The Best Christian Case for Libertarianism

From the Federalist:  http://thefederalist.com/2015/12/16/the-christian-case-for-libertarianism/

It make two point I agree with. First:

“Libertarianism is the natural political ideology for Christians because it promotes individual freedom. 1 Peter 2:16 reads, “As freemen, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.” Men free from the chains of government can maximize our liberties to help our fellow man through private charity and evangelism.”

A little proof texting on 1 Peter 2:16 I disagree with but  the principle remain the same. The problem is Government, for example Christian giving  government  control of marriage  and education.

Second:

“Original Sin Implies Limited Government

Traditional Christian theology proffers that man is inherently sinful. Man’s inherent original sin makes no person among us just, pure, or wise enough to govern other men. Too often we have found ourselves disappointed by politicians, kings, and other legal authorities. The rational response, therefore, is not to make more strict laws or to increase legal oversight. Rather, it should be to limit government power.”

The doctrine of totally depravity or Original Sin is why I am  a Libertarian.  Our sinful nature relates to government  in that we in our sin will drift towards abuse of political  power and authoritarianism, therefore  we must limit political power.

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March for NOT Our Lives

I had a good debate during the March for our live or  gun activist hiding behind children day on Facebook.

My initial post .

When did Children trump the Constitution?

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Ride Sharing Add to Congestion Bunk

A report  from Associated Press claims conclusively Rides share add to Congestion.   I have read many of the studies only skipping over the methodology part.  First, I felt the study is a bit disingenuous, peculiarly UCD study which shows a higher of number of car owners using Uber instead of their cars. These studies may count the number of cars but say nothing about the number of car trips saved by Ride sharing.  If a single car can do an average of 15 riders a day, that single car is doing the work of 15 cars.  I assume these trips save would be single occupancy cars without Ridesharing.

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Merry Christmas

John 1English Standard Version (ESV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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