Last night I had a dream that I was having dinner with Donald Trump.
He was looking for an expert in natural law and positive law to advise him for the next four years and he wanted me to walk him through the Catholic position on the matter.
It was a vivid dream:
I can remember the food on the table (fried chicken fingers!) as I step-by-step guided Mr. Trump through Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Summa theologiae I-II qq. 91-95. I wrote my PhD dissertation on this section of the Summa, so I literally “know it in my sleep.”
We talked about eternal law and natural law and the relationship between civil/human law to natural law. It was a dream-state Socratic dialogue between me and The Donald.
And then I woke up.
Mr. Trump if you have questions on natural law, I’m ready. (But let’s get something better than chicken fingers.)
Make America in Accord with Natural Law Again.