Weekend Reading #12

Over at Ius & Iustitium, Anon, an attorney with federal and state executive experience, discusses the Iron Law of Tolerance as a zero-sum game. To wit, whatever is to be tolerated by law, the converse will be prosecuted.

At The Federalist, Katy Faust discusses the good and rights of the children in the circumstance of gay surrogacy.

Former insider, Jamie Reed, outlines the travesty that is very likely occurring at over 100 pediatric gender clinics in the US given her experience at one of them, at The Free Press.

Is the Great Awokening heading into remission? Musa al-Gharbi makes the case for the affirmative.

At UnHerd, Mary Harrington defends the institution of the family.

Pedro Gonzalez at Chronicles considers the fading horizon of Trumpism.

Lastly, Michael Millerman on the cave of modernity at European Conservative.

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Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
February 10, 2023 2:35 pm

Pedro Gonzalez at Chronicles considers the fading horizon of the Trumpism.

Love this stuff, it’s so otherworldly.

Trump has an iron lock on the Republican candidacy because about 60% of Republican voters will crawl over broken glass for him. They do so because he represents their philosophy and values.

No one else does, not even DeSantis, who is pretty good but has shown signs of being altogether too chummy with the GOP elites. That may be tactical but Republican voters take very close note of such things. And they detest McCarthy and McConnell and the RNC.

So it will be fun to watch. Either Trump will be the candidate or half the Republican electorate will stay home on election day raising middle fingers at the elites.

I will be doing that in March during our state election. I will not vote for any party proposing net zero. Might vote for PHON if they field a candidate, since we have exhaustion.

February 10, 2023 6:55 pm

Yes Bruce, the Trump haters never give up, irrespective (or perhaps because) of facts to the contrary.

As for surrogacy, it is an ethical and moral minefield. While I would not be in favour of ruling it out under any and all circumstances, clearly it is now a way for rich couples, gay or heterosexual, to rent poor women’s bodies so that they can have children.

Libertarians might say that this is OK, but I am far from comfortable with it.

February 10, 2023 8:39 pm

Love him or hate him, Trump is a giant figure in the minds of voters, put there primarily by hysterical Democrats. His record is mostly moderate Republican, and was he to be elected again, democracy would not end and the world would be a considerably safer place.

February 10, 2023 8:48 pm

Didn’t say he was.

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