith, community, and even country. Moral and civic virtue are, as the Japanese say, “others-centered”, but not in the collectivist or socialist way of the left.
When people live their lives for their own pleasure and happiness to “find themselves”, the result is a rule by force instead of a rule by transcendent laws. In fact, when there are attacks on the