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Libertarianism

Individualism vs Collectivism: A Libertarian Dilemma

“Dear Christian, we are neither individualist nor collectivist. This is a false choice. We are individuals living in community. You …

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More Christians Need to be Libertarian
Announcements

Why More Christians Need to be Libertarian and How to Convince Them

The Libertarian Christian Institute is proud to announce that we’ll be an exhibitor at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, NV, from …

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History

Religious Roots of Liberty

This article by Rev. Edmund Opitz (who wrote The Libertarian Theology of Freedom) is reprinted from the Mises Daily Article …

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Economics

Free Market Law

I want to direct your weekend reading to three excellent passages from my good friend Daniel Krawisz. Part 1: Free …

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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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History

Protection, Defense, Retaliation, and Self-Ownership

This is a guest post written by Todd Lewis, who graduated from Malone University with a degree in history and …

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Culture

Justice, Power, and Boundaries

“Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor …

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Theology

The Proper Origin of Rights

Libertarianism is founded on the belief that individuals have universal rights – specifically rights to life, liberty, and the possession of property. Despite fairly widespread recognition of these rights, their universal defense (that is, an explanation of why these rights apply at all times and in all places) can often be difficult to articulate. Three predominant sub-groups within libertarianism attempt such a defense, each with a unique approach.

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Libertarianism

Women’s Rights? A Libertarian Evaluation

Women’s rights movements have centered on the fact that in some societies women have been perceived as property or a …

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Appearances

Full Body Scanners are a Full Body Menace

Last week, I had the opportunity to be on the InfoWars Nightly News to talk about the TSA’s full body …

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Book Reviews

“It is Dangerous to be Right when the Government is Wrong” Book Review

Review of Andrew Napolitano, It is Dangerous to be Right When the Government is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom …

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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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History

The Second Amendment and Built-in Revolution

This entry is part 30 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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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

Children’s Rights – A Libertarian Dilemma with a Christian Answer

Note: This is a provocative piece that had a lot of back-and-forth email conversation before publication here. It is an …

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Economics

What “rights” do Christians have?

This entry is part 23 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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Theology

Natural Rights – How do they work?

This entry is part 22 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

Do Christians have the right to defend themselves? (Even from the state?)

This entry is part 18 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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Culture

Bad Arguments Against Immigration

This was originally posted on the Shotgun Blog —- The Economic Argument Arguments against immigration on economic grounds basically boil …

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Theology

Battle for the Mind

By Edmund Opitz, originally published in the April 1984 edition of The Freeman. —- The term Weltanschauung is nothing more …

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Christian Worldview

What makes a Christian libertarian different?

Scott and Kelly each submitted questions via the new FAQ page that are worth pointing out to everyone. Why not …

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Libertarianism

Who Owns You?

This entry is part 21 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

This article is #21 – and the final article – of a weekly series highlighting the former memes of Bureaucrash, …

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Economics

Freedom: My Anti-Gov

This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Freedom subsumes individual liberty and personal responsibility. If individuals are free to act and also held responsible to bear the consequences for their actions, good outcomes will be reinforce correct behavior and bad outcomes will provide a learning experience. When government gets in the way of this feedback loop, it prevents the development of virtue and merely subjects the individual to the will of the State.

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Libertarianism

Don’t Tread on Me

This entry is part 3 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

The message “Don’t Tread” communicates in two words what the entire political philosophy of classical liberalism is about: desiring to be free from oppression from whatever quarter. In other words, “don’t mess with me.” This message is used by those advocating a less-invasive state, because governments — through taxation, legislation, regulation, surveillance, etc. — are the main aggressors upon individual rights.

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History

Defending Freedom and the Free Society

By Edmund Opitz. Countless generations of men have lived in unfree societies, but many men dreamed of freedom and hoped …

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Economics

Freedom and Majority Rule

By Edmund Opitz Lord Northcliffe, the publisher of the London Times, came to this country a few years after World …

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Economics

Intellectual Property and Libertarianism

Stephan Kinsella’s presentation at Mises University this past July is an excellent introduction to intellectual property, and to rights theory …

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President's Blog

Thoughts on Homeschooling

Recently, Sweden has made a lot of noise about banning homeschooling. It isn’t set in stone yet, and in fact …

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