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Should Christians give thanks for Memorial Day?
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Should Christians give thanks for Memorial Day?

You’ve seen the post; the one that informs you of the differences between Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, and Armed Services Day. You’ve also seen reminders that these aren’t three-day weekends for BBQ and beer, so remember that your rights are bought and paid for by the blood of dead soldiers. Kevin DeYoung recently wrote a blog post at The Gospel Coalition titled, Why Christians Should Give Thanks for Memorial Day. As a Christian libertarian veteran, this post made me

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Christian view of economics
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Is there a Christian View of Economics?

I had the pleasure of attending for the first time FEEcon this month. I met several interesting people, from fellow attendees to some of the speakers, including the president, Lawrence W. Reed. He spoke about the influence of his Christian faith on his work at FEE in his opening keynote speech, which highlighted a new ebook FEE has published called, Are We Good Enough for Liberty? While there, I observed a few conversations between LCI’s Doug Stuart and other

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Philosophy

What is libertarianism?

Many people today have adopted libertarianism, but for many different reasons. And if you ask any number of libertarians what libertarianism is, you’ll get a variety of answers. This has caused some confusion among both supporters and opponents alike. So, here I will break it down to the basics. Etymology: The origin and development of libertarianism Metaphysical Libertarianism The word libertarian was first used in 1789 by a political writer named William Belsham. It’s a

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Philosophy

Problems with the Political Spectrum

Common Conception of Political Spectrum Golden Mean: Communism to Fascism The political spectrum is both well-known and misunderstood. In fact, this will be my third (and hopefully final) attempt to explain it. It’s well-known because the most basic terms are used in common speech all the time. Even the least politically astute people understand that left and right have something to do with politics. Left is blue, liberal, progressive, and that it has regard for

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3 Reasons Gary Johnson is right on religious rights

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

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