From Andrew Sullivan, via Ozarque’s Religion and Language Newsletter: “Traditional morality, in D’Souza’s view, ‘is based on the notion that there is a moral order in the universe, which establishes an enduring standard of right and wrong. …’ Liberal morality, by contrast, consists first of all in the right of the individual to choose for him- or herself what morality is. … Theoconservatism refuses to accept that government can ever aspire to be neutral with respect to competing visions of morality. … Given the existence of an external moral order, the duty of the state is therefore to reflect that external order, and the duty of citizens is to obey it.”

Because we might as well bring in politics, while we’re at it!