"Human law is law only in virtue of its accordance with right reason: and thus it is manifest that it flows from the eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an unjust law; in such case it is not law at all, but rather a species of violence..." [Aquinas, Summa Theologica I-II Q93 A3 ad 2]
"In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, "I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away." To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: "If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it." GKC
Most politicians are the modern types of reformers and their visionary powers can not see past tomorrow's headlines.
However Chris Christie, the Gov. of New Jersey, is looking past that headline. He may be the only politician who not only says he is against abortion but knows that the state should not be in the killing business. He is cutting Planed Parenthood from the state budget. He also is embracing the concept of subsidiary.
Could distributionism be far behind. Maybe, if he survives the the political fist of PP.
While at the same time the Current Occupant, always deviating from right reason, is increasing funds to the death mills.
$25 million fund established by the new health care law to assist pregnant women. $250 million to Planned Parenthood.
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