Woodstock and Auschwitz

By Doug Newman

Not to blow my own horn, but I said this first:

“When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock.
When you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.”

Thank you Mike Blevins for finding this picture.

About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at www.thefot.us And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Woodstock and Auschwitz

  1. Manuel Miles says:

    That quote is the best thing you ever said or ever will, Doug.

  2. Stephen Woolsey says:

    There is a risk in human conditions, whether individually or in governments, that we must to a degree allow fellow citizens to choke their path. It is only when those choices are wrong is there a justification to not “let” someone do something. That was the risk God made in the Garden of Eden and it is the same position that is still right today. The reason it is a risk is that Sin is our lot and we will follow it when we get the chance except for rare occasions of sanctified people acting out their faith. Yet we do not have the right to disallow much in society. The real answer is in leading folks to conversion in Christ, the only true vehicle of change to man, since he is the only source of Man. This is the only track we, as believers, possess. I mention this as a caution when I read what we must “allow and not allow.” we walk the knife’s edge between legalism and license. It is never an easy road. Blessings.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s