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By John Zmirak, The Stream, February 3, 2022

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”


As I showed in my last column, the abortionist majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that issued Planned Parenthood v. Casey profoundly corrupted our country’s governing philosophy. The majority opinion issued with all the force of law negated the positive values of the American founding, and rendered this country’s regime morally illegitimate. The “heart of American liberty,” our highest court now taught, amounted to absolute nihilism, to the existentialist’s autism or to Lucifer’s revolt. As Sohrab Ahmari would decades later write about Anthony Kennedy’s infamous opinion:

[W]hat lies at the heart of liberty, Kennedy argued, was something utterly mystical having to do with figuring out the meaning of life for yourself. And the state, he went on, can’t impose an answer to these mystical questions. Each citizen must figure out for herself what the meaning of the mystery of life is. And if unlocking the mystery of life involves the taking of life, well, the state can’t intervene against that, either. …

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