Why We Need Temperance Not Regulation

Why We Need Temperance Not Regulation

The virtue Temperance.

Above all, we must realize that it cannot be stopped by imposing draconian laws upon the economy since this would only end up strangling all commerce. The only solution to this intemperance is a corresponding temperance.

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As Edmund Burke notes: “Men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”1


Taken from Return to Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society—Where We’ve Been, How We Got Here and Where We Need to Go.

1 Edmund Burke, “A Letter From Mr. Burke to a Member of the National Assembly: In Answer to Some Objections to His Book on French Affairs. 1791,” in The Works of Edmund Burke, With a Memoir (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846), 1:583.

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