Is Gary Johnson a libertarian?

Yes, Gary Johnson is the presumptive Libertarian Party nominee. And yes, I cast a lukewarm vote for him for president in 2012.

However, how libertarian is he? I’ll leave this article here and let you decide.

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Is the Constitution an Enemy of Liberty?

I still maintain that truly constitutional government would be immeasurably better than anything we have experienced in the last century in America.

Even so, here is a thought-provoking conversation between Tom Woods and Sheldon Richman on how the Constitution greatly centralized power over anything that had been allowed by the Articles of Confederation.

 

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The Idolatry of the Donald

In 2000, GWBush said ONE THING about Jesus ONE TIME and millions of Churchians were just GOOGLY over him for the next eight years, even though there was precious little fruit of the spirit in his life. Comes now Der Donald, and millions of Churchians are just as GOOGLY about him, even though there is even less spiritual fruit in his life.

II Timothy 4:2-4 prophesied such a time. Great article about this right here.

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Why WOULDN’T Trump Also Build a Wall Along the Canadian Border?

By Doug Newman – email me here.
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Posted at A Call to Paul and Reddit.


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This just might constitute torture for some of you.

I am asking you to think.

Just like anything else the government does, Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the Mexican border is rife with unintended consequences. The very same wall that would prevent people from entering illegally, could just as easily be used to keep the American people from leaving. And if he would build such a wall along the Mexican border, why wouldn’t he also build a wall along the Canadian border?

Just recently, Trump “doubled down” on his call to slow Muslim immigration. And right after the mass killings in San Bernardino last December, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslim immigration to the United States.

Well, couldn’t Muslims enter the U.S. from Canada? And if Mexican immigration justifies building a wall on the southern border, why wouldn’t Muslim immigration issues justify building a wall on the northern border with Canada? And couldn’t such a wall possibly be used at some point in the future to keep the American people from leaving?

And Trump has also now threatened “very, very serious consequences” for corporations that would leave America. “We’re not going to let companies leave”, he says. So how would Der Donald actually enforce that? Perhaps he would shut down the coastlines as well.

Again, think!

Tyranny (1) always comes from someone’s noble intention, (2) always grows bigger and uglier with time and (3) always creates far greater problems than it solves. Trump’s proposals for trade, immigration and border control are no exception.


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The Suicide of Venezuela

This has been happening in America for decades. It all started long before anyone heard of Obama.

However, in our hubris, we refuse to learn from other nations. We persist in thinking that “it can’t happen here.” Oh yes it can!

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.” – Proverbs 16:18

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I never expected to witness the slow suicide of a country, a civilization. I suppose nobody does.

Let me tell you, there’s nothing epic about it. We who have the privilege of travel often look down in satisfaction at the ruins of ancient Greece; the Parthenon lit up in blues and greens. The acropolis. The Colosseum in Rome. We walk through the dusty streets of Timbuktu and gaze in wonder at the old mud mosques as we reflect on when these places had energy and purpose. They are not sad musings, for those of us who are tourists. Time has polished over the disaster. Now all that is left are great old buildings that tell a story of when things were remarkable – not of how they quietly fell away. “There was no reason, not really,” we tell each other as we disembark our air-conditioned buses. “These things just happen…

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Why Do So Many Christians and Libertarians Support Donald Trump?

By Doug Newman – email me here.
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Posted at A Call to Paul.


Back in January, Donald Trump stated, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

I am reminded of this whenever I contemplate the large numbers of Christians and libertarians who support Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.

Jesus commanded His followers to observe the fruit people bear – Matthew 7:20. Let us consider the fruit on Trump’s tree.

  • He is on his third marriage.
  • He is a known adulterer who brags about the women he has slept with.
  • He owns a strip club.
  • He does not see the need to repent of any wrongdoing.
  • Would any self-respecting Christian man let this lecher within 1000 feet of his wife or daughter?

I could go on.

And, as always, whether or not Trump is a Christian is between Him and God. But where is there any fruit of the Holy Spirit in Trump’s life?

And why do so many libertarians support Trump’s bid for the White House?

Again, I could go on.

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But, but, but … h-h-he’s gonna stick it to the Establishment.

What would that look like in the real world?

In 2008 and 2012, there was a candidate with an impeccable decades-long record of voting in accordance with the Constitution for severely limited government and sound money and against the welfare-warfare-police state. And the establishment – both left and right – shunned him.

Trump, on the other hand, has been the object of endless media attention ever since the early 1980s. The same media that acted as if Ron Paul did not so much as even exist has made Donald Trump one of the most famous people in America. If Trump were truly a threat to the status quo, the mainstream media would be giving him the Ron Paul treatment.ron paul Christian

Ron Paul’s campaign was not about Ron Paul the man, but rather about principles of individual liberty and strict adherence to the limits set on government by the Constitution. It was not about “putting the right people in office” so that they could “run the country” and “fix things”. Paul sought to preside over the executive branch of a constitutional republic, whereas Trump aspires to be a dictator.

And almost no one is asking: what if Trump can’t get his agenda through Congress?

Are so many people so desperate for quick fixes by a “great leader” that they will abandon all caution and prudence? In the Old Testament – I Samuel 8:4-20 – God warned the children of Israel about the dangers of an earthly king. Libertarians say they support the Zero Aggression Principle and that they don’t want an all-powerful central government, and yet many will gladly cede power to Trump.

I know, I know, I know Trump is not Hillary or Bernie. However, the “lesser evil” – if that is even what Trump is – is still evil. If you like the lesser evil, why don’t you love the greater evil?

And if you are a Christian who insists on supporting the “lesser evil” again and again, you have no business complaining that so much evil is so rampant in society.


Related: Just Answer the Question Mr. Cruz.

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Is “illegal immigration” an invasion within the meaning of the U.S. Constitution?

No, according to Thomas Eddlem’s most excellent Facebook post.

Further elaboration on Eddlem’s personal blog.

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