Andrew Fiala’s column (March 25) discussing Judge Neil Gorsuch and natural law is troubling commentary. Natural law holds human life intrinsically valuable. But Mr. Fiala uses the vagaries of life experience to suggest that natural law, its self-evident truths, and those who concur, are just too simplistic.
Mr. Fiala sounds much like one so focused on the dots and seams on a basketball that he misses the fact the ball is round, and that its purpose is in its roundness.
The value of life is not outweighed by the value of privacy or autonomy. Further, political systems don’t create human value, nor should they be allowed to prioritize life value as one among many. It is the intrinsic, even divine, purpose and value of human life against which all other societal values must be measured.
History is replete with governments placing the value of human life secondary to the political will of the state. Pity us if our government or courts rule the value of your life secondary to another’s happiness, comfort or convenience.
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We are most secure with those who hold to the simple truth that all human life matters and its value is preeminent.
Harvey D. Harrison, Fresno