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FACT Report: The Cure for a Fractured Society

Increasingly, society is breaking down into factions, and, consequently, some of them turn to civil government to force others to engage with them, as LGBT activists are doing with wedding vendors.

But when it came to whether individuals would engage in relationships with others, commercial or otherwise, our Founding Fathers thought liberty was required. They knew that when civil government assumes the power to mandate individual interactions, liberty is lost. And that, in turn, leads to factions—those who fear government-mandated interactions band together to protect themselves from those who may band together to mandate those interactions.

Ironically, if we want to mitigate the divisions in our country, perhaps we should be more concerned with how factions will use the coercive power of civil government than with what a vendor will do with his or her liberty.

The FACT Report, featured on several conservative radio stations, is a weekly one-minute audio commentary about a political or cultural issue affecting Tennesseans.

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