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What Does Self-Ownership Imply about Parent’s and Children’s Rights?

What Does Self-Ownership Imply about Parent’s and Children’s Rights?

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Summary – What Does Self-Ownership Imply about Parent’s and Children’s Rights?

What Does Self-Ownership Imply about Parent’s and Children’s Rights? Kerry Baldwin returns to the LCI Greenroom with Jacob Winograd, host of the Biblical Anarchy Podcast, to discuss the principle of self ownership. We will dive into some of the questions and controversies surrounding this topic, specifically the objections raised concerning the rights & obligations related to parents and their children, and how the theory would be upheld by Christian ethics.

00:00 Introduction
03:07 What is self-ownership & and how does it work in relation to God as our owner?
06:20 The limitations of self-ownership are the natural limitations commensurate with being human.
12:51 Limitations of children are assessed (not determined) by parents.
15:06 Is there an obligation for parents that is legally enforceable?
21:20 What about negligence as a legal aspect of libertarianism.
23:28 Reactions to Florida banning teens from social media
28:03 How does the self-ownership work with a Christian duty to prevent harm?
33:29 The difference between preventing physical harm vs spiritual harm
35:00 Flawed view of the civil magistrate by non-libertarian Christians
40:50 The free market as a solution to non-violent societal problems
44:14 What is the relationship of consent to self-ownership and what can children consent to.
48:30 Statism fools us into thinking we can pre-emptively solve what-aboutisms through micromanagement.
52:04 Hayek’s The Pretense of Knowledge applied to parenting problems and Hanlon’s Razor applied to the state
56:10 Examples in history of new technology creating new problems for the family
01:02:53 The inherent flaw with Christian Nationalism is the false premise that violence solves problems
01:03:52 Closing Thoughts

 

 

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Kerry Baldwin
B.A. Philosophy, Arizona State University. My writing focuses on libertarian philosophy and reformed theology and aimed at the educated layperson. I am a confessionally Reformed Christian orthodox Presbyterian in the tradition of J. Gresham Machen (1881 – 1937)

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