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I am pleased to announce that LibertarianChristians.com is now a member of the Clear Skies Initiative, sponsored by Muslims4Liberty.org. The Clear Skies Initiative is a broad coalition of individuals and groups set against drone warfare waged by the United States Federal Government.
From the Change.org petition (which I encourage you to sign and share):
“The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles commonly known as “Drones” has become ubiquitous among military agencies, and increasingly by domestic law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, the scope of their use is shrouded in secrecy, and the consequences of their use go largely without scrutiny from other branches of government and mainstream media, which allow this practice to go on without accountability or challenge.”
Drones are also responsible for hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths of innocent people in warzones due to indiscriminate weaponry and operators. This terror must be stopped, and I hope you will consider signing the petition as well.
I have not done a news post in some time, so I have a lot of links piled up for you today. I think you will find many of them of interest for both general purposes and particularly Christian libertarian purposes as well.
The Bionic Mosquito has a very interesting article up regarding libertarians and abortion. He is definitely adding to the debate and it is worth checking out.
Gerard Casey says that religion and politics needs to file for divorce. The power couple has fallen!
David Gordon reviews a new book on religious toleration and freedom of conscience.
Gene Healy hopes that Sandy Hook will not be seen as a 9-11 for schools. Some people really think that a gun ban would help, but apparently it doesn’t work in China. It’s a sick world, folks. Jeff Tucker asks why schools shouldn’t be allowed to secure themselves.
Jeff also has a superb article describing how the state will ultimately end.
From the You-Have-To-Be-Kidding-Me Department… The US Air Force is apparently now using Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a means of justifying nuclear warfare. Yes. Really.
My new favorite comic… (Thank you XKCD!)
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Christian philosopher Alvin C. Plantinga has won the prestigious Rescher Prize for contributions to systematic philosophy. David Theroux of the Independent Institute has a detailed account of Plantinga and the award here.
Recapping interesting and significant news stories and media from the past weeks…
Chuck Baldwin asks some very pointed questions to evangelicals everywhere about war and their faith.
To those evangelicals disheartened by this past week’s elections results, Tim Suttle has a few words for you as well.
They could use a lesson from Bob Murphy as well regarding the futility of politics, and from Brian Cole on why libertarianism is the only political ideology that should make sense to Christians.
Four more years of Obama? Time for some nullification. (Note: Any president requires us to practice nullification, I don’t care who.) Make sure to get the documentary (I was involved in the production!) and watch for the efforts of good folks like David Simpson standing up to the Feds. Even now, we know we are having an effect.
Republicans miss the point of tax cuts, says LCC writer Laurence Vance at the Future of Freedom Foundation.
Iran seems to be on the short list for the next victim of American interventionism, and economic sanctions are already having a major effect on their population. It is incredibly important for libertarians to oppose all such interventionist policy.
Gary North emphasizes how important homeschooling is to the future of liberty.
You think the current voting machines are bad? Check out what they are considering in Florida! (Alert: Satirical)
Have you been to LCC recently? If not, here are a few posts you may have missed:
- Are there any notable Christian libertarian scholars?
- Obama wins, celebrates by bombing another country
- My View of Politics
- Live Blog of 2012 Election Results
- News of the Week, November 5th, 2012 Edition: Remember, Remember?
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You think I’m kidding.
Just hours after his re-election acceptance speech, it looks as though Obama ordered another drone strike over Yemen. Quoting the Huffington Post:
On Wednesday morning, as many Americans sifted through the voter data and exit poll numbers of President Barack Obama’s reelection the night before, the Twitter feeds of close watchers of Yemen lit up with reports of another sort of presidential event: an apparent U.S. drone strike had killed several individuals in that country.
There was no way of being certain if the strike was indeed American, or for that matter if it was a drone strike at all, although it had all the markings of one.
"All signs (after dark, suspicions of locals, target) point to Sanhan strike being a US drone," Yemen-based freelance journalist Adam Baron wrote on Twitter.
Several other analysts concurred.
A White House spokesman did not respond to a request for comment. If it were a American strike, of course, it would have to have been authorized by Obama.
The “Drone Wars” are illegal under domestic and international law, yet we hear very little about these atrocities and especially not from Christian leaders. Instead, we are told we need more militarism, more war, more bombs, more aggression.
Though I am not suggesting that this drone strike is “extra significant” due to its proximity to election day, I would like to suggest that despite any words of “peace” that Obama has thrown out there over the past years are completely irrelevant at this point. The Left is just as bad as the right on warmongering – not to mention everything else as well – and Christians who think that another four years of “hope and change” are leading us to a “greater tomorrow” are absolutely kidding themselves.