December 1, 2004

Something to ponder

Marc Comtois
I apologize for my absence, but Thanksgiving day brought me the not-surprising, but nonetheless difficult news of the passing of a loved one. After a few days with family in northern New England, I am back and seeking a return to routine. A quick session of surfing brought me this piece in which I found what I thought was a profound statement concerning modern day American politics.
The highest good of liberal society is neither simply freedom nor simply equality but the blend of the two as freedom and equality. The balance one seeks is as much freedom as is consistent with equality, where equality is understood to be the mutual recognition of freedom.
It seems that it is this quest for balance in which all of us are a part. Some tend more toward freedom while others to equality. It is the task of us all to find that point at which it is the best of both worlds.