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Recapping the interesting and significant news of the past (few) weeks…

It has been a quiet past week at LCC, for one particular reason that is quite newsworthy: my wife and I had our first baby boy! Everything went extremely well: born at home, healthy and alert, momma and baby Caleb Horn are doing just great. Of course, we are still working into a new routine here at the Horn household. In short, we like to call this “breeding for liberty!” If you can’t beat the State now, just make enough babies until you can! Haha. Here’s a cute pic of the new wee one.

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Here are a few other fun articles for your reading pleasure in the meantime. You’ll begin to see an uptick in blog posts here starting tomorrow (hopefully). Thank you all for your support and prayers!

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Best read of the week: What does theology have to say about economics?

New at the American Liberty Association: The Patriot Church.

Anarcho-capitalism: so crazy, it might work!

The excellent First Things Blog shows how the dystopian world of the Hunger Games relates to our present world.

Did you know that the US federal government has the power to, and in most cases does, record nearly all phone traffic within the US borders and beyond? Yes Virginia, they do.

And moreover, the Feds are smart enough to declare definitively that the US mobile market is too dynamic to be considered “competitive”. Yeah.

Oh well, at least you can now get yourself an anti-drone hoodie.

Have something new and interesting to share? Let us know in the comments. I read every comment made, and respond to as many as I can!

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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.

Should Christians be interested in wealth creation, or just marginal charity? Perhaps we should try to understand economics better.

My new favorite comic… (Thank you XKCD!)

And it says a lot about you that when your friends jump off a bridge en masse, your first thought is apparently 'my friends are all foolish and I won't be like them' and not 'are my friends ok?'.

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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.

Obama only waited 24 hours after election night to bomb another country with drone strikes, but the Federal government’s drone terrorism has been going on for a loooooong time.

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:

Have something you want to share? Please let us know in the comments. I read every comment and respond to most of them. Thanks for your support!

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Recapping the interesting and significant news and articles of the past week.

There is a terrible war on kidneys the government is waging, and it has to stop!

LCC writer Isaac Morehouse writes that intellectual property is childish. Well, when even the New York Times is concerned about patents being used as swords, you have to wonder…

LCC writer Laurence Vance has a two new articles out as well: Americans Are Already Double and Triple Taxed and Government Impossible.

By some standards, a number of other countries are more economically libertarian than the United States.

Are government regulators destroying your home appliances? Yes, Virginia, they are.

Here is how the government created a problem that created another problem, then problematized things even more with a pathetic solution.

Have you been to LCC recently? If not, here’s what you might have missed:

Have something you want to share? Please let us know in the comments. I read every comment and respond to most of them. Thanks for your support!

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Recapping the interesting and significant news and articles of the past week.

Our Catholic brethren have a new resource: Free is Beautiful: Why Catholics should be libertarian by Randy England. See a recent book review here.

Is teleportation possible? Not Star Trek style, at least not yet… but there is such a thing as “quantum teleportation” via “entanglement” of atomic states. It is weird stuff, let me tell you. Recently there was a significant advance in this area when entanglement was demonstrated over 140+ kilometers. The results are quite impressive.

Do you routinely conceal-and-carry your firearm? Learn how to do so in style.

From the IP-is-despicable department, a guy recently created a special font style to help out dyslexic readers, then promptly gets a copyright cease and desist threat. How low can you go?

Well, if you’re a bureaucrat, you can definitely go further. Such as one of the United States highest ranked copyright bureaucrats who thinks that any new communications technology ought to be vetted by congress first before entering the market.

Mortgage weirdness still ensues years after the crisis. Are renewed problems just beginning? “Dual-tracking” is an odd practice that was supposed to be reduced by these insane bailouts, but is it still being practiced by many banks? Is it a market response, or abuse? Real estate markets overall are still in an odd state; mortgage rates today are still relatively low but banks are still hesitant to lend. Is this a signal that we aren’t out of the woods yet?

And now, for your moment of zen, care of XKCD:

But then the Ghost of Subjunctive Past showed up and told me to stay strong on 'if it were'.

The mouse-over text: “But then the Ghost-of-Subjunctive-Past showed up and told me to stay strong on ‘if it were’.” I strongly identify with this.

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