TFP: Replace Justice Kennedy’s Concept of Liberty With ‘Christian America’ And ‘Return To Order’

By Peter Montgomery

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, an ultra-traditionalist Catholic group that yearns for the creation of an “organic Christian society” modeled on feudalism, said in an online post on Tuesday that the uncivil culture war that is “especially vicious now over the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy” is grounded in Kennedy’s “distorted” view of individual liberty.

TFP’s John Horvat cited a passage from Kennedy’s ruling in the 1992 Casey decision, in which the court upheld Roe v. Wade’s recognition of a woman’s right to choose and abortion while also upholding restrictions on the exercise of that right: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

For Horvat, that Kennedy passage “codified the sixties’ ethos that said individuals should do-their-own-thing.” Said Horvat, “This anything-goes concept of liberty has shattered America.”

Liberalism’s radical agenda has hollowed out the unifying principles, intermediary institutions and above all the religious convictions that give meaning and purpose to life,” wrote Horvat. “It has atomized society and minimized the influence of leaders and true elites. The result is the present state of disillusionment …read more

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