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Opposing War Affirms the Power of the Resurrection

And though we’re told that we should trust the president (or the king, or the prime minister, or the high priest, or whomever) because that’s the pragmatic way to ensure security, war always makes things worse, and it always breeds more war.

Church and state should not mix, but faith and politics must; indeed, a faith without politics denies one of the essential claims of Jesus—that he is sovereign—and blocks us from experiencing the abundance of a life following him.

Why I Pray for Trump—and Every President—to Fail

Jesus pursued his obsessive love for us by choosing the indignity of being human, then spending a lifetime serving and loving others, then choosing a death in which he gave his life and his body as the fuel for us to have eternal life—all the while having, but not using, the power and authority to save his life and become king.

That’s the reason why I pray for the failure of all the Trumps and Clintons and Obamas and Bushes—because their morality and their means of pursuing it is rebellion to God’s way for mankind to relate to one another.

Words Matter: How “Government” differs from “the State”

Writers like Frédéric Bastiat, Albert Jay Nock, Murray Rothbard, and Franz Oppenheimer have made the invaluable distinction between the state and society, and between the political means and the economic means.

But there is a more subtle distinction that needs to be made, especially in the American context.

Americans usually refer to the thing properly called “the state” as “the government.” It’s unfortunate for clear thinking about politics that these two terms have, through long use, become interchangeable.

The Myth of Hiroshima from Truman to Obama

I understand why most Americans—especially those who were alive at the time and had been devastated by the pain and confusion of war—aren’t really interested in pushing past the simplistic myth of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that has been preserved and propagated in textbooks, speeches, and movies through the years in order to look honestly at the facts.

But I’m disturbed and ashamed that most American Christians—including my former self—also refuse to question this myth.

Meet Tom Woods: the Indispensable Libertarian

Tom Woods is the indispensable man of libertarianism.

No one alive (may Murray Rothbard rest in peace) has the knowledge of history, economics, and political philosophy and the ability to effectively communicate these ideas that Woods has.

His success as a writer and podcaster directly inspired me to start this website, and I look at the sheer scope, volume, and quality of his work as a challenge to produce quality work of my own.