Who needs principles when there’s a sword involved?

Since my some of my last posts were about principles and morality, and the way in which they advance and support civilized, wealthy cultures, it seemed appropriate to wrap up that series with Andrew Klavan’s video explaining how to abandon those principles when necessary (or when elected to Congress, whichever comes first):

Also, one more thing that’s on point when it comes to virtues and vices:  I’ve been very privileged over the years in that Elizabeth Scalia (The Anchoress) has become a good blog friend.  Read this Holy Week article at the WaPo, and you’ll see why I value that friendship.  I’m also grateful that WaPo readers will get the benefit of her wisdom.