On this episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast, we dive into yet another contentious topic. Libertarians (particularly of the anarchist variety) are very much divided on the issue of whether or not it is ethically acceptable to vote in government elections, while the resounding consensus amongst Christians seems to be that voting is at least a civic right, if not a divine command. But how much of this thinking actually comes from American culture rather than Christian theology? Should libertarian Christians see voting as an act of defense or Christian social responsibility, or is it perhaps the unacceptable endorsement of a statist system? Join us on this episode of the Libertarian Christian Podcast as we discuss. Afterwards, you can e-mail us your vote on whether you loved or hated this episode; you can then decide for yourself if you think your vote counts.
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- Laurence Vance, “My View of Politics”
- Doug Douma, “Christian Views on Voting: Why Vote at All?”
- David Gorniski, ”Voting as Hiring Ethics”
- “Electing Not to Vote” by Edited by Ted Lewis
- “The Politics of Obedience” by Etienne de la Boetie
- FEE.org: If you want to persuade people, stop “winning” arguments
- Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds