The Boetie Option: The Peaceful Underthrow Of The State A discussion of Murray Rothbard‘s Introduction to Etienne de la Boetie’s “The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude”. The connection of La Boetie’s essay to the French Reformed is explained. Also highlighted is the main idea of the Discourse, that state tyranny relies
Can Libertarians Be Conservatives? A discussion of the article “Can Conservatives Be Libertarians?” by Gerard Casey. Several mischaracterizations of libertarianism are answered. How Reformed libertarians value tradition and liberty in contrast with progressive liberalism is clarified, with reference to an essay by Friedrich Hayek. Also mentioned is the relation between
Why Is The Right Of Resistance Important? A summary of the doctrine of the Right of Political Resistance, with four reasons for its importance. Plus, a little about the life of John Chrysostom and his early church contribution to this important doctrine. We invite your comments at reformedlibertarians.com/006 00:00 start
Does Sin Make Civil Government Necessary? A discussion of the main points of Kerry Baldwin’s article on human sinfulness and the question of the state’s necessity for civil governance. The fact that people are sinners and there will always be crime is shown to be not a reason that states
How Should Christians View Culture and What Are Some Mistaken Views? Discussion of the first subsection of the Reformed Libertarianism statement about culture. Also discussed are the significance of the fall into sin, common curse, redemption, and eschatology in relation to culture; as well as subjective sanctification of Christians’ cultural activity, contrast of neocalvinist with scholastic and biblicist (or theonomic) views, and transformationalism.
What Makes Civil Government Legitimate? A discussion of the main points of Kerry Baldwin’s article on law and order and the question of the legitimacy of civil governance. John Locke’s three requirements for legitimate civil governance are shown to be not reasons for a limited state, but rather reasons for
What Does Romans 13 Say About Civil Government? A discussion of the main points of Gregory Baus’ article on the historical, confessionally Reformed view of Romans 13 and a Reformed view of stateless civil governance. Also there’s elaboration on lex talionis and the non-aggression principle, the Old Testament (Mosaic Covenant) theocracy, and establishmentarianism.
The Reformed Libertarians Podcast Introduction Show Notes Welcome to the first, Reformed Libertarians Podcast episode! This is an introduction to what Reformed means, and what libertarian means with its connection to Reformed. The hosts introduce themselves, and say a word about who the podcast is for. Main Points of Discussion