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Christianity and Libertarians, the Republic, and the Consent of the Governed

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed Declaration of Independence


The last few months I’ve seen some strident statements of opposition against libertarians by conservatives.  I’m on several … continue reading...

Madness! Pick up a rock and go to Jail

From Worldnetdaily.com

Just when you think it can’t get any more ridiculous.  Just when you think that legislators can’t get any dumber or more stupid or more wicked.   Just when you think that you’ve seen the worst:  the government surprises you.

Pending legislation described as:

A land management bill that swept through the U.S. Senate last month and is headed for a House vote this week punishes rock collectors and paleontologists with arrest and expropriation of their cars and other equipment for even unknowingly disturbing fossils on public land, say critics.

In the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009,

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Is more government the solution to government made problems?

I expect any honest person investigating the current economic mess will already know that the current crisis is due to government entangling with the mortgage industry.  I expect that any objective onlooker won’t try to pin this on President Bush.  Not solely, anyway.   My feeling as I watch what is going on is basically this:  “I told you so.”

Whatever power the government has to help you is proportionately available to hurt you.  The hope that with the right people at the helm hurt can be avoided is naive at best:  implemented at the national level, it is dangerous.  As … continue reading...

Obama Rallies in My Area: Wall Street and Main Street Greed

I apologize to readers normally arriving for the religious and philosophical content, but since Obama actually just spoke in my area I felt compelled to speak.  (Also, I don’t see a real division between religion, philosophy, and politics… political views are just the manifestation of one’s world view).  Since I watched it live on television I don’t have a link to a transcript, although I don’t think it will be necessary.

Obama did his typically slam in regards to the current economic crisis saying that we got into this mess because of ‘Wall Street Greed’ and that he would not … continue reading...

The Economy and the Christian- reflections on a limited government and the Church and abortion

I haven’t posted much on the current economic crisis.  A friend asked me what I thought.  I told him that I was unconcerned about the ‘cost’ to the taxpayers since the truth is that the government will just be printing the money anyway… the dirty little secret is that the government hasn’t needed taxpayer dollars beneath its spending for who knows how long.  The real issue here is confidence… in the market and in government.

The idea that the government will be able to solve a problem which it in fact created seems to me to be absurd on its … continue reading...