How many of us can say we really have a solid foundation for our thinking and values as we go out to shape our world by our lives? Until very recently, I could certainly anwer that question with a humbling and resounding “no.” Now, I can say that I am a discerning work in progress.
This is not to say I didn’t understand the issues that I wrote about and spoke about. In fact, on a lot of issues I’m passionate about, such as Islamic jihad and sharia, abortion, first and second amendment rights, the necessity of universal natural law, and other topics, I was and am quite knowledgeable.
But is that enough? I would say that without a firm understanding of why we think, we will never be able to argue what we think using our full potential.
What are first principles?
plural noun: first principles; noun: first principle
the fundamental concepts or assumptions on which a theory, system, or method is based.