Professor Ron Dart has taught Political Science, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, B.C., since 1990. During that time, he has also authored over 30 books and is renowned as the leading authority on the North American High-Red Tory religio-political tradition. The High Tory tradition is a unique Canadian tradition that is withering away under the domineering trend toward philosophical liberalism.
For the Christian, young or old, it is increasingly important to know just what that good is that God requires in governance and requires of his servants the politicians; political philosophy is necessary as well as a hermeneutic of justice-in-love. It will be incumbent on the boomers to vote not simply out of custom and routine, or unreflectively for policies rooted in economic self-interest. Nor is the Millennial demand for authenticity and humanity sufficient as the only criterion for good governance.
It is timely that the Christian Reformed Church at its annual Synod this year will formally discuss the so-called Doctrine of Christian Discovery (DOCD). Both the DOCD and the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Report (2015) deal with the unjust and prejudicial treatment of the First Nations peoples of North America by the European settlers.