Tag: coercion

Libertarianism

Libertarianism 2: Understanding the Non-Aggression Principle

For this week’s blog post I’m going to offer up a working definition of a key term that is critical …

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Libertarianism

On Fluffy Animals, Armed Bandits, and the Inner Logic of Libertarianism

What is libertarianism? In his book Anarchy, State, and Utopia, Robert Nozick famously defines libertarianism as a social philosophy committed to …

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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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Libertarianism

The Libertarian Aquinas

Jonathan McIntosh (Ph.D., University of Dallas) is a Fellow of Humanities at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, where …

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Christian Worldview

If God Doesn’t Use Force to Impose His Will, How Can We?

If God doesn’t use force and violence to bend us to his will, why do we insist on using force …

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Bible pro-coercion love
Libertarianism

Is the Bible Pro-Coercion?

Bible Verses About God’s Love for Man The Richmond Observer recently published an article I wrote arguing that the Bible …

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Politics

Slavery to the State

This entry is part 27 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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Christian Worldview

Christianity & Freedom: Is there a dichotomy between law and love?

After reading an article I wrote (Palm Sunday and Politics), a friend of mine told me he thought I espoused …

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Economics

Teensploitation

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Far from being environments conducive to learning, schools across the world coerce students to conform to the whims of politicians and bureaucrats. Billed as bastions of free expression, intellectual honesty and rigor, administrators have turned schools into prisons for the mind, where one-size- fits-all policies are forced upon youth and where independent thoughts are discarded. It’s a world in which the government will tell a student what they can and can’t think, wear, say, or do. It’s a world that crushes the individual for the benefit of those in power — a practice we’ve dubbed “Teensploitation.”

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Theology

Theological Traditions

Many people do not like the word “tradition.” It holds connotations of oldness or stinginess, and in our modern way …

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News

What is the point of private property if you cannot use it?

An interesting example of confusion about private property came up this past week. I formerly lived in St. Louis, and …

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Politics

Politics Hurt

This entry is part 13 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

When confronted with a problem most people today turn to the government—but in reality, it’s often the government that created the problem and its continued involvement only exacerbates the problem. Politics distorts free market signals, quashes rights, and, quite bluntly, kills individuals.

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