Democracy entails both external limits — borders and boundaries for both passage and conduct that make for a commmunity of citizens and not just residents or self-assertive rights-bearers — and internal limits that require self-limitation in accord with the moral law and the requirements of civic common good.

from The demanding & delecate task of conservatism, The New Criterion, January, 2022

by Daniel J. Mahoney, professor emeritus, Assumption University, Senior Fellow at the Real Clear Foundation, and Senior Writer at Law and Liberty

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