Perhaps the single most dangerous threat to freedom is freedom itself. Whenever men are truly free, they tend to become permissive, and then licentious, and finally corrupt, which often is what causes those same men to take freedom away from others. In the central part of his presentation, Guinness shows the Golden Triangle of Freedom that is at the heart of this paradox: Freedom requires virtue; Virtue requires faith of some sort; Faith requires freedom. Each component of the triangle is dependent upon the other in order to survive. These tenants, which are necessary for the perpetuation of freedom, are being confronted by “modern menaces” to freedom. Guinness describes three contemporary threats to freedom, including the alienation of leaders from central American ideals, the breakdown of the transmission of American values, and the corruption of customs.
- EST. TIME 2 hrs
- POINTS 1000
A Free People's Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future Os Guinness The Patriot's Handbook George Grant 1776 David G. McCullough