Category: Libertarianism

Libertarianism

Government and Religious Expression

Anthony asks a series of questions in his submission: I might consider myself a Libertarian, except I just can’t get …

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Libertarianism

Are there any Christian libertarian denominations?

Here is the first installment of Q&A Week, where we are exploring reader questions submitted to the Christian Libertarian FAQ. …

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History

How Nixon Helped Instigate the Libertarian Party

Today marks the 40th anniversary of a speech by President Richard Nixon that influenced the founding of the Libertarian Party. …

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Libertarianism

Great LewRockwell.com posts this week

If you don’t regularly follow LewRockwell.com, then here are some great posts you might want to check out from this …

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Christian Worldview

Reconciling Rand and Jesus

There have been a number of articles lately about the apparent contradictions among small-government supporters who claim Ayn Rand as …

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Christian Worldview

Children’s Rights – A Libertarian Dilemma with a Christian Answer

Note: This is a provocative piece that had a lot of back-and-forth email conversation before publication here. It is an …

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Christian Worldview

Do Christians have the right to defend themselves? (Even from the state?)

This entry is part 18 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and Government …

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Libertarianism

Can starting a revolution be a good thing?

This entry is part 11 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and …

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Libertarianism

Is Rebellion against Rulers Rebellion against God? (Part 2)

This entry is part 10 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and …

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Libertarianism

Is Rebellion against Rulers Rebellion against God? (Part 1)

This entry is part 9 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and …

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History

The Divine Ordination of State Criminals and Legalized Crime (Part 2)

This entry is part 8 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and …

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Libertarianism

The Divine Ordination of State Criminals and Legalized Crime (Part 1)

This entry is part 7 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course essays by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and …

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Economics

Two Concepts of Equality

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. —- The great …

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Economics

The War on Poverty Revisited

By Edmund Opitz, originally published in the February 1986 edition of The Freeman. —- Capitalism, by conquering poverty, creates the …

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Culture

Why Are So Many Protestants Capitalists But Not Libertarians?

Protestant Christians (with the exception of some “emerging church” types) overwhelmingly support free-markets and fiscal prudence on the part of …

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Libertarianism

Against Net Neutrality

December 21, 2010, the FCC voted 3-2 for new measures regulating how content is transferred over the internet. Stephan Kinsella’s …

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Libertarianism

Lessons in Liberty: Christian Libertarianism

Blayne Bennett from Students for Liberty asked me to write a short article describing what it means to be a …

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Libertarianism

Meet Doug Douma

Norman’s Note: Today I’d like to introduce you to the next writer to join the LCC team, Doug Douma! I …

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Libertarianism

Classical Liberalism and Religion

Originally by Edmund Opitz in the November 1985 issue of The Freeman. Classical liberalism created a revolutionary new view of …

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Libertarianism

Libertarians mourn death of David Nolan

The following comes directly from the Libertarian Party. I had the great honor of meeting David in the past year …

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Libertarianism

An Open Letter to American Churches for Peace

To Churches across America, grace and peace to you from our Lord Jesus Christ: Without fail, churches all throughout America …

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Libertarianism

How to Write a Letter to the Editor

Despite the clear fact that printed newspapers are on the decline, opportunities to respond to journalists via letters to the …

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Christian Worldview

What makes a Christian libertarian different?

Scott and Kelly each submitted questions via the new FAQ page that are worth pointing out to everyone. Why not …

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Libertarianism

Who Owns You?

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #21 – and the final article – of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, …

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Libertarianism

Great Libertarian Quotes in Heinlein

Yesterday on LewRockwell.com, Jeff Riggenbach posted a short essay entitled Was Robert A. Heinlein a Libertarian? It reminded me of …

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Libertarianism

Tax Slavery Sucks

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #19 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Stop Statism

This entry is part 18 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Statists are anti-progress. Statists claim their policies are for the common good. For some this claim is just a front to get more power, but for others it is a genuine goal. Nevertheless, even the most well-intentioned statists, who believe that granting government the power to control individual actions will result in a better outcome, violate rights and cause harm.

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Libertarianism

Stop Rent-seeking

This entry is part 17 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #17 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Libertarianism

Is Catholicism anti-Libertarian?

My good friend Daniel Coleman, who is Catholic and a libertarian, had an interesting email exchange with Dr. Tom Woods …

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Libertarianism

Social Slavery

This entry is part 16 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

The current Social Security (aka “socialist insecurity”) system is designed as a pay-as-you-go system, in which current workers’ tax dollars pay for the benefits of retirees. And the system is in serious trouble. With increased life expectancy and a declining birth rate, there are fewer workers to support a greater number of retirees. In 1950, there were 16 workers paying for the benefits of one retiree. Today, there are about three workers per retiree, and by 2025 there will only be two. According to the Social Security Administration itself, if unreformed, Social Security will begin running a deficit by 2017, and by 2060 Social Security and Medicare combined will make up 71 percent of the federal budget.

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