Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing

Event Date: 
November 7, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location:  

Acton Institute
98 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

For more information, contact John Morton at (616) 454 -3080 or jmorton@acton.org

Samuel Gregg draws upon Catholic teaching, natural law theory, and the thought of the only Catholic Signer of America's Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll of Carrollton-the first "Tea Party Catholic"-to develop a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America's experiment in ordered liberty. Beginning with the nature of freedom and human flourishing, Gregg underscores the moral and economic benefits of business and markets as well as the welfare state's problems. Gregg then addresses several related issues like the the demands of social justice, the role of unions, immigration, poverty, and the relationship between secularism and big government.