If only intellectual libertarians understood the potential impact of people looking to get out of poverty and/or debt, they could sell their ideas a bit better. It's one thing to give an academic argument against welfarism, debt, and high time preferences, but it's quite another to be the standard-bearers of entrepreneurialism and finances, and to... Continue Reading →
I just want to share a brief thought on the guilt-tripping and sanctimonious condemnation coming from some of my friends and fellow brothers in the faith. So pardon the brevity and boilerplate prose. This needs to be said, and it needs to be said now. Some of you need to chill out with using your... Continue Reading →
Casting Pearls Before Swine I don’t want to make a habit out of answering silly invectives put forth by wayward sophists posing as “libertarian activists,” but it has come to my attention that some criticisms need to be laid to rest, so to speak. In other words, the so-called “infighting” of the Libertarian Party isn’t... Continue Reading →
The following only looks to define a term in light of a Christian worldview, and is therefore only cursory. The implications are not fully discussed here, but may be in subsequent posts on matters related to this subject.
A couple of days ago I made the point on my Facebook that “Christ over politics” is an unhelpful platitude. I was saying this with respect to what I believe to be a proper definition of “politics.” As it is colloquially defined, the term is somewhat broad and ambiguous. It involves government propaganda, mere opinions about how best to govern, and the fantasy of “positive rights” — which is nothing more than unjust legal rationalizations for the use of violence to compel a person to do something against his or her will in providing a product or service to another individual.
When you Bing “politics,” you get the following:
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Tim Wu is missing the mark on "net neutrality." In a recent article published by the New York Times entitled, “Tim Wu: Why the Courts Will Have to Save Net Neutrality,” author, Tim Wu utterly fails at consistently defending informational freedom. In criticizing the Trump administration’s recent decision to upend “Net Neutrality,” which is part... Continue Reading →
Recently I was privileged to read yet another attempt at proving that taxation is not theft, this time from a recent ThD recipient who’s a friend of mine. His entire argument rests upon the fact that since Romans 13:6 says specifically for Christians to pay their taxes that taxation is not theft. It’s a leap... Continue Reading →
Testimony before the House & Senate Committees on the Proposed Department of Education (1926) J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937) This testimony was originally published at reformed.org, but due to their webpage issues, the testimony has been posted here. The following is a transcript of the proceedings of the Senate Committee on Education and Labor, and the... Continue Reading →