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News of the Week: Did Pat Robertson just spurn the drug war?

Recapping the interesting and significant news of this past week.

From the “Did this just happen?” Department: televangelist and 700 Club leader Pat Robertson now says that marijuana should be legal, like alcohol is, because the drug war has failed. Now if only if he would back down on his warmongering. (For the record, LCC’s position on recreational drug use is outlined here.)

Michael Eversden gives a biblical case for Ron Paul.

Mary Theroux writes in the Washington Examiner about God, women and the nanny state. Mary is the wife of David Theroux, director of the Independent Institute.

I’m not much for Jim Wallis’s politics (they certainly aren’t God’s) but this article on Sojourners by my friend Aaron Taylor on war is worth checking out.

Science fiction blog io9 posts Aldous Huxley’s letter to George Orwell following the first publication of 1984. It is an interesting read to say the least. This comic gives a pretty interesting description as well. The book referenced in the comic is Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman, which I reviewed here.

Author and blogger Ann Sattley (also an LCC reader) was on the Stossel Show this past week talking about her book, Technically That’s Illegal. View a clip here, and Sattley’s personal notes here.

Did you visit LCC this week? Here’s what you missed if not:

Have some relevant news and links you want to share? Post in the comments below. I read every comment and respond to almost all of them. Let me know what you’re thinking!

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Dr. Norman Horn

Norman founded LibertarianChristians.com and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President and Editor-in-Chief. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He currently is a Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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