Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

How can a Bible-believing Christian be an anarchist?

Servants, be in subjection to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the wicked.  For it is commendable if someone endures pain, suffering unjustly, because of conscience toward God. For what glory is it if, when you sin, you patiently endure beating? But if, when you do […]

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Coming out of the closet . . . as an anarchist

If you follow me on social media, have read several other posts on this blog, or are friends with me on Facebook, perhaps you’ve seen some of my posts and began to wonder.  Is he, you know, one of those? Well let me confirm your fears: I am an anarchist. Unlike other closets, coming out […]

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The “Pro-Life” Movement’s Political Strategy Will Never Solve the Abortion Problem

It has been almost 42 years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling, Roe v. Wade, which struck down state prohibitions on abortion.  Since then, about 55 million children have lost their lives via government-sanctioned infanticide. Both supporters and opponents of infanticide have set their sights on either acquiring or maintaining a […]

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

How the state ruins everything: Regulations

All Americans have been bombarded with the narrative from about the time they could talk: there are evil businessmen out there everywhere, so we need government regulations to protect us from them.  This is taught in various ways at all levels of government schools, and almost as ubiquitous in mainstream entertainment as the regulations themselves.  (When […]

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

How the state ruins everything: Immigration

This post is hopefully a series of posts on how the state ruins everything.  The overriding thesis of this series is that individual people can run and plan their own lives far better than the coercive agency of the state can do it for them, and that whenever government intervenes in any aspect in our […]

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Polygamy, slavery, and crusaderism

I’m in the midst of following a rather interesting exchange between Thabiti Anyabwile and Doug Wilson regarding Doug’s book Black and Tan, which I read about five years ago, enjoyed and agreed with.  I hyperlinked to the first post of each participant and assume that you are able if interested to follow and navigate to subsequent […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

My Election Prefrerence

My practical political philosophy can be summed in three words: Pray for Gridlock. The Republicans and Democrats are two wings of the same bird of prey.  You have one party that gives you larger government and less freedom while the other gives you less freedom and larger government.  The deck is stacked; the choice between Republicans […]

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

How the U.S. Code came to be

If you have an infinite number of monkeys and an infinite number of typewriters, you will eventually get Hamlet. If you have one monkey with a typewriter, you will quickly get the U.S. Code. I thought of this while listening to Henry Hazlitt destroy John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money on […]

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

J. Gresham Machen on educational standardization

“Now, I am perfectly ready to admit that standardization in some spheres is a good thing. It is a good thing in the making of Ford cars; but just because it is a good thing in the making of Ford cars, it is a bad thing in the making of human beings, for the reason […]

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Sermon on Just Weights and Measures, Proverbs 11:1

Today I preached my second sermon at Christ Church of North Carolina.  I preached on Proverbs 11:1 and the title of the sermon is “Weights and Measures: Just and Unjust.”  In it I deal with such issues as honest business dealings, fraud, fiat money, and a basic overview of Christian economics. Feel free to listen […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Frog boiling gone awry

There is an old and widely known anecdote that a frog, when placed in a pot of boiling water will immediately jump out, but if placed in cold water and the temperature is gradually increased it will boil alive without offering any resistance.  Although not technically true, the anecdote captures an aspect of human nature […]

Friday, November 12th, 2010

“Uncle Eric’s” financial regulation

“I submit that the financial industry only needs one regulation of four words: ‘Thou shalt not steal.’” -Richard Maybury, author of the wonderful Uncle Eric books and the Early Warning Report. http://www.youtube.com/user/RichardMaybury#p/u/10/AqEmEjYuT1s (Quote begins at 6:49)

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Nullification, Pot, and Roe

Last week, Doug Wilson just posted on jury and state nullification here, and it prompted me to talk about a few things that had been percolating around in my head for quite some time.  I had written about jury nullification before, but it had disappeared from being online.  I found it on my hard drive […]

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Jury nullification

(This is a reworking of a blog post from a few years ago before my blog was WordPress based.) A few years ago, while listening to lectures by Steve Wilkins on “America: The First 350 Years”, I heard about jury nullification for the first time in my life.  I had paid attention in my public […]

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Arthur St. Clair on the U.S. Constitution

Arthur St. Clair was one of the Presidents of the United States who served before the current Constitution went into effect.  The presidents before Washington have been [intentionally?] neglected in conventional studies of history.  St. Clair, like fellow Anti-Federalist Patrick Henry, was a vocal critic of the Constitution, and has been proven right by history: […]