Kerry Baldwin is an independent researcher and writer with a B.A. in Philosophy from Arizona State University. Her website is MereLiberty.com and is developing two podcasts: Dare to Think and Flashes of Liberty (coming soon). Her writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson; challenging readers to rethink prevailing paradigms in politics, theology, and culture. She is a confessionally Reformed Christian and member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, whose most influential founder was J. Gresham Machen, an outspoken libertarian and defender of Christian orthodoxy.
Kerry became a libertarian like so many others have in recent years through exposure to the ideas of Ron Paul and a re-acquaintance with the US Constitution. In late 2016, she was introduced to the works of Roderick T. Long, Gary Chartier, and Gerard Casey (among others), and became convinced of anarchism. Kerry holds libertarian anarchism to be properly grounded in Reformed Christian convictions, and finds an alternative to patriarchialism, feminism, egalitarianism, and complementarianism in a Reformed perspective.
Kerry is a single, homeschooling mother of three. She is the librarian for her congregation. She enjoys outdoor activities in the Jemez mountains near her home, and stereotypically introverted hobbies such as puzzles and brain teasers, reading, and learning more about herbal and nutritional medicine. She enjoys studying Reformational Philosophy by way of Roy Clouser, and appreciates the theology of Meredith Kline, Lee Irons, and Aimee Byrd.
Favorite figures of the liberty movement
(Aside from some of the usual: Mises, Rothbard, and Ron Paul…) Roderick T. Long, Timothy Terrell, Lawrence Reed, Frederic Bastiat, and Rose Wilder Lane.
- Anarchy and Legal Order, by Gary Chartier
- Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature, by Murray Rothbard
- Letters from the Front, by J. Gresham Machen
- Institutes of the Christian Religion, by John Calvin
- The Myth of Religious Neutrality, by Roy Clouser
- The Structure of Biblical Authority, by Meredith Kline
- No Little Women, by Aimee Byrd
- Wonder Woman (2017)
- The Imitation Game
- Ender’s Game
- Michael Collins
- The Quiet Man
Before philosophy, I studied spontaneous order in the microscopic world as a certified Medical Lab Technician.
Among Christian libertarians, as with other libertarians, there are differing views concerning the legitimacy, necessity, and inevitability of the state. For…