In an era dominated by the gospel of moral relativism, the idea that all cultures and the individuals living under them should not be judged by one unified set of values has infested modern culture like a plague of locusts. The simple fact is that there are some inherent truths to the concept of morality.
Rule 1: Each life has inalienable value. The unfortunate reality is that some cultures simply do not value humanity. From leftists who equate brutal Islamic sharia courts with the Christian church to the European left’s deadly fascination with “cultural enrichment,” the threat of moral relativism is a worldwide phenomenon. When their ideology leads to tragedy, the same politicians whose policies caused the carnage react with resigned indifference.
The same leftists who demand we “build bridges, not walls” refuse to accept the consequences of their misguided policies until those bridges become war zones and the end result of moral relativism becomes a weaponized van.
Rule 2: Women have rights. Although this might seem like a truism, the fact is that such a pronouncement may prove controversial in some circles. Of course, segregation and ritual spousal abuse are just another form of “cultural enrichment.” Take it from Prime Minister Trudeau. Then again, when criticism of the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation is condemned as colonialistic, we shouldn’t expect rational discourse.
Rule 3: People have the right to free will. The United States Constitution guarantees the inalienable right of free speech and religious freedom, whereas other cultures impose religious tenets and strict theocratic laws on unwilling citizens. When criticizing a belief system to which individuals must adhere under penalty of death can land innocent people in prison, it’s time to abandon moral relativism once and for all.
To sum it all up: differences are what make life worth living, but similar morals are what make it possible to live life.