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Libertarianism

Abortion Agorism: How a Post-Roe Black Market for Abortion Will Hide in Plain Sight

I’ve been warning prolifers that abortion would find a home on the black market. This is based on an elementary …

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Christianity Doesn't Need the State to Promote Morality
Libertarianism

Christianity Doesn’t Need the State to Promote Morality

Many Americans, who profess to be Christians, look to the state for the answer to life’s problems. This instead of …

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Christian Worldview

David Theroux, In Memoriam

Today we honor the life and legacy of our dear friend David Theroux, who left this mortal coil to be …

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Libertarianism

Failures in Public Health During the Pandemic, with Dr. Mary Ruwart

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

We recorded an episode on our podcast with Dr. Mary Ruwart. In this episode, we discuss how she found libertarianism …

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Libertarianism

What Evidence Demonstrates that Lockdowns didn’t Help Stop the Pandemic?

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

On the one hand, just look around us. Whether locked down or “freed up”, we didn’t see a significant reduction …

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Libertarianism

Was information About Hydroxychloroquine Suppressed in 2020? Is the same thing happening with Ivermectin?

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

In the first six months of the pandemic, research from China (among other labs) indicated with in vitro studies that …

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Libertarianism

Shouldn’t the state do whatever it takes to combat a pandemic?

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

Another way to ask this question is, “Why shouldn’t the government get special power to fight infectious disease?” There are …

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Libertarianism

Should Libertarians Support Mask Mandates?

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

In short, not from the state. Masks are a tricky topic. Unlike lockdowns (which are clearly monstrous), there is a …

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Libertarianism

Should Libertarians Support Lockdown Policies?

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

Absolutely not. Lockdowns don’t work. While you might be forced to comply and make the best of it, we ought …

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Libertarianism

In the absence of even a minimal state, how could the spread of infectious disease be prevented?

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

In the previous post, we explained the role of markets in working out public health solutions, but we can take …

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Libertarianism

Does a minimal government have a role in infectious disease prevention? How do free markets play a role?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

Some minarchist libertarians have argued that a minimal government could have a public health role to play. They suggest that …

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Libertarianism

On Vaccine Mandates

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series The Pandemic Bites

By Dr. Norman Horn and Dick Clark In July 2021, U.S. President Biden announced a new policy of mandatory COVID …

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Joni Mitchell's Best Songs Teach About Socialism
Libertarianism

Fantasy Inland: What Joni Mitchell’s Best Songs Teach About Socialism

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” – Joni Mitchell. Everyone …

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Libertarianism

John Locke is not a Libertarian, Minarchism Revisited

When I first began writing about libertarianism back in 2018, my previous comments about minarchism elicited some comments from some …

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Libertarianism

Living Free: Living with Integrity

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,     but an accurate weight is his delight. When pride comes, then …

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Libertarianism

Limited Government: The Self-Defeating Nature of Minarchy

This is a guest post by Dr. Vic McCracken, who is a Professor of Ethics and Theology at Abilene Christian …

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Libertarianism

Constitutional Restraints on Power

American political institutions presuppose certain convictions about human nature, the worth and prerogatives of persons, the meaning of life, the distinction between right and wrong, and the destiny of the individual. The Colonists came to their understanding of these matters as heirs of the intellectual and religious heritage of Christendom—the culture whose shaping forces ‘sprang from ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome.

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Libertarianism

Swords into Plowshares: What WWI and Nagasaki Should Remind Us About Christmas

This guest post by Cody Cook. Cody Cook is a theology graduate student and the author of several books, including …

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism 2: Understanding the Non-Aggression Principle

This is a guest post by Dr. Vic McCracken, who is a Professor of Ethics and Theology at Abilene Christian …

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Christian Worldview

Of Pilgrims and Communism

As people in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we rightly express gratitude for the divine providence that sustains …

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Libertarianism

Romans 13: A Reformed View of Stateless Civil Governance

The Reformed theological tradition historically holds to an interpretation of Romans 13 that, in its basic outline, is compatible with …

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Libertarianism

On Fluffy Animals, Armed Bandits, and the Inner Logic of Libertarianism

This is a guest post by Dr. Vic McCracken, who is a Professor of Ethics and Theology at Abilene Christian …

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Culture

The Halo Effect: Why People Trust the State

This is a guest post by Caleb Furlough. He received his PhD from North Carolina State University in Human Factors …

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Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate
Libertarianism

Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate

Americans haven’t changed much in their approach to abortion over the past fifty years. Since Roe v Wade, conventional arguments …

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Libertarianism

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 as an Ancient Limitation on Political Authority

Deuteronomy is a puzzling book. It’s a marvelous ‘farewell sermon’ by Moses before Joshua takes up command, but the literary …

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