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.
Guest post contributed by Scott Cosenza, Policy Director for One Generation Away
Gary Johnson wasn’t in the first presidential debate of 2016, and, as a libertarian, I’m happy about that.
It makes me happy because every day Gary Johnson is out there being listened to, he damages the chances for liberty to take hold in the minds and hearts of Americans. He is either ignorant, as I suspect, about the principles that animate support for Libertarians™ amongst those of us who are libertarians, and why those are important, or he just doesn’t care. In either case his candidacy is unacceptable.
In fact, Johnson a) did answer “a basic question about the crisis in Aleppo, Syria,” and b) did so not with a “surprising lack of foreign policy knowledge,” but with a sensible, clear approach to the Syria crisis that acknowledges both the specific geopolitical situation and serves as a cogent critique of the usual US foreign policy stance that has wrought Hell across the world since, let’s say, the McKinley administration.
Making a Murderer caused many who saw it to seriously question, if not abandon, one of the convenient fictions that most Americans believe—that, in the unlikely event we get arrested for a crime we didn’t commit, all we have to do is explain ourselves and the system will quickly realize that it made a mistake. After all, only guilty people hire lawyers.
Just yesterday, I mentioned on by personal Facebook page that I had added “transgender” to my list of terms that I wish I could block from my news feed. It’s neither the word nor the people it describes that sicken me, but rather the ignorant and inconsiderate attitudes that just about everyone displays when discussing the transgender bathroom issue.
And then this morning, here comes this story: U.S. Directs Public Schools to Allow Transgender Access to Restrooms. So, I guess “transgender” will be one of the key words in what promises to be the most cacophonous presidential campaign season in history.
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.