Category: Politics

Culture

Decriminalization, Legalization, or Freedom?

In between drug prohibition and drug freedom are two concepts that are often confused. Drug prohibition is the criminalization of …

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Politics

All Taxation is Theft

When it comes to governments the world over, bad economic policies usually beget more bad economic policies. That is especially …

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Politics

Is God Against Drones?

He is not, according to former CIA analyst and current Christian axis of evil candidate Mark D. Tooley, as long …

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Politics

Screwtape Proposes a Toast

If you have never read The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (author of The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity, …

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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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Politics

Guns? Let’s Talk about Logs! (or, Luke 6:42 for President Obama)

I usually avoid making comments about tragic events, mostly because there are many astute authors who produce more profound thoughts …

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Politics

Ron Paul bids farewell to Congress

Today, Ron Paul gave his farewell address to the U.S. House of Representatives. Here is the text of his speech. …

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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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Politics

News of the Week, November 5th, 2012 Edition: Elect a Super-Villain to be President?

Recapping the interesting and significant news, articles, and media of the past few weeks… One of my favorite guys at …

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Libertarianism

The Quiet Revolution

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This essay was …

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Politics

The Logic of the Conservative Electorate

I had an interesting conversation with a hard-core “conservative” Christian a few days ago on Facebook, and I thought I …

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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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Politics

Why Government Fails – Public Choice for Everyone

There are innumerable arguments about the legitimacy and morality of government and its proper scope, all of which are worth …

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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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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

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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Libertarianism

Winner Take All

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article originally …

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Politics

Politics, Left and Right

Tim Suttle, author of An Evangelical Social Gospel? (which I reviewed here) recently posted an article in the Huffington Post …

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Christian Worldview

Socialism is not Christian

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article originally …

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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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Politics

The Year of the Bible in Pennsylvania

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania House passed a resolution by a vote of 193-0 declaring 2012 the Year of the …

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Politics

Time for a Drink

While eating in a restaurant in the Atlanta airport recently, I noticed that the restaurant’s bar was closed and — …

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Politics

Some Caliphate

At its height under Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) – the closest thing to a global, Islamic caliphate …

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Politics

The Law is Written on Our Hearts

Cross-posted at the Values & Capitalism Project A great many people believe that changing the law is the solution to …

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Libertarianism

Ron Paul is NOT Obama

In 2007 Barack Obama promised us Hope and Change. Change hardly came and hope is long gone. Even his most …

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Politics

Is Ron Paul an Isolationist?

The word isolationist is a pejorative term used to ridicule advocates of U.S. nonintervention in foreign affairs, intimidate their supporters, …

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Politics

Weighing Political Planks and the Obama Dilemma

I have heard it said numerous times in the past month alone, by Christians nonetheless, that the important thing about …

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Economics

Statist Baggage on the Airlines

First it was the TSA; now it’s the airlines. In addition to getting their bodies squeezed by the TSA, airline …

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