I believe in the right of free association. All other “rights” — of free expression, to private property, etc. — derive from the right of free association. The only stable form of human organization is the community.
I believe in justice, not Justice. Only communities can decide what justice is, in and for their communities. Any social organization larger than the community, which does not leave the administration of justice to the community, is tyranny.
I believe in the person, not the process. The administration of abstract, universal “Justice” requires treating individual men as means, not ends. Fealty to abstract “Justice” sees men not as individuals with their own needs, or as members of a sovereign community, but as the outcome of a mechanical, judicial process.
I believe in the fundamental value of the human person, not his fundamental worth. All humans are equally valuable in God’s eyes, and communities must respect that value. A man’s worth, however, is a function of his social role. It is determined by his community. Abstract “Justice” denies this, which is why attempts to administer it always end up focusing on equality of outcome. This violates the right of free association, and is therefore tyranny.
I believe in evolution, also called “descent with modification.” Abstract “Justice” denies this, because it presumes that all men are equally capable of understanding the Good. Men have different capacities for understanding the good; these capacities are largely inherited. Forcing “equal” outcomes on people who are incapable of understanding it is tyranny, as the rights of those capable of knowing and acting on the Good are necessarily violated thereby.
I believe in the value of Culture. It is the duty of those more capable of knowing the Good to arrange matters in their communities to check the worst tendencies of those less capable. Any attempt to do this outside the community is a violation of the right of free association, and therefore tyranny.
I believe in the fundamental autonomy of the individual. A man who will not, or cannot, adapt himself to his community is free to find another. If he cannot find another, he may form his own. As Thomas Hobbes said, the end of virtue is to be sociable to those who would be social, and formidable to those who will not. This is the position of the autonomous individual. Every man has a right to free association with himself, if no other. Any attempt to constrain this is tyranny.