The GOP and the End of Virtue

It’s done. The Republican Party has officially chosen the worst major candidate of my lifetime. Not because of his attitudes about the role and scope of government, though in that regard he represents the antithesis of libertarianism. But because of his values, his character, his basic dignity and humanity.

Those of us who argue for limited government often argue that liberty inculcates virtue. Or, at the very least, that a lack of liberty and its replacement by the heavy hand of the state cuts against virtue by incentivizing, encouraging, and rewarding vice. But it’s also true…