Articles by Edward Tingley
July 9, 2020
Conservatives and progressives alike require recalling to the Christian origins of Western freedom so they stop treating liberty as the enemy of the Good, Edward Tingley writes.
Mockery of stereotypes by ironically claiming a stereotype had been declared by the Court perfectly within our freedom (a bit of human cleverness that humans are allowed), but only three years later this liberal victory is denounced as a mistake and a setback by advocates of a different thinking entirely, which is very comfortable with top-down impositions of how our fellow citizens must think, the very thing that liberty forbids Impassioned by the good, conservatives are making essentially the same claim as the woke: liberty is a liberal boondoggle that has tricked the naive into facilitating a legacy of social harm But it is in no way evident that service of the common good offers any argument at all against liberty as our first principle Lincoln reiterated the American Founders’ determination that America would be a free country: it would remove injustices and improve the lives of Americans but it would guarantee its citizens their liberty, given that America was a union of people with plentiful differences It may seem that a well-meaning believer in the common good and social justice would believe in liberty too: these are basic human goods
July 7, 2020
In the first of two reflections on Canada’s shaken political foundations, Augustine College Dean Edward Tingley argues liberals and conservatives alike have turned against our primary principle of freedom.
Liberty as a principle, the principle that defines Canada as a free country, has come under attack from defenders of the Good and seekers of social justice ...
July 24, 2018
With the Supreme Court’s recent affront to Trinity Western University, questions abound about the future of Christian higher education. Edward Tingley, dean of Ottawa’s Augustine College, argues for return to the roots of what philosopher Russell Kirk called “the oldfangled” college.
Such was the rationale for higher education in Canada until that event in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that turned all of this around and changed not simply the landscape of academia but, far more critically, the play of ideas, the health and strength of Canadian society That is, if it is ...