Monday, May 11, 2020

Why Can’t We Be Reasonable? Because There Is No Such Thing As Reason

5/11/2020—In the middle of a pandemic, one group acts irresponsibly and meets in groups of 150 in close contact, without masks, led by a Pennsylvania State Senator.

Another group says we should stay shutdown even though the case numbers have flattened and more deaths may arise from the shutdown at this point than the virus.

Even a great Governor like Andrew Cuomo cannot bring himself to admit that he is actually balancing one set of lives against another.

We can’t make difficult judgments. So we over simplify our choices.

Why not?

The answer is not just because judgment is hard. It’s actually because we have been taught that there is no such thing as reason.

In my own discipline of law, no one, no one, no one, will defend the possibility of reasoned judgment. Right or Left. Scalia ridiculed it. But no one on the Left practiced it. (Scalia’s point was that you couldn’t even begin to reason about abortion without talking about the status of the unborn, which the Justices upholding Roe would not do.

And why do we not believe in reasoned judgment. Because there is no starting point in the real.

Want to see the Death of God. Here it is.

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