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Libertarianism

Libertarianism

Do you own your body?

If there is one thing that the smelliest, most down-and-out, most destitute, most forsaken homeless guy who sleeps under a …

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Libertarianism

Christianity, Libertarianism, and the Drug War

This talk was given on August 8, 2015 as a keynote address at the Christians for Liberty Conference in Austin, …

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Libertarianism

Things that Make for Peace: Gospel Against Empire

This post is a modified form of the talk I gave at Christians for Liberty 2015. The purpose of the …

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Economics

Why Do Libertarians Pay Taxes?

It never fails. Every time I write anything about taxes I get long, rambling e-mails from tax trolls who scour …

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Culture

Who denigrates marriage? Maybe you and I do.

Conservative, evangelical, and fundamentalist Christians are not going to like what I am going to say. And neither are most …

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Culture

The Separation of Marriage and State

This guest post is by Jeremy Mack of The Evangelical Libertarian. Though I do not necessarily agree with everything in …

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Libertarianism

Michael Hardin Gets it Right… on Power

One of the greatest attributes of libertarianism is its focus on the notions of power and control, especially in the …

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism and the Power of the Gospel

Christians throughout the centuries have always communicated the good news of the Kingdom of God in the vernacular of their …

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Libertarianism

Are you really for liberty? The Drug War Litmus Test.

Conservative Republicans are sometimes said by the media to be “libertarian” or “libertarian-leaning.” This is especially true if they say …

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Libertarianism

Progressives, Libertarians, and God’s Economy

When progressives emphasize social justice by using collectivist phrases like “common good” and “caring for our neighbor,” the typical reaction …

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Culture

The Christian Case for Drug Law Reform

You do not have to smoke marijuana, inject heroin, or understand The Wire to realize that the War on Drugs …

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Culture

I used to think I was a social conservative…

I received an excellent question today from a new reader whom we will call D., and I thought it was …

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Christian Worldview

Notes on Liberty and Christian Faith

During a breakout session at the 2015 International Students for Liberty Conference, I was part of a panel with Norman …

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Libertarianism

Should Christians rethink capital punishment?

Especially for death penalty proponents, Romans 13:4 has come to occupy a central role in debates on capital punishment. There Paul writes: “[I]f you do what is wrong, you should be afraid for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer.” Notably, Southern Baptists cite Romans 13:4 in their church’s official statement supporting capital punishment.

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Economics

The Libertarian Analysis of Obama’s Tax Proposals

For those of you who did not watch President Obama’s State of the Union address, you can read a transcript …

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Economics

Hack Back Against the State

The past 100 years of mostly free markets have witnessed unprecedented advances that allow millions to enjoy life in ways …

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Libertarianism

Victory, Defeat, and Learning About Liberty

“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of …

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Libertarianism

The Death Penalty Red Herring

During debate, red herring statements are designed to distract hearers from better made arguments. Although irrelevant, red herrings appear so …

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Libertarianism

25 Reasons I Could Never Be Elected

Today, being the Tuesday after the first Monday in November, is election day. Aside from the fact that I don’t …

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Libertarianism

What’s in a name? A question of LCC’s labeling.

LCC reader Will asks via email: Is there a difference between Christian Libertarians and Libertarian Christians? I am more inclined …

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Libertarianism

Crypto-Anarchy and Libertarian Entrepreneurship

One of my great friends is Daniel Krawisz, who I first met at the University of Texas with Libertarian Longhorns. …

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Culture

Legalize Heroin–It’s the Christian thing to do

There, I said it: legalize heroin. For those in a state of shock, let me say it again: legalize heroin. And for those conservative Christians who want to use the power of the state to stamp out sin and vice, let me say it again: legalize heroin.

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Events

Stuck in the Middle

Talking to Christians about libertarianism can be challenging at times. Doug Stuart says we often feel “stuck in the middle” between liberal and conservative Christians. In this presentation, Doug discusses conversational strategies Christian libertarians can employ to reach out to Christian conservatives and liberals.

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Christian Worldview

American Idol: How the State Attempts to Replace God

The Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference has come and gone, but now we get to post the videos from the …

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Economics

Reading Suggestions for a Progressive Friend

I tend to find myself in the minority among friends with the viewpoints I hold as a libertarian and a …

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