The Young Fogey's Pithy Response to a Distributivist Colleague
- Some things are wrong or impossible, like aiming bombs at civilians, artificial birth control and the ordination of women. Other non-negotiables are the goals of mercy and justice. The means to those ends – the form of government – are not doctrine. You can be a free-marketeer, monarchist, Francoist fascist, democratic socialist or theistic communist. You can be dead wrong. It’s all good.
To Weigel's eternal discredit, he has shown himself to be dead wrong about "aiming bombs at civilians," and I agree with Mr. Nichols in principle, as any decent person would, "that property should be widely distributed, not held by the few, whether in the name of the State or the Corporation," commenter Jim C. makes a valid point here:
- Property must be widely distributed? This is de-fide Catholic social doctrine? What about the Catholic Middle Ages? Property was NOT widely distributed.