The Importance of Character in a Free Society (Video)

The Importance of Character in a Free Society -- Lawrence Reed

To a disturbing number of people it seems that insisting on sterling character comes across as too straight-laced and old fashioned.  We see people all the time cutting corners and sacrificing character for power, for money, for attention or other ephemeral gratifications.' Lawrence Reed talks about both the importance of character and the danger of its 'erosion', arguing that 'when a people allow their character to dissipate, to be compromised, they become putty in the hands of tyrants and demagogues'.

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