Some Interesting Libertarian Thought

Gil Guillory discusses why thrift is the beginning of liberty and order. Sounds a little like why the love of money is the root of all evil, and not just having money. Some people miss that distinction.

And also from Lew Rockwell, Wendy McElroy discusses the faux libertarian justification for war. Interesting analysis.

Granted, much true libertarianism is purely theory. But I think there’s a reason why it seems so utopian, yet seems like it could work and would be most favorable for everyone if practiced in its entirety. I think that’s how the Kingdom of God would look when it fully comes on earth. People are free to do what they will do, they are not lorded over by corrupt governments and corrupt men trying to gain as much power as possible. But with this freedom, people act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God.

Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to libertarianism?

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2 responses to “Some Interesting Libertarian Thought

  1. I agree with you, but i also think its dangerous to say that they kingdom of God will be like a certain set of political beliefs, because I think you could make that argument for many others, including socialism and communism. Just a thought.

  2. I can see where you’re coming from, and I hesitated to type it for that exact reason, but I think the whole idea of liberty fits well with Christianity.

    Christ came to free us from the law, from sin, from the principalities and powers that hold us down… socialism and communism are political systems that require some sort of force to initiate, therefore, they cannot be Christian. Christ never used force to change anyone. He loved them, and let them know they were free to make their own decisions, but that they would reap the consequences of those decisions. I think libertarianism at its roots does that. It is constantly looking for ways to reduce the power of the state and increase the liberty of people, but it suggests that as liberty increases, so should morality, justice, etc.

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