Jul 2 • 1HR 37M

Born Free

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If you’re hitting the road this weekend, today’s extra-long, extra-patriotic Ruminant should be a perfect accompaniment for your travels. Jonah begins by looking at the Dobbs decision, the relationship between the judiciary and the legislature, and why conservatives believe in originalism. Then, after offering some additional thoughts on consequentialism and a generous helping of rank punditry, he turns to the Fourth of July. In a moment where pride in America is particularly low, Jonah believes we should still be bullish about this country, and he has enough philosophical insights on hand to explain why.

Show Notes:

- Last weekend’s Ruminant

- Last Friday’s G-File

- Joshua Zeitz: “The Supreme Court’s Faux ‘Originalism’”

- Wednesday’s “news”letter

- David French: “Roe Is Reversed, and the Right Isn’t Ready”

- The Remnant with Megan McArdle

- Only 38% say they’re extremely proud to be American

- Calvin Coolidge on patriotism