Power and Moral Purity

"The leftists who are in ascendancy in the Democratic party are motivated by a strong sense of the moral rectitude of their cause. ...their moral convictions about human equality and the worth of each person derive directly from the Christian and Jewish religions. And yet, for the most part, they reject those religions. This contradiction puts them in a difficult position and helps account for the Left’s emphasis on power, their rejection of persuasion, their ends-justifies-the means tactics, and their insistence on moral purity." - Veith

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