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All Articles by Laurence Vance

Book Reviews

When Christians Sold Out to the State En Masse

Review of Gordon L. Heath, ed., American Churches and the First World War (Pickwick Publications, 2016), x + 213 pgs., …

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War and Peace

Why They Died in Vain

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, I have unequivocally maintained several things about the deaths of U.S. troops. …

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Libertarianism

Libertarian Answers to Conservative and Liberal Questions

Echoing George Wallace, it has been said many times that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between liberals …

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Libertarianism

Should discrimination laws even exist?

Lawmakers in the House and Senate in my state of Florida have proposed two bills (HB 717 & SB 774) …

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Politics

Why They Hate Us

Editor’s Note: This is an older article but particularly relevant today as the U.S. military exits Afghanistan. Please pray for …

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Christian Worldview

Can Christians Serve Two Masters?

“No man can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:24). The fine print at the bottom of the website where I signed …

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Christian Worldview

Should Christians Just Shut Up When the Government Speaks?

I am not on Twitter for the same reason I am not on Facebook: I have too little free time …

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Libertarianism

Conservatives Believe in Federalism, Except When They Don’t

When the Constitution was adopted by the states in 1789, a federal system of government was established. Federalism is the …

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Libertarianism

Is Libertarianism a Mental Illness?

Is it libertarians who are insane for believing in drug freedom or is it drug warriors who have a mental illness?

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Libertarianism

The Real Reason Why Roe v. Wade Should Be Reconsidered

Today, January 22, is National Sanctity of Human Life Day. The first such day was proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan …

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Economics

The Libertarian Difference

How different are libertarians from liberals and conservatives? Quite different.

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Libertarianism

Trump, Tariffs, the Constitution, and the Congress

Donald Trump’s ignorance and incoherence on trade were on full display during his presidential campaign, but it was not until …

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Culture

The Way the Market Ought to Work

While in downtown Denver recently, I needed to take a cab from the convention center to Union Station in order …

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Politics

Is Google Better than the U.S. Military?

“Google should be ashamed,” says Marc Thiessen, the former chief speechwriter for George WMD Bush who is a “is a …

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Economics

Trade Myths Die Hard

I received several comments and questions regarding trade after the publication of my recent article, “Stupid Countries Restrict Trade.” Here …

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Libertarianism

A Libertarian Primer on the Issues

This article originally appeared on LewRockwell.com in November, 2016.  Although the Libertarian Party has virtually no chance of winning any …

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Culture

Why Not Execute Alcohol and Tobacco Dealers?

Although about thirty countries have the death penalty for drug trafficking, only in China, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, …

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Libertarianism

And You Thought You Lived in a Free Society

Because they can vote for Tweedledum or Tweedledee, the red team or the blue team, or the welfare statist or …

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Libertarianism

Marxist Republicans

May 5 was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. Although Republicans have universally used the occasion to …

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Libertarianism

Does Drug Testing Violate Libertarian Principles?

The libertarian position on the drug war is simple, radical, and consistent. As I said in my lecture on “Christianity, …

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Libertarianism

Republicans Still Don’t Get It on Gun Control

As night follows day, so cries for more gun control follow another deadly shooting. But once again, it is not …

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Economics

Free Trade or Protectionism?

Little did I know as I was planning, designing, and typesetting my new little book Free Trade or Protectionism? that …

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Libertarianism

Think You Live in a Free Society?

Introduction to Laurence M. Vance, The Free Society (Vance Publications, 2018), xii + 468 pgs., paperback, $19.95. Most Americans think …

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Economics

The Free Market at Work

In 2013, in response to the increasing “open carry” debate, Howard Schultz, the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of …

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Libertarianism

Can the Federal Government Ban Anything?

Even though it is true that the government currently bans all kinds of things, I am asking a serious question. …

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