The Great (??) Significance of Family Values
The family is the foundation of society.
Earlier today, I posted a blog entry about a video clip/ exchange between Ken Blackwell of the Family Research Council, and Christopher Hitchens. Compare and contrast that with the blog entry linked here. These two represent, I believe the crux of the issue. Now, I’m sure that the Family Research Council and the writer of the editorial below, see themselves on the same side of the issue. But Blackwell cites the “primacy of the individual” whereas the basis of the argument below is the primacy of the Family.
So what exactly are we talking about? There are a number of ideas and terms being thrown about:
- Foundational Documents
- Primacy of the Individual
The first three are at the basis of the exchange in the Hitchens/Blackwell exchange, and the last two are from below. Now, for sure, Blackwell/Hitchens were discussing one question, and not the same question exactly as the editorial. but that is my point. One reason this while issue goes round and round is because differing ideas, that are possibly conflicting and interchangeably used or discussed, all under the rubric of “Traditional Values. “Primacy of the Individual stands in stark opposition to to the foundational place of the family.