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Libertarianism

Limited Government: The Self-Defeating Nature of Minarchy

In this post I discuss the self-defeating nature of limited government, known as minarchy. I’m going to foreground here my …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Feb 3, 2022: Cancel Culture v Joe Rogan, Canadian Protests, U S Debt 30 Trillion

Joe Rogan fails to be cancelled despite attempts by Neil Young and others to deplatform him from Spotify. Whoopi Goldberg …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Jan 20, 2022: Labor Shortages, Electoral Problems, Election Reform?

Join the Libertarian Christian Roundtable to discuss the latest in your world. In this episode we discuss labor shortages, electoral …

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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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Media

Good News, Bad News Jan 5, 2022: Our Best and Worst of 2021

As we exit the dumpster fire that was 2021, we look hopefully to 2022. Still, it wasn’t all bad, was …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Dec 22, 2021: Merry Christmas! Vaccine Mandates Coming to a City Near You!

Merry Christmas from the Libertarian Christian Institute, where we give you positive greetings in contrast to the Biden Administration’s ominous …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Dec 10, 2021: Will SCOTUS Overturn Roe, and Will Biden Stop Causing Inflation?

Conservatives have been eager to overturn Roe v. Wade for decades, but is this even likely to happen? And what …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Nov 24, 2021: Rittenhouse Acquitted, Supply Chain Woes, Bitcoin in El Salvador

In this episode of the LCI Rountable, we discuss the Rittenhouse verdict and some of the fallout from it. We …

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Economics

Free Market Law

I want to direct your weekend reading to three excellent passages from my good friend Daniel Krawisz. Part 1: Free …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Nov 12, 2021: Rittenhouse Trial, Inflation, & Libertarian Party “Record Shattering”

Join us as we discuss the latest in the news and events of the day and analyze from a libertarian …

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History

Caesar and God in Context

LibertarianChristians.com is pleased to welcome Christopher Bevis in our next guest post, originally published on LewRockwell.com, entitled “Caesar and God …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Oct 30, 2021: Biden Mocks Freedom, A Billionaire Tax, Facebook Goes Meta

Join the Libertarian Christian Roundtable as we discuss our disgust as President Biden mocks those who want freedom, explore the …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Oct 17, 2021: Trillion Dollar coins, Horton defeats Kristol, & Self-ownership

This episode of the Libertarian Christian Roundtable discusses how a trillion dollar coin works, an analysis of the Scott Horton …

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Culture

Rights, Obligations, Favor and Love

John Knowlton is an entrepreneur, pastor, and avid cyclist. He lives in Kalamazoo, MI with his wife and children. Find …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Oct 1, 2021: Inflation and Russel Brand

Join the LCI Roundtable to discuss the most recent news analysis. In this episode we discuss consumer inflation, rent inflation, …

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Media

Good News, Bad News Sept 20, 2021: Financial Woes from China and Meta-News Analysis

The LCI Roundtable discusses the implications of financial problems faced by China, specifically with regard to Evergrande, as well as …

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History

Do you still have a 9-11 Mentality?

My good friend Anthony Gregory has written a spectacular retrospective of 9-11 at the Independent Institute blog. It encapsulates how …

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History

Is America the Last, Best Hope of the World?

The idea that America is the last, best hope of the world is the spirit that animates a great deal of political activity in our country. The “last, best hope” is one of the most enduring rallying cries preached to garner support and enthusiasm for major government initiatives throughout American history. It has become such a widely accepted notion that its veracity and relevance for lawmaking and executive action is simply assumed, even among Christians.

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Politics

Sacraments of the State

All States have a vested interest in clothing themselves in a religious veneer or a “civil religion,” but this does …

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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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History

ISIS, the Crusades, and Religious Violence

With the savage violence being reported daily from the Middle East, and with news of the recent Christian martyrs in Libya, what to do and how to respond has been a hotly debated topic. In most conversations, the only points of debate are how much military power needs to be exerted and how swiftly these powers should act. While this is expected of mainstream political players which are essentially characterized by their use of force, such attitudes are becoming increasingly more common in Christian circles.

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Media

Good News Bad News August 18, 2021: Afghanistan

Join the libertarian Christian roundtable discuss the tragic conclusion of the war in Afghanistan, including a discussion on why Ron …

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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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Politics

How to End War – With the Olympics

What is the Olympic Truce? What is the history of the Olympic Games? Explore international politics and war in context with the Olympics.

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Christian Worldview

Should Christians Call on the State to End Gun Violence?

This is a guest post by Kollin Fields. Kollin is an Adjunct Professor of History, and a Ph.D. candidate in …

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Christian Worldview

When Christians Love Political Power More Than People

… the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of …

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News

Israel and Palestine – Economic and Christian Reflections

This guest post was written by Dawson Kiser. Dawson is a writer from Chicago Illinois. He recently graduated from Grove …

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Culture

The Rot At The Core Of American Politics

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.” —Thomas Jefferson …

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Economics

Human Nature and the Free Society

By Edmund Opitz. —- Is there anything in the basic makeup of the men and women we know, or those …

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Politics

Equal But Not the Same

By Edmund Opitz. —- The real American revolution of two hundred years ago took place in the minds of people; …

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