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domestic abuse and law enforcement
Culture

The Problem with Domestic Abuse and Law Enforcement

The news of Gabby Petito is that law enforcement missed an opportunity to rescue a victim of domestic abuse. Anti-abuse advocates point out the tell-tale signs that Petito was a victim of domestic violence. Her fiancé (and now a “person of interest”) Brian Laundries is missing. During a traffic stop of the couple, police failed to properly identify who the real victim was. However, this is where I part ways with anti-abuse advocates. Domestic Abuse

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what is christian love?
Podcasts

What is Christian Love?

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the cruelty of quarantine
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

The Cruelty of Quarantine: A Response to Tim Challies

Tim Challies is a reformed pastor and longtime blogger based in Canada. He recently published an article lamenting the cruelty of quarantine restrictions there. Challies has every reason in the world to lament. Their young son passed away a few weeks ago with no medical explanations. I speak for everyone at LCI when I say we grieve with the Challies family over the loss of their son, and we share in his lament. In his lament, Challies remarks that,

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doublespeak black lives libertarian
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

The Doublespeak of Black Lives Matter and a Libertarian Response

The murder of George Floyd has proven to be a tipping point in America. Not only are various politicians looking at criminal justice reform, but some police officers are abandoning their posts as they’ve done in Seattle, Minneapolis, and now Atlanta. This doesn’t seem to be your usual (and temporary) social outrage. But what is it that we’re tipping towards? What began with peaceful protests against excessive use of force by the police, has culminated with President Trump threatening to deploy

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harm or aggression
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Harm or Aggression: How do Libertarians Establish What is Crime?

Harm or Aggression? Some libertarians confuse the non-aggression principle (NAP) with the harm principle. It’s not that hard to see why; aggression can cause harm. So, some non-libertarian Christians have misconstrued what our non-aggression principle means. This often leads to confusion between aggression, harm, and even evil. We don’t want to confuse this point, so here’s the definition of the NAP: “Aggression” is inherently illegitimate … [and is] the initiation of physical force against persons or property, the

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matt walsh abortion bodily autonomy
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Matt Walsh Is Wrong About Bodily Autonomy and Abortion

Matt Walsh recently argued against the existence of bodily autonomy. In Walsh’s estimation, bodily autonomy can’t exist because it’s a pro-choice argument which “necessitates either that the humanity and personhood of the [fetus] depends on the mother’s wishes, … or it’s an irrelevant question because the mother has her body and she can do what she wants with it.” I’m guessing Walsh doesn’t have libertarian tendencies, but for the purpose of this article I’m taking bodily autonomy

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abortion, mass shootings, vaccinations
Culture

Polarizing Abortion, Mass Shootings, Vaccinations

I was interviewed by the Libertarian Christian Institute today and we discussed the polarizing topic of abortion. In it, I expressed briefly why I believed abortion is so emotionally charged and compared abortion, mass shootings, and vaccinations to each other. Here I’ll expand a bit more on what I said in that episode. Abortion, Mass Shootings, Vaccinations These three topics have some foundational things in common. Ultimately, they are ruled by various appeals to emotion, which keep

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abortion laws prolife movement
Podcasts

Abortion Laws: How the Prolife Movement is Aborting a Prolife Era

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introduction human rights
Philosophy

Introduction to Human Rights

Introduction to Human Rights The issue of human rights is important. In fact, when checking google trends on this and some related terms, the topic of human rights was markedly higher to related topics like women’s rights or civil rights. In this introduction to human rights, I’ll explain how foundational human rights are. Yet they’re also the most misunderstood in terms of their origin and our authority to exercise them. Moreover, if we don’t understand

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