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3 Reasons Gary Johnson is right on religious rights And where he gets it wrong

In a libertarian debate with John Stossel, Johnson said that “religious rights” are a “black hole” and that a Jew should have to bake a cake for a Nazi wedding. You can see his full statements here: So what gives? I thought libertarians were all about freedom to do what they wanted and associate with whomever they choose. These statements by Johnson have created a backlash in the libertarian community which upholds the basic rights of the first amendment as almost sacred. Why? Because without 1st amendment protections we cannot call the government to account when it gets out...

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The Syrian Refugees and ISIS; Whom Shall We Fear? Does Paris change how we should respond?

I’ve heard many reasons and justifications for using the might of the United States military against ISIS. They are a stronger, more lethal jihadist group than any other other we’ve faced. Russia and France are already engaged in this fight, and with the United States, we should be able to crush them once and for all. ISIS hates us; they hate anyone and everyone who does not believe the morbid, horrific, and downright evil things they do. Their hatred seems unrivaled to any other today, and they are undeterred by our suffering. Indeed, they are undeterred by the suffering...

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Saving the Syrian Refugees Won’t Hurt the Economy Doing the right thing won't cost us in the long-run

Written by Matthew La Corte Research Associate at the Niskanen Center This article was first published at the Foundation for Economic Education.  Saving the Syrian Refugees Won’t Hurt the Economy As the US plans to resettle 10,000 Syrians next year, many are eyeing the news with concern. Critics fear that refugee resettlement, though a compassionate program, will prove to be a far too costly endeavor. Yet economic evidence clearly suggests that, despite upfront costs, the long-run impact of resettlement will be neutral — and could actually trigger modest economic stimulus. From a humanitarian angle, it is hard to argue...

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Responding to the Syrian Refugees How should a libertarian Christian respond?

Responding to the Syrian Refugees I’ve seen many Christians on the religious right demanding that the US not receive Syrian refugees, and even showing stories about how this is really an attempted Islamic invasion into the Western world … and Europe is first. There are even stories about how Austrians are making gun runs out of fear of this invasion. And anyone who suggests that we help the refugees (particularly because our government is responsible for the mess in Syria), they are immediately labeled a flaming liberal/progressive/socialist kowtowing to ISIS in the name of tolerance and will be the...

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