Tag: civil liberties

News

Weekend Insights – Build Back Later?

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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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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War and Peace

Getting to the Root of ISIS and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Response to Russell Moore’s “Why Christians Must Speak Out Against Donald Trump’s Muslim Remarks”. The least courageous act in …

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Christian Worldview

What is the Christian Libertarian position on recreational drug use?

Flip_syde87 asks on the Christian Libertarian FAQ: What is the Christian libertarian position on recreational drug use? Is it possible …

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History

Is there still a Bill of Rights?

Today is the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights being passed. Cato-at-Liberty surveys the current state of these safeguards, …

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News

The “Extensive Failure” of Full Body Scanners and the Politics Behind It

I posted this article at another website that I help manage, StopAustinScanners.org. The recent meeting of the Austin Airport Advisory …

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Politics

The Christian’s Political Objective

This entry is part 43 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

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

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Christian Worldview

The Christian and Political Activism

This entry is part 42 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

The Texas TSA Bill Story – What Really Happened

I had the honor of giving the keynote address at the Third Anniversary Party for Texans for Accountable Government. They …

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News

Should I be thanking God that Bin Laden is dead?

After a brutal week of nature-induced devastation in the deep South and continuation of military-induced devastation in Libya, America began …

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News

Action Alert: Support measures to criminalize TSA abuses TODAY

I do not normally post stuff this intensely “legislative” on LCC, but today is an exception.  StopAustinScanners.org calls to action …

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Culture

Gay Rights, Marriage, and Government Intervention

I recently received an email from David Lampo, Publications Director of the Cato Institute, regarding a Christian libertarian’s viewpoint on …

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News

Jon Stewart Crushes Obama on Civil Liberties

This clip speaks for itself. Oh wait, I get it. He’s a Democrat stealing the thunder of Republican big-government programs. …

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Politics

I Am Not a Number

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

When you were born, your parents or guardians gave you a name. At the same time (assuming you were born in a hospital), the government assigned you a number. Government actors view individuals as just that: faceless numbers.

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Politics

Homeland Tyranny

This entry is part 10 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #10 of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, an organization once headed by my …

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Culture

Down With Censorship!*

This entry is part 8 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

First, let’s get clear on what kind of censorship we oppose. We oppose any censorship by government, because only the government has the “authority” to legally use force against you for expressing your ideas. Your neighbor might kick you off his property if you say something he dislikes, or a privately owned newspaper can refuse to publish your letter to the editor, but neither should legally use force against you to shut you up.

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News

Obama’s New Theocracy

David Theroux has two excellent blog posts at The Beacon that I want to commend to you. In the first, …

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Economics

Fear is the New Hope

They hoped for change, but fear is the new hope. “A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis …

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