Okay, fine: The title of this article is (a little) hyperbolic, but hear me out. Do you know how many died in the Mongol conquests? How many fell at the Siege of Vienna? How many lives did the Battle of Gettysburg Claim? Sure, some will object that these are rather old events. Fine: How many died in the Korean War?
Human Beings Are Not Interchangeable Widgets
International trade is built upon a simple premise: Just as it makes sense to go to the butcher instead of the baker when purchasing sausages, so, too, certain countries will prove better at producing certain goods and services. This central premise is, of course, true, but in only the most trivial sense; by this, I mean that it is true in the same way that it would be true to claim that a Greyhound with all his limbs will almost certainly outrun a Dachshund with only three legs. This is, of course, true, but so what?
As Christ is the Head of the Church, so man is the head of woman. As one should not be ruled by one’s stomach or other baser urges, so man should not be ruled by woman. It is not a matter of domineering on the part of men over women; rather, it is a matter of overruling attempts by women to domineer men.
Improper authority is always held tenuously, and this is why when women are in positions of authority over men, they exercise that authority arbitrarily, capriciously. Improper authority is weak, afraid, and precarious; it insists upon itself in the hope of generating legitimacy through exercise. The more improper the authority, the more active it will be.
Proper authority need not insist upon itself except under truly abnormal or urgent circumstances. A man does not need to insist upon his authority over his wife, for such a power dynamic is obvious; contra such a natural state of affairs, women must always insist upon any improper authority they have seized and attempt to exercise over men.
A Threat of Deadly Force against an Innocent Engenders a Moral Duty to Defend
For nearly fifty years now, opponents of abortion have been making increasingly weak claims. I do not mean to say that the central argument on the anti-abortion side (i.e., that a fetus is a human being worthy of protection) has been watered down or adulterated; rather, I mean to contend that the anti-abortion side has been decreasingly forceful in condemning abortion and often all but silent when it comes to the necessary, logical consequences of what anti-abortionists believe. I intend to address both of these issues with this article.
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