All Articles by Laurence Vance

War and Peace

Militarism is not heroic

Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, and the U.S. military’s most lethal sniper, was deliberately and fatally shot recently by …

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Book Reviews

What Every Libertarian Needs To Know About Two Books on the Drug War

Review of Mark A. R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Angela Hawken, Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to …

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News

Christian Philosopher Wins Prestigious Rescher Prize

Christian philosopher Alvin C. Plantinga has won the prestigious Rescher Prize for contributions to systematic philosophy. David Theroux of the …

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Book Reviews

Two Important Books for Libertarian Christians

I must recommend two important books for Libertarian Christians. The first is Turn Neither to the Right Nor to the …

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War and Peace

Soldiers in Fantasyland

Disney World in central Florida recently opened a large expansion and renovation of its Fantasyland area. Kids can ride Dumbo …

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Economics

Should Christians Support Gambling Laws?

There is no disputing the fact that gambling can be addictive and financially ruinous. In some cases, compulsive gamblers might …

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Economics

Who should support the disabled?

This article originally was published at the Future of Freedom Foundation on December 26, 2012. Some of the most terrifying …

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Politics

I Question Your Patriotism

I have been called a lot of things since I began writing about ten years ago on the folly of …

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War and Peace

Is War Worth It?

Believe it or not, I like getting e-mails from military veterans. I do admit, though, that this might seem like …

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Theology

Legitimate Murder?

Is killing another human being ever justifiable? Is committing acts of violence ever permissible? Is murder ever legitimate? In an …

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Christian Worldview

The Most Ridiculous Arguments and Criticisms I Have Ever Received

I have been writing about the folly and wickedness of war – and especially Christian support for the same – …

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Politics

My View of Politics

Please remove me from your mailing list, “I’m just totally uninterested in your view of politics,” wrote a former student …

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Theology

Do wars in the Bible justify war today?

From a biblical perspective, the worst thing about Christian apologists for war, the military, and the warfare state is not …

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Economics

The War on Private Property

Do you want to live in an authoritarian society? Do you desire an intrusive government? Do you wish for a …

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Politics

Lies, Damn Lies, and the Republican Party Platform

At a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor held just before the Republican National Convention began, House Speaker John …

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Libertarianism

Constitutional Conservative or Libertarian?

This article originally appeared in the May 2012 edition of The Future of Freedom, a publication of The Future of …

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War and Peace

The Curse of Standing Armies

Review of Joel McDurmon, The Bible & War in America: A Biblical View of an American Obsession and Steps to …

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Libertarianism

The Antiwar Odyssey of Laurence Vance

I have been asked often over the years when and how I came to be such an outspoken critic of …

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Christian Worldview

Abortion, Religion, and the Presidency

Some Republicans have floated the name of Condoleezza Rice to be the running mate of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt …

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism and Abortion

My recent article “Should Libertarians Be Conservatives” elicited a huge response – most of it positive. Some libertarians, however, were …

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Theology

On Blessing the Troops

If you go to church at all you’ve probably heard the prayer requests: “Protect our troops in harm’s way,” “Shield …

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Libertarianism

Romans 13 and Obeying the Government

I said last year in my article on “Romans 13 and National Defense” that I had been asked many times …

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Culture

Is There a Libertarian Position on Same-Sex Marriage?

The subjects of abortion and same-sex marriage are not just points of contention between liberals and conservatives and Democrats and …

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Theology

A Faith-Based Budget for the State?

As expected, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget resolution (H. CON. RES. 112), which he called “The Path to …

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History

No More Entangling Alliances

Would the United States go to war over marine life illegally harvested in the South China Sea? The very thought …

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Culture

Should Libertarians be Conservative?

In a recent article for the online journal Public Discourse, conservative Jay Richards asks the question: “Should Libertarians Be Conservatives?: …

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War and Peace

Another Conservative Christian Warmonger

Finally, the truth comes out. At long last, we now know why Joe Carter is not and can never be …

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Economics

Key Elements to a Successful Federal Budget

Yet another federal budget charade is now in progress. This time for fiscal year 2013, which begins on October 1, …

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Economics

Budgeting Leviathan

The U.S. government is the largest and most powerful government in the history of the world. But that stature comes …

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Economics

Our Marxist Tax Code

Originally published at The New American on April 10, 2012. Tax season is winding down once again, but the progressivity …

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