Munoz , Vincent Phillip
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Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of "God and the Founders: Madison, Washington and Jefferson". This essay is adapted from remarks presented at Hillsdale College’s November 2017 Conference on Thomas West’s "The Political Theory of the American Founding".


Natural Rights, God, and Marriage in the American Founding

By calling our attention to the Founders' political theory of the family, Thomas West's new book leads us to ask whether a secular theory of natural rights and natural law can sustain the moral ecology necessary for self-government. If a secular natural-rights republic cannot sustain the family, it would seem to be neither a good nor attractive political theory.

Date posted: 2018-06-03