Norman’s Note: I have been blessed to get to know Doug Stuart over the last year, and what a pleasure it is to welcome him as the next addition to LCC’s arsenal of writers on liberty! It really is amazing to see how the philosophy of liberty affects each of us differently, and Doug has a great perspective on how true liberty is a means of lifting people up. Welcome, Doug!
I was blessed to grow up in a Christian home with parents who raised me and my siblings to work hard, care about those in need, and never feel entitled to that which isn’t yours. My parents provided a stable and secure home life where we were taught family values and sound theology, but it was always in my nature to question everything. Perhaps I never grew past the “Why?” phase of my toddler years, but I always had an incredulous attitude toward those in authority. Because of this I have always appeared to be a natural contrarian. If there is a status quo, I will question it. (As you can already see, I was well-suited to be a libertarian!)