Tag: violence

History

Reflections on the Gulag Archipelago

Life is filled with suffering, and suffering is magnified and multiplied by the endless stream of malevolence. I am discovering …

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Libertarianism

All States Violate Liberty

Today’s guest post is by Paul LaScola. Consider the proposition that a condition of individual liberty exists if all individuals …

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Politics

Monday Morning Matrix Meme: What is the Government?

Whenever there’s a school shooting, the answer from the political left is always the same: take the guns away from …

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Libertarianism

Do you Believe in Natural Rights or Might-Makes-Right?

The linchpin of liberty, the most critical concept which people seem to have an extraordinarily difficult time understanding, is the …

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Culture

How Blaming “Toxic Masculinity” Perpetuates Violence

Recently, one of my friends on Facebook brought up the question of why there is presently such a heavy emphasis …

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Politics

The Idol of National Security

Exodus 1:8 Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9 And he said to …

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Libertarianism

The John Baeza Files: Detective Blows Whistle on Drug War, Prison System

Before he was Ron Paul and Rand Paul’s head of security, John Baeza was a cop’s cop. Coming from a …

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Appearances

David Gornoski Interviews Jason Jones on Catholic Social Teaching

Friend of the Libertarian Christian Institute David Gornoski recently interviewed Jason Jones — a Catholic activist and human rights worker …

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History

Desiderius Erasmus: The Forgotten Christian Libertarian

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the church door in …

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Politics

Why I’m Triggered by Knee-Jerk Reactions

After a tragic event like the one brought on by a white terrorist in Las Vegas, predicting the ensuing social …

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Libertarianism

Freedom Is the Imitatio Christi

“The truth shall set you free.” — Jesus Christ The truth, as Jesus demonstrated, is not conceptual but perceptual. That is, it …

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History

Twelve False Assumptions Behind Mainstream Politics

1. That the world’s problems can be solved by passing more laws. The more rules there are, the less freedom …

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Appearances

Trump: The Scapegoat Supreme

David Gornoski breaks down the unhinged attempted feeding frenzy by the media and its customers using the lens he has …

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Libertarianism

Liberty Needs Christianity, Not Fascism

I recently saw a video by a libertarian commentator named TJ Brown, also known as That Guy T, on YouTube …

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Politics

The Saud Squad

Holding an anti-terrorism conference in Saudi Arabia is so absurd that it defies comprehension. Everyone who knows most anything about …

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History

America’s Choice: Splitting Our Baby in Half

Human desire is a magnetic force. Whenever a person desires something, the desire takes hold of their whole being. Another …

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Politics

A Christian Black Lives Matter Manifesto

“Without violence, nothing is ever accomplished in history.” – Karl Marx “But I tell you not to violently resist an …

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Media

A Neighbor’s Choice

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference Videos

David Gornoski is your neighbor. Besides regularly contributing to LCI, he also gave a fascinating talk at our Christians For …

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Media

David Gornoski Interviews Ron Paul

Author and friend of LCI, David Gornoski, recently interviewed Ron Paul on the subject of Christian nonviolence. It’s always great …

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Libertarianism

The Exorcism of Collectivism

Exorcising Collectivism out of Personhood (or, The Exorcism of Collectivism) Have you ever found yourself living out an expected role …

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History

Religious Superstition in the Age of Christianity

Religious superstition characterized the Greco-Roman culture of the first-century. Here is but one snapshot of home life: In addition to …

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Libertarianism

Phony Anarchists

Reuters is reporting on supposed ‘anarchist groups’ planning to interfere with Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on January 20th. This falls …

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Politics

The Flag is a Coffin Veil

“Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour. About the ninth hour Jesus …

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History

The Nativity Means the End of Empire

“My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” – Jesus of Nazareth to his imitator Paul …

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Christian Worldview

Drop the Scapegoat! The Pragmatic Case for Christian Nonviolence

Our culture is engaged in a cinematic Mexican standoff, but the weapons we point at each other are real only …

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Culture

The West’s Deadly Speech Pathology

In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God. Go to any …

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Libertarianism

Ron Paul is still the only Christian choice for President

Ron Paul is the only major presidential candidate Christians could hire without sinning against Jesus in my lifetime. What I …

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Politics

Voting as Hiring Ethics

  Just pretend you are the owner of a business in the process of hiring a sales represenative. As you …

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Libertarianism

10 Reasons Why the Future of Liberty Runs Through Rene Girard

Ever reach that long sought after job promotion, dream vacation, new smartphone, sports car, public recognition, or desired weight only …

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Libertarianism

The End of Stoning: Jesus and the Personhood Revolution

A problem people have when thinking about the lasting legacy of Jesus is the tendency to either objectify him as …

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