Justice Kennedy on the contemporary, neo-Marxist understanding of the “heart of liberty”,
“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,….” – Planned Parenthood v. Casey,1992
Incredibly, he is but two key words from getting it right. Let’s see if we can help him,
“At the heart of liberty is the right to discover the concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life,….”
Now, that’s better. Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Locke, Burke and Jefferson would approve. Who would have thought that two simple words could make such a profound difference – the difference between truth and error, happiness and misery, eternal life and eternal damnation.
Never forget, man is creature, not creator, and is called to discover, not invent, the causal and moral structure of objective reality. The former promises liberation and happiness; the latter guarantees enslavement and misery.