Debating America’s Ideological Origins: Part III in Lumish Vs Swindle.
PJ Lifestyle editor, David Swindle, and myself are having a very interesting discussion around disagreements concerning the founding fathers and classical liberalism.
My latest contribution, linked to above, outlines historian Bernard Bailyn's argument as to the ideological sources of the American Revolution and to the Constitution of the United States. Swindle sees Judeo-Christian ideology behind our form of government, whereas Bailyn also includes, rightly so, the Heritage of Classical Antiquity, English Common Law, and the European tradition of Enlightenment Rationalism.
The piece then transitions toward a more personal conversation around the differences in our individual political evolution within recent years.
It's a very interesting discussion, so far and I would very much encourage you guys to check it out.
Part One by Lumish - Politics Vs Theology: Beginning A Debate With David Swindle
Part Two by Swindle - Secular Political Ideology Vs. Biblical Moral Values: Continuing a Debate with Michael Lumish