fbpx

archives

Tag: non-aggression

are libertarians pro-choice
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Are Libertarians Pro-Choice?

Are Libertarians pro-choice? On the 50th anniversary of the Libertarian Party (LP), the platform now stands silent on abortion. This is no insignificant change. It doesn’t mean the party is now officially pro-life. It also doesn’t mean the party has abandoned its principles with regard to the rights of women. To understand what this means, and what it doesn’t mean, and implications for the future of libertarian thought and practice, two things must be understood. First,

Read More »
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

Read More »
objections walter block evictionism
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Present Objections to Walter Block’s Evictionism

In my previous article, I summarized Walter Block’s theory of eviction which he proposes is the libertarian alternative to the current abortion debate. Block hasn’t gone entirely unchallenged on his theory, but the criticisms he’s received have fallen short of the libertarian principles of self-ownership, property rights as human rights, and the non-aggression principle. Before presenting my case against Evictionism (in a forthcoming article and debate with Block in December), I will briefly summarize the

Read More »
evictionism walter block abortion
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

What is Evictionism? Walter Block’s Response to Abortion

Walter Block is well-known in libertarian circles. He’s a professor and chair of economics at Loyola University and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. Block first articulated his position on abortion, known as evictionism, back in 1977 and is built upon Murray Rothbard’s work on property rights being the basis for human rights. Block attempts to bring the strongest argument possible by assuming the strongest premises from both sides of the debate. That life begins at conception, and the

Read More »
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

Read More »
libertarian Christians abuse victims
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Libertarian Christians Can Bridge a Gap for Abuse Victims

Note: This article was written in the context of the latest allegations concerning domestic violence against women in the church. It is not intended to diminish abuse of men by women, which is equally valid and horrific. The content of this article is applicable for men, but for simplicity, is directed to a female audience. The Christian church is no stranger to controversy, and concerns of abuse are especially disturbing. The Roman Catholic Church has

Read More »

subscribe by email

Sign up for email updates and other news from Kerry Baldwin and receive Do Christians Own Themselves? absolutely FREE!