- The state should be directed by objective moral law, self-restraint, and industriousness.
- The state should assist the poor by creating an environment that allows families to raise healthy children who can become healthy, moral citizens.
- The state should allow families and associations to act independently to do what is best and teach virtue.
- The state should ensure that the commercial world is just and respects the persons who work; economic efficiency should not trump human dignity.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
According to Esolen and his reading of Pope Leo XIII's writings, a well-governed state should promote its citizens' material and moral prosperity, protect private property, allow free associations, and protect the poor from the abuse of the rich and powerful. Although there is no single solution that will work for everyone everywhere, there are four principles that should be used to create a solution: