One could say that the libertarian position, in general, is an overall pro-life statement. The term that being “Pro-Life” in America has a very anti-abortion message, and it is wrapped around that message. I take a step or two further and say that it isn’t enough to be Pro-Life in the context of abortion. The issue I take is that since I’m Pro-Life regarding abortion, it would also make sense if I’m Pro-Life regarding being Anti-War. Being truly Pro-Life goes way beyond the issue of abortion. Evangelicals within the United States that are politically active tend to be very anti-abortion. Not saying that being anti-abortion is a small thing but being faithful to the issue of being Pro-Life can’t stop on the abortion issue. So, what other issues are out there that can be thought of as being Pro-Life? Take taxation as a form of being Anti-Life. Taxation is a form of stealing from the individual because the government forces people to give their resources to itself. Government if it has to exist, it can only steal, murder and destroy lives, so in effect being libertarian is an overall philosophy that is geared to the protection of life. Within the movement of Libertarianism, there are some that have different positions that aren’t life oriented. Not saying that I won’t take their form of governance compared to the system that we have right but I try to be as consistent as possible. It is just inconsistent to be a libertarian and be “Pro-Choose” in the matter of abortion. The child receives the Three Rights, not when he/she is born but when the child is conceived. There are medical procedures that one can have done to the unborn child that can survive before they are naturally born in the case of the mother not being able to care the child into labor naturally. In the wealthy countries, there shouldn’t be any reason to abort the child because there are so many parents that are willing to adopt and so many procedures that can keep both the child and mother alive. There has been an “increase” in the deaths of the mothers in labor, but this is how death certificate are made from the early 2000s and before the 2000s. (Ref 1) I won’t explain in detail, but this is why I don’t like statistics because statistics can and in fact, can be manipulated in many different ways. Being Pro-Life is also libertarian, and I take the stance where it isn't just the abortion issue but also the war and taxation issue are just the two other issues that I have pointed out in this article.
Ref 1 - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/has-maternal-mortality-really-doubled-in-the-u-s/
My body has finally tapped out in regards to working too much. In the past two months I've been pulling down three jobs. The biggest problem is that it was a requirement to stand on my feet so I was doing about 70 hours on my feet. I slept a lot in my car never really had much hard core sleep except on Saturday morning and early afternoon. That was the day that I slept about 12+ hours and I looked forward to that. I just dropped one job this past week. The other two I must keep, one is the pay and the other is the health care. Now, moving forward, I plan to spend a lot more time on the website and still get about 6 hours of sleep Mon-Fri and a good 10 to 12 hours on Saturday. Sunday is chill day (Sleep/chill/church). I was able to pull it off where I had three jobs and Sunday off in the past two months.
In the past election, both candidates Clinton and Trump were opposed to Property Rights. Clinton wanted to the same thing in the past 24+ years. Trump advocated some cuts to taxes (which I would be supported of), but in his business life, he tried using eminent domain for his personal business deals. The two-party system isn't working to protect property rights; Democrats don't pretend that they do while the Republicans pretend that they will give at least some thought about it but still pass anti-property rights legislation. There are a few that vote closer and advocates a smaller government and vote that way, on this alone makes them the most pro-property rights people in Congress (Paul from Kentucky & Lewis from Minnesota). Johnson ticket wasn't much better because he was "too open" to ideas that would take away property. Looking forward to the 2020 election, the LP needs to pick someone that is much stronger in overall property rights. But until 2020, I will be a staunch supporter regarding property rights. When I mean property rights, I mean the whole person. Each has the right to own one's self. I take a very broad view of property rights, and I break it down to ownership (physical property), self-ownership (you own yourself), and contract rights (make agreements with other individuals).
Enough of politics, how does someone live out of the respect of property rights. How I see when I go to a business like a restaurant for example. I'm on someone's property, and I must obey the rules and regulations of that property. So, if whatever reason the business doesn't allow guns in the restaurant, then I have to respect their right to allow them not to have guns on the property or at least inside the restaurant. They have the right to refuse me their services and food if I brought a gun to the restaurant. Also, I do have to respect their right to deny me of services to me for whatever reason. If the owner is a flaming statist and hates libertarians, I will allow him to not serve libertarians; this would be 100% fine with me. What isn't fine is that the owner votes for someone to oppress me and force me to do x, y and z. It doesn't matter what x, y and z are, the initiation of force is anti-libertarian. Don't force me to do anything and I won't force you to do anything, this is why I have a hard time in voting and if I vote (which I do almost 100% of the time) because I'm accepting the notion to be forced to do x, y and z. And I accept the fact that there will be someone who I didn't consent to their leadership of the country, this is why I take my vote very seriously. I know my vote doesn't matter too much, but I'm choosing someone to lead the country, and I have to choose someone that is closest to the property rights, self-ownership rights and contract rights.
In Christ Alone,
Terence S. Kruger (Jr.)
Regardless of your stances on politics and philosophy there is one thing that I firmly believe and that is Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World and those who follow Him will be saved. That being said, Grace to You and Answers in Genesis are two great resources to go if you want to explore Christianity.
Change is really the only constent. But there is one thing that won't change it is the ever growing power of government. It is quite interesting to see liberals chringing over the fact that Trump got elected and he is going to cut the government to shreds. Really the only politician that has the strength to actually cut government is Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. But he is only one Senator out of 100. Most of the other politicians in both the Senate and House wants to increase power to DC. An upcoming libertarian/conservative guy Jason Lewis will take office on January 3, 2017. I have listened to his radio show for a while and actually seeing him in the House in the next couple of years might be interesting but I still have to hold my breath because very few politicians have principles. It is a bit more encouraging to see two libertarian leaning guys in DC for the next couple of years.
Terence S. Kruger (Jr.) is all about bringing a Christ Centered Libertarian Philosophy to the world.