Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – This is one of the greatest errors, I believe, that modern man is struggling with. We’re struggling with it precisely because opinion has been elevated to the level of certitude. It’s not certain. Someone’s opinion on a matter of politics, if it’s not an ethical matter, is not something that is certain. Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: This is one of the greatest errors, I believe, that modern man is struggling with. We’re struggling with it precisely because opinion has been elevated to the level of certitude. It’s not certain. Someone’s opinion on a matter of politics, if it’s not an ethical matter, is not something that is certain. It would be very difficult for you or for me to argue things in the political realm that are certain and true, which is why — this is what leads to the politics, or politics in general, this is what leads to them being
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the opinion centers and the generators of opinion that we have today, because we’re dealing with things that are not certain. They’re not based in a certain, identifiable, demonstrable truth, which is why — this is another one of the reasons why there have been ages in which there weren’t strong central governments that had to preside over the affairs of men. Why? Because men were able to police themselves, by and large. It’s not to say that there wasn’t an authority figure because there was. It wasn’t a political authority figure; it was an ecclesiastical authority figure.
If we can understand what I just told you, if we can grasp this, and I think it’s easy to grasp that, we can then see the danger of political systems a priori, meaning from the start. It doesn’t matter which one it is. It’s irrelevant which one it is. It’s dangerous because it’s not based on truth. You can have certain things that are particularly true and we can agree upon. But if I have demonstrated that something is based on a truth and that it is true, you cannot then reject it, yet it is rejected with routine arrogance. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year of every decade in the modern world, truth is objected to and opinion is passed off as truth. It’s not truth. So, no, we don’t need more, [mocking] “I’ll just agree to disagree.” No, if you tell me something that is true and I believe it to be true — truth based in reality — then I may not object to it. It’s as simple as that.
Let’s bring this back into the realm of politics. Let’s bring this back to the Trump campaign, for instance, or through the 16-member-large Republican campaign now. Bring it back full circle. What are some truths that we can deal with and that we must all then agree upon them in the political realm? We can start with the most important ones, and that is life. If government is formed to do anything, it is formed for the benefit of the men and women or for man that will live under it. [/private]
The greatest common good or benefit there is is life, because without life, we’re not having this conversation. Life is our common benefit. We must, therefore — you don’t get a vote on this, by the way. There’s no vote to be taken on this. Life begins at conception. Government’s job is to protect it. Government’s job is to ensure it. Government’s job is to treat it as an inarguable, inerrant — meaning can’t be wrong — infallible truth.
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